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Wallback, West Virginia

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The location of Wallback

Our Genealogy Helper for Wallback ...

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 Wallback (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 Wallback. 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 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.

Wallback is primarily located in Clay County. A portion of Wallback extends into Roane County.

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

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

Clay     (The home county for Wallback)
  Valley Fork   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Clay   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Racine   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sharlow   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clem   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Orma   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Handley   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Poca   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 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]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wallback ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wallback.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Laurel Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grose Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Laurel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bogg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottrill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Dulls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blue Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Helmic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mollohan / Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pierson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reed - Stephenson - Pierson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCracken Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Matheny Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Amma Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Naylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tariff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hallburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sears Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ashley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Rolling Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chewning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elmira Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Criner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW J Herbert Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Payne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Armstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Duffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eplin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wallback ...

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 Wallback.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wallback, 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 Wallback.

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

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

Valley Fork   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wallback
 - Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wallback
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Pigeon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wallback
 - Pigeon had a post office and no railroad service
Gould   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wallback
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
Procious   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wallback
 - Procious had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wallback
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Oka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wallback
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
Amma   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Wallback
 - Amma 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 Wallback. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wallback in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites of 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 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 Wallback:

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    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Ritchie 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 for West Virginia, for Clay County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clay County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Wallback) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wallback. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5657, Longitude: -81.1304     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wallback 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 Wallback, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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