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Our Genealogy Helper for Toney Fork ...

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 Toney Fork (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 Toney Fork. 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.

Name Variations for Toney Fork ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Toney Fork.

  • Typical abbreviation for Toney Fork: Toney Frk.

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.

Toney Fork is located in Wyoming County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wyoming County: Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo & Raleigh.

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

  DirDistance
Wyoming     (The home county for Toney Fork)
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Boone
  Rocklick   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bim   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cazy   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kohlsaat   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bob White   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Fayette
  Pax   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Kanawha
  Acme   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belle   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lincoln
  Harts   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Logan
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Holden   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
McDowell
  Davy   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Mercer
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mingo
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pie   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Musick   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Raleigh
  Arnett   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Helen   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lester   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Summers
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pike (KY)
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McVeigh (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Toney Fork ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toney Fork.

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 Toney Fork covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Brown - Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Glen Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Milty T Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Elk Trace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Toney Fork ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toney Fork.

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

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 Toney Fork in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Toney Fork.

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

Oceana   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Toney Fork
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Toney Fork
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Toney Fork
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock View   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Toney Fork
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Toney Fork
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Toney Fork
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baileysville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Toney Fork
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pineville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Toney Fork
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 599 people in 2017)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newfound   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Toney Fork
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saulsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Toney Fork
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Toney Fork
 - Redbird 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 Toney Fork. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Toney Fork in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Toney Fork:

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 Wyoming County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McDowell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mingo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Wyoming County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Wyoming 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 ...
      Kentucky
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toney Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7129, Longitude: -81.5976     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toney Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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: findagrave.com.

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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 Toney Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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