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Our Genealogical Helper for Twilight ...

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 Twilight (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 Twilight. 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 Twilight ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twilight.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twilight, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Twilight.

Cemeteries Near Twilight ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Twilight.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Stark Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Van Buren Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Bias - Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Oxley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bob Hunter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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

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

Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Twilight
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Twilight
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twilight
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
Van   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Twilight
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twilight
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Twilight
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Twilight
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
Acme   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Twilight
 - Acme 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 Twilight. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twilight 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Twilight is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Raleigh & Wyoming.

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

Boone     (The home county for Twilight)
      Bandytown   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Marnie   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bim   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cazy   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kohlsaat   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gordon   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Bob White   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Pax   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Handley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Man   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Davy   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Welch   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gary   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Poca   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Uno   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pike (KY)
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Twilight:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Twilight. 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 that begins in Twilight. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Twilight) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twilight. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9269, Longitude: -81.6234     [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 Twilight, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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