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Walgrove, West Virginia

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The location of Walgrove

Our Genealogy Helper for Walgrove ...

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 Walgrove (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 Walgrove. 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 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.

Walgrove is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

Kanawha     (The home county for Walgrove)
  Elkview   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Pinch   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Malden   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Belle   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peytona   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Racine   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sharlow   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clem   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Orma   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clay   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Concho   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sod   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Baden   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Leon   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Upland   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Poca   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Walgrove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Walgrove.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Sand Run Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reamer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rummell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Seabolt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Withrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clendenin Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Koontz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Osborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cummings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donahue Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fougharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE O Dell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hindsman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Burdette - Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hunter Cemetery 2   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Casey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cavender Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lacy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rolling Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newhouser Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Naylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Armstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holbert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cromwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ritchea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clendenin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hanes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Beane Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Vandine Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Walgrove ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around Walgrove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walgrove, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walgrove.

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

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

Jarrett   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walgrove
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
Coco   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Walgrove
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
Clendenin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Walgrove
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,142 people in 2017)
 - Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
Aarons   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Walgrove
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
Odell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walgrove
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
Wellford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Walgrove
 - Wellford had a post office and no railroad service
Blundon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Walgrove
 - Blundon had a post office and no railroad service
Mink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walgrove
 - Mink 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 Walgrove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walgrove in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Braxton County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Kanawha County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Kanawha 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walgrove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4640, Longitude: -81.4371     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walgrove 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:

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

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