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Triplett, West Virginia
(Roane County)

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The location of Triplett

Our Genealogy Helper for Triplett ...

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 Triplett (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 Triplett. 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.

Triplett is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

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

Roane     (The home county for Triplett)
  Spencer   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Reedy   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Clem   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Orma   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Clay   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Malden   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Baden   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Leon   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Poca   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Slate   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lubeck   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (OH)
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Triplett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Triplett.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stalman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eventide Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW McKown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Solon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Slider Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Villers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bryners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snyder Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCrae Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swank Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Two Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bigbend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maze Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rector Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sixteen Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Belt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Triplett ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Triplett.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Triplett, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Triplett.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Triplett had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Spencer   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Triplett
 - 1895 population of 431 people (with 2,111 people in 2017)
 - Spencer had a post office and railroad service
Richardson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Triplett
 - Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
Millard   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Triplett
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Millard had a post office and no railroad service
Rocksdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Triplett
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Rocksdale had a post office and no railroad service
Schilling   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Triplett
 - Schilling had a post office and no railroad service
Pink   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Triplett
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Pink had a post office and no railroad service
Reedyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Triplett
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Reedyville had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Triplett
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Evelyn - Historic   [Map]
 - While Evelyn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Triplett
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Evelyn had a post office and no railroad service
Hur   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Triplett
 - Hur had a post office and no railroad service
Creston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Triplett
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Creston had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Triplett
 - Speed 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 Triplett. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Triplett 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 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 Triplett:

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 Roane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Gilmer County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Pleasants County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Ritchie County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's



Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Triplett ...

While our initial data about Triplett came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Triplett in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Triplett.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Triplett:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Triplett. See our Misc Page for Triplett for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Triplett. 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 '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- Triplett) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Triplett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8395, Longitude: -81.2982     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Triplett 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:

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

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