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Our Genealogical Helper for Ury ...

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 Ury (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 Ury. 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 Ury ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ury.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ury, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ury.

Cemeteries Near Ury ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ury.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Slab Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pemberton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Brammer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bud Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Hickory Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Russ Lilly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Wright Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Richmond 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 Ury in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ury.

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

Lester   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Ury
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 322 people in 2016)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pemberton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ury
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odd   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ury
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Odd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saulsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Ury
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Ury
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newfound   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ury
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Egeria   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ury
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ury
 - Redbird 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 Ury. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ury 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 hospitals 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.

Ury is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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

  DirectionDistance
Raleigh     (The home county for Ury)
      Helen   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Eastgulf   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Rhodell   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harper   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Boone
      Rocklick   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Janie   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bim   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Fayette
      Pax   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Vale   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hines   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kanawha
      Handley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Logan
      Mineral City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Man   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Omar   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
McDowell
      Northfork   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      War   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Mercer
      Matoaka   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Edison   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Mingo
      Gilbert   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Monroe
      Ballard   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Summers
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Wyoming
      Mullens   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Uno   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Giles (VA)
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Little Town (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Ury:

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha 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    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Raleigh County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Raleigh 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 ...
      Kentucky
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6537, Longitude: -81.3151     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ury 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ury.