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Our Genealogical Helper for Upper Flats ...

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 Upper Flats (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 Upper Flats. 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 Upper Flats ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Upper Flats.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Upper Flats, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Upper Flats.

Cemeteries Near Upper Flats ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Upper Flats.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Rickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Upper Flats - White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peter Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yonker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zuspan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Infirmary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Zirkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Letart Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Columbia Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hoschar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clifton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Syracuse Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kirkland Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Middleport Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Minersville Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lone Oak Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  WSW Lone Oak Cemetery 2   [Map]     
  NNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shuler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rife Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roush Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roush Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Rothgeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brighton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Maddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hiland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ottobine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kyger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Smith Graveyard   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ball Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lemley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rife 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>

While we didn't find Upper Flats in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Upper Flats.

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

Sassafras   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Upper Flats
 - Sassafras had a post office and no railroad service
Letart   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Letart had a post office and railroad service
Letart Falls (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Letart Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Plants (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Plants had a post office and no railroad service
Antiquity (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 71 people
 - Antiquity had a post office and no railroad service
New Haven   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 595 people (with 1,499 people in 2017)
 - New Haven had a post office and railroad service
Oldtown - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oldtown was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Upper Flats
 - Oldtown had a post office and no railroad service
Flatrock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Flatrock had a post office and no railroad service
Clifton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 673 people
 - Clifton had a post office and railroad service
Racine (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 820 people (with 653 people in 2017)
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
Syracuse (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 1,622 people (with 813 people in 2017)
 - Syracuse had a post office and no railroad service
Hartford City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 446 people (with 595 people in 2017)
 - Hartford City had a post office and railroad service
West Columbia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - West Columbia had a post office and railroad service
Maggie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Upper Flats
 - Maggie had a post office and no railroad service
Minersville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Upper Flats
 - 1895 population of 1,029 people
 - Minersville 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 Upper Flats. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Upper Flats 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Mason     (The home county for Upper Flats)
      New Haven   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baden   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Upland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Poca   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albany (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      The Plains (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chauncey (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Truetown (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greens Run (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hocking (OH)
      Candy Town (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Pleasant (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wellston (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coalton (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jackson (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Morgan (OH)
      Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Scioto (OH)
      South Webster (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hamden (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hope (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Zaleski (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McArthur (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Washington (OH)
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 - you should note 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 Upper Flats:

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:

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    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hocking 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    
Morgan 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    
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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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Flats. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9254, Longitude: -81.9921     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Flats 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 Upper Flats, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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