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The location of Utica

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Our Genealogical Helper for Utica ...

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 Utica (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 Utica. 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 Utica ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Utica.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Utica, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Utica.

Cemeteries Near Utica ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Utica.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Braham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pond Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vanhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Logston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lowdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamps Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Springston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Redbush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Archer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gates Ridge EUB Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Twomey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Isabelle Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swain Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wheaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Safreed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fleak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rardon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Derenburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Seebaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Congrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Central Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Naylor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Laucks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gaites Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wigal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wigal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keenan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reedsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Middleswart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Engle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW DeBussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Engels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ft. Belleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wadesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kibble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W DeWitt Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Hofmann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ravenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weaser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flatwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hawley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rainbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ball Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ottobine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beckwith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethany Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grogan 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 Utica in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Utica.

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

Jerrys Run   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Utica
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Jerrys Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Willowdale   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Utica
 - Willowdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowdell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Utica
 - Lowdell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Topins Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Utica
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Topins Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Medina   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Utica
 - Medina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manganese - Historic   [Map]
 - While Manganese was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Utica
 - Manganese had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skull Run   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Utica
 - Skull Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nesselroad - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nesselroad was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Utica
 - Nesselroad had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lone Cedar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Utica
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Lone Cedar had a post office and railroad service
 
Portland (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Utica
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Portland 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 Utica. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Utica 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Utica is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jackson     (The home county for Utica)
      Odaville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Kanawha
      Sissonville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Mason
      New Haven   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mason   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baden   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pleasants
      Belmont   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Putnam
      Liberty   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Cantwell   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
      Reedy   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Wirt
      Peewee   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Wood
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Albany (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Plains (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chauncey (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Truetown (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greens Run (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Morgan (OH)
      Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stockport (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hope (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Utica:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie 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    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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
 
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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Utica. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Utica. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Utica) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Utica. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0454, Longitude: -81.6587     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Utica 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 Utica, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Utica.