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Our Genealogy Helper for Varneytown ...

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 Varneytown (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Varneytown. 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.

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 and 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.

Varneytown is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Braxton, Calhoun, Kanawha, Nicholas & Roane.

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

  DirDistance
Clay     (The home county for Varneytown)
  Valley Fork   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Clay   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Boone
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sharlow   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kirbyton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Racine   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Seth   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Braxton
  Clem   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Calhoun
  Mudfork   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Orma   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Fayette
  Cannelton   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Gilmer
  Glenville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Greenbrier
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hines   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
  Kentuck   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kanawha
  Clendenin   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Handley   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Lincoln
  Alum Creek   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Putnam
  Liberty   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Poca   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Roane
  Cicerone   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Webster
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Addison   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wirt
  Burning Springs   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Varneytown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Varneytown.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Varneytown covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pierson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blue Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grose Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reed - Stephenson - Pierson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dulls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Little Laurel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Laurel Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bogg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Naylor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Amma Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rolling Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE McCracken Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Payne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Armstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hindsman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Koontz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Clendenin Memorial Gardens   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Varneytown ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Varneytown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Varneytown, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Varneytown.

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 Varneytown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Varneytown.

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

Valley Fork   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Varneytown
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Procious   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Varneytown
 - Procious had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Varneytown
 - Pigeon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Varneytown
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Varneytown
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Amma   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Varneytown
 - Amma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Apgah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Varneytown
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osbornes Mills   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Varneytown
 - Osbornes Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lizemores   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Varneytown
 - Lizemores 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 Varneytown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Varneytown in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Varneytown:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Braxton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wirt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Clay County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Varneytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4873, Longitude: -81.1468     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Varneytown 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 Varneytown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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