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Our Genealogical Helper for Van ...

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 Van (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 Van. 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 Van ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Van.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Van, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Van.

Cemeteries Near Van ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Van.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Van Buren Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Bias - Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Stark Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Bob Hunter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Adkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Kentucky Knoll Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Obediah Bias Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Miller Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cooper's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Family Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Burwell Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Rufus C. Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hager Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Epling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oxley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Smoot   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Stollings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Allen Cemetery (Holly Hills)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boone Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Miller / Patrick Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Lloyd Wesley Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nelson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Burnside - Byrnside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Albright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Atkins - Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bowen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Price Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW W.H. Turley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Canterberry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ball - Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Sander Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Stolling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Dent Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Elkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Drawdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Smoot Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Green - Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Billups Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Stacy Belle Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zatto Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Campbell Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


       

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, Van had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Gordon   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Van
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Van
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Van
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Van
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Van
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Van
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Van
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Van
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Van
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake 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 Van. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Van 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Van is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Raleigh & Wyoming.

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

  DirectionDistance
Boone     (The home county for Van)
      West Junction   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Gordon   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Bigson   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Bob White   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Lanta   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cazy   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kohlsaat   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Marnie   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bim   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Williams Mountain   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Quinland   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stark   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fayette
      McDunn   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pax   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Kanawha
      Acme   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Lincoln
      Sod   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Logan
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Man   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
McDowell
      Davy   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Welch   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mingo
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Putnam
      Scott Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poca   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Helen   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Wayne
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wyoming
      Oceana   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Uno   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pike (KY)
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Van:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Boone 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 Boone 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
      Ohio
      Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Van ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Van. 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 beginning in Van. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Van) 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 Van. 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 Van

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Van. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9719, Longitude: -81.7064     [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: 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 Van, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Van.



 
 
 

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