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Uler, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Uler ...

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 Uler (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 Uler. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Uler 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 Uler. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Uler:

Roane     (The home county for Uler)
  Spencer   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Cicerone   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clem   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Orma   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Clay   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Malden   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Poca   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Addison   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Slate   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Uler ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Uler.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Laurel Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cottrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Helmic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mollohan / Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Matheny Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chewning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tariff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Laurel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sears Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Amma Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grose Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Criner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W J Herbert Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Payne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Ashley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bogg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hallburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elmira Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eplin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Armstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Naylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dulls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCracken Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Orma Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hascue Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Barnhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rolling Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pierson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blue Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reed - Stephenson - Pierson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Uler ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Uler.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Uler, 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 Uler.

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

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

Newton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Uler
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Oka   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Uler
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Uler
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Pigeon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Uler
 - Pigeon had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Fork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Uler
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Uler
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Minnora   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Uler
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
Amma   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Uler
 - Amma 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 Uler. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Uler in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites of 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 Uler:

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 List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Roane County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Uler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6179, Longitude: -81.1432     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Uler 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 Uler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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