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Our Genealogical Helper for Tina ...

So far, we have found very little information about Tina. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Tina to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Tina, please Contact Us.

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Tina (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Tina. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Tina ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tina.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tina, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tina.

Cemeteries Near Tina ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tina.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Tina covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Wickline Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hicks - Swell Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Goddard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE William Thomas Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St. Colmans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beechnut Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadows Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Layland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Shuck Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW William Kidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Upland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Smailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Royal Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

While we didn't find Tina in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tina.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Tina, with the one closest to Tina listed first.

Green Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tina
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Green Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Elton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Tina
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
New Richmond - Historic   [Map]
 - While New Richmond was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tina
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - New Richmond had a post office and railroad service
Sandstone   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tina
 - Sandstone had railroad service and no post office
Crickmer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tina
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Crickmer had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Dale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tina
 - Spring Dale had a post office and no railroad service
Lawn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Tina
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Lawn had a post office and no railroad service
Brooks   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Tina
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Brooks had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tina. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tina in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Tina is historic, it would have been located within present day Summers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Summers County: Giles (VA), Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe & Raleigh.

Below are the counties that are near Tina. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Tina:

Summers     (The home county for Tina)
      Hinton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Janie   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Spring Dale   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pax   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vale   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hines   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Handley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ballard   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shady Spring   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (VA)
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Tina, see our County-by-County Page for Tina.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Tina:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Summers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Summers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
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About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Tina. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tina) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8354, Longitude: -80.8651     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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