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Tolleys, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tolleys ...

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 Tolleys (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Tolleys. 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.

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 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.

Tolleys is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Raleigh     (The home county for Tolleys)
  Lester   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Fairdale   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Harper   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Janie   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pax   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hines   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Acme   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Edison   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pie   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bud   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Uno   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tolleys ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tolleys.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Tolleys covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Slab Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pemberton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Wright Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Workman Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tolleys ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tolleys.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tolleys, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tolleys.

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.<3>

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

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

Lester   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tolleys
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 323 people in 2017)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Tolleys
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Pemberton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tolleys
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tolleys
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
Prosperity   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tolleys
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tolleys
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tolleys
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
Daniels   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Tolleys
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
Saulsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tolleys
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Tolleys:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's



Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tolleys. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tolleys) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tolleys. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tolleys

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tolleys. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7542, Longitude: -81.3115     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>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 Tolleys, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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