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Our Genealogy Helper for Veranda ...

So far, we have found very little information about Veranda. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Veranda to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Veranda, please Contact Us.


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 Veranda (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 Veranda. 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 doctors and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Veranda is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Veranda. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Veranda:

  DirDistance
Mason     (The home county for Veranda)
  Arbuckle   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<2>
  Leon   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Upland   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Baden   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mason   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Boone
  Emmons   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Julian   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Layville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Morrisvale   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cabell
  Crown City   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Jackson
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Kanawha
  Nitro   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lincoln
  Hamlin   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sod   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Putnam
  Buffalo   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Roane
  Cicerone   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wayne
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ceredo   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kenova   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wirt
  Peewee   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Boyd (KY)
  Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ashland (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Millseat (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westwood (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Greenup (KY)
  Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Russell (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Worthington (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Raceland (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Athens (OH)
  Albany (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ewington (OH)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alice (OH)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Jackson (OH)
  Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wellston (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jackson (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vernon (OH)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burlington (OH)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Point (OH)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ironton (OH)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Scioto (OH)
  South Webster (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Vinton (OH)
  Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Veranda ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Veranda.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Van Sickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Potts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buckle Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Pliny Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Atkeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buffalo Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Promise Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wyoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Beale Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hereford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moores Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brighton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Fraizer Bottom Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lone Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bruce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clay Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McLellon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCoy Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW McCoy - Starkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swan Creek Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Graveyard   [Map]     
  NW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Nicholas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hazel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hazlett Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Veranda ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Veranda.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Veranda, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Veranda.

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.

Veranda itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Grimms Landing   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Veranda
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Grimms Landing had a post office and railroad service
 
Southside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Veranda
 - Southside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fivemile   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Veranda
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Fivemile had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arlee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Veranda
 - Arlee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pliny   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Veranda
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Pliny had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arbuckle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Veranda
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Arbuckle had a post office and railroad service
 
Leon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Veranda
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 150 people in 2017)
 - Leon had a post office and railroad service
 
Beech Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Veranda
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Beech Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Veranda
 - 1895 population of 238 people (with 1,262 people in 2017)
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Veranda. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Veranda 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 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 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 Veranda:

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 Mason County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cabell 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

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wirt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boyd County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenup County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scioto County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vinton County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Mason 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 Mason 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 ...
      Kentucky
      Ohio

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Veranda ...

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

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 Veranda:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Veranda. See our Misc Page for Veranda for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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<1>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 Veranda, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Veranda) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Veranda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6926, Longitude: -82.0374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Veranda have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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