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Upland, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Upland ...

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 Upland (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 Upland. 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 Upland ...

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 Upland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Upland, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Upland.

Cemeteries Near Upland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Upland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Staten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fraizer Bottom Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCoy Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W McCoy - Starkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lundsford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pliny Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moores Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Buffalo Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Hereford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swan Creek Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Potts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beale Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Atkeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Four Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Arthur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Culloden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McLellon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     


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, Upland had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Upland
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Fraziers Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Upland
 - Fraziers Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
Swann   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Upland
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Swann had a post office and no railroad service
Midway   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Upland
 - Midway had a post office and railroad service
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Upland
 - 1895 population of 238 people (with 1,262 people in 2017)
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
Pliny   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Upland
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Pliny had a post office and no railroad service
Ashton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Upland
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Ashton had a post office and no railroad service
Glenwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Upland
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Glenwood had a post office and railroad service
Mercers Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Upland
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Mercers Bottom had a post office and railroad service

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

Upland is located in Mason County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mason County: Gallia (OH), Meigs (OH), Cabell, Jackson & Putnam.

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

Mason     (The home county for Upland)
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Julian   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Layville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lory   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sod   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harts   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Banco   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Raceland (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Worthington (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wurtland (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenup (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bolton (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Scioto (OH)
      South Webster (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Upland:

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 Mason County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scioto County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Upland ...

While our initial data for Upland came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Upland 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 Upland.

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 Upland:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Upland.
      See our Misc Page for Upland for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Upland. 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 starting from Upland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Upland) 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 Upland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Upland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5693, Longitude: -82.0725     [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 Upland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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