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Our Genealogical Helper for Walnut ...

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 Walnut (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 Walnut. 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 Walnut ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Walnut.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walnut, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walnut.

Cemeteries Near Walnut ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Walnut.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Matheny Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Coen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mollohan / Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sears Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cottrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elmira Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Orma Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hallburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Helmic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chewning Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tariff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Sturm Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCracken Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Laurel Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Laurel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bogg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston - Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<2>

While we didn't find Walnut in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Walnut.

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

Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walnut
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Walnut
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Minnora   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Walnut
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
Oka   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walnut
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
Elmira   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walnut
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
Sleith - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Walnut
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
Arnoldsburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Walnut
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Arnoldsburg had a post office and no railroad service
Rosedale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Walnut
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
Beech   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Walnut
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Beech 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 Walnut. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walnut 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Walnut is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane & Wirt.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Walnut)
      Mudfork   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Handley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Walnut:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis 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    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Calhoun 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6890, Longitude: -81.0576     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walnut have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Walnut, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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