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Our Genealogy Helper for Welch ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Welch (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 Welch. 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.

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 hospitals 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.

Welch is located in McDowell County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Buchanan (VA), Tazewell (VA), Mercer, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

  • McDowell County     (The home county of Welch)
    • Big Four [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Four
      • Big Four [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Four
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<3>
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Thorpe [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorpe
      • Thorpe [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorpe
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<3>
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<3>
    • Yukon [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yukon
      • Yukon [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yukon
    • Wilmore [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmore
      • Wilmore [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmore
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt
  • Boone County
    • Rocklick [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklick
      • Rocklick [Boone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocklick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklick
    • Greenwood [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Boone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Bald Knob [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Knob
      • Bald Knob [Boone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Knob
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<3>
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
  • Logan County
    • Wylo [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylo
      • Wylo [Logan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylo
    • Mallory [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Logan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Mineral City [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral City
      • Mineral City [Logan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral City
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Accoville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accoville
      • Accoville [Logan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accoville
    • Stirrat [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stirrat
      • Stirrat [Logan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stirrat
    • Omar [Logan County]
    • Whitman [Logan County]
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<3>
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Heights
  • Mercer County
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<3>
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Yards [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yards
      • Yards [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yards
    • Flipping [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flipping
      • Flipping [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flipping have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flipping
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Montcalm [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcalm
      • Montcalm [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montcalm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcalm
    • Littlesburg [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlesburg
      • Littlesburg [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlesburg
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Johnston Town [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston Town
      • Johnston Town [Mercer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston Town
    • Edison [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Mercer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
    • El Centro [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Centro
      • El Centro [Mercer County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Centro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
      • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Creek
    • Baisden [Mingo County]
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Wharncliffe [Mingo County]
    • Pie [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pie
      • Pie [Mingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pie
    • Musick [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Musick
      • Musick [Mingo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Musick
    • Matewan [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matewan
      • Matewan [Mingo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matewan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matewan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matewan<3>
    • Delbarton [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delbarton
      • Delbarton [Mingo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delbarton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delbarton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delbarton<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell
    • Eastgulf [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastgulf
      • Eastgulf [Raleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastgulf
    • Helen [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
      • Helen [Raleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen
    • Slab Fork [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab Fork
      • Slab Fork [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Fork
    • Stotesbury [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotesbury
      • Stotesbury [Raleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stotesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotesbury
    • Princewick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princewick
      • Princewick [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princewick
    • Coal City [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
      • Coal City [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
    • Glen White [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen White
      • Glen White [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen White
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<3>
    • Tolleys [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleys
      • Tolleys [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleys
    • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
  • Wyoming County
    • Stoneville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Mullensville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullensville
      • Mullensville [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullensville
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Clear Fork [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Fork
      • Clear Fork [Wyoming County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Fork
    • Keyrock [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyrock
      • Keyrock [Wyoming County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyrock
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
    • Sun Hill [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Hill
      • Sun Hill [Wyoming County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Hill
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
    • Cub City [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub City
      • Cub City [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub City
  • Pike County (KY)
    • Stopover [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stopover
      • Stopover [Pike County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stopover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stopover
    • Majestic [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majestic
      • Majestic [Pike County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majestic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majestic
    • Phelps [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Pike County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phelps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phelps<3>
    • McCarr [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCarr
      • McCarr [Pike County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCarr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCarr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCarr<3>
    • Belfry [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfry
      • Belfry [Pike County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belfry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belfry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belfry<3>
  • Bland County (VA)
    • Hicksville [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicksville
      • Hicksville [Bland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicksville
    • Rocky Gap [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Gap
      • Rocky Gap [Bland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Gap
    • Bastian [Bland County]
  • Buchanan County (VA)
    • Bearwallow [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearwallow
      • Bearwallow [Buchanan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearwallow
    • Peapatch [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peapatch
      • Peapatch [Buchanan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peapatch. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peapatch
    • Height [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Height
      • Height [Buchanan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Height. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Height
    • Jackson Flats [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson Flats
      • Jackson Flats [Buchanan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Flats
    • Paynesville [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paynesville
      • Paynesville [Buchanan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Paynesville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paynesville
    • Matney [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matney
      • Matney [Buchanan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matney
    • Kelsa [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelsa
      • Kelsa [Buchanan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelsa
    • Janey [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janey
      • Janey [Buchanan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janey
    • Mavisdale [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mavisdale
      • Mavisdale [Buchanan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mavisdale
    • Royal City [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal City
      • Royal City [Buchanan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal City
    • Grundy [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grundy
      • Grundy [Buchanan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grundy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grundy<3>
    • Vansant [Buchanan County]
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
  • Russell County (VA)
    • Honaker [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honaker
      • Honaker [Russell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honaker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honaker<3>
  • Smyth County (VA)
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<3>
    • Saltville [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
      • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville<3>
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
      • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbs Valley
    • Bishop [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
      • Bishop [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Welch
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bishop. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
    • Boissevain [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boissevain
      • Boissevain [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boissevain
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Dunford Village [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunford Village
      • Dunford Village [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunford Village
    • Yards [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yards
      • Yards [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yards
    • Falls Mills [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Mills
      • Falls Mills [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Mills
    • Wittens Mills [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wittens Mills
      • Wittens Mills [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wittens Mills
    • Saint Clair [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair
      • Saint Clair [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clair
    • Pisgah [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah
      • Pisgah [Tazewell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Welch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
      • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<3>
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
  • Wythe County (VA)
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Retreat
      • Rural Retreat [Wythe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Retreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Retreat<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Welch ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Welch.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Welch. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Welch and those printed in the larger area surrounding Welch.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Welch.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Welch:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Kentucky
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Welch ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Welch.

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

  • Old Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
  • New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
  • Thorpe Cemetery
  • Rockhouse Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockhouse Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rockhouse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockhouse Cemetery
  • Iaeger Memorial Cemetery
  • Rotenberry Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rotenberry Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rotenberry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rotenberry Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Welch.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rotenberry Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Blevins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blevins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blevins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blevins Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Welch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blevins Cemetery
    • Algoma Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Algoma Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Algoma Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Algoma Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Welch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma Cemetery
    • Mitchem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitchem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mitchem Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Welch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchem Cemetery
    • Evans Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evans Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evans Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evans Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Cemetery
    • Riffe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riffe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riffe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riffe Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Welch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riffe Cemetery
    • Atwell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Atwell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Atwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Atwell Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell Cemetery
    • Deskins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deskins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Deskins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Deskins Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deskins Cemetery
    • Lomax Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lomax Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lomax Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lomax Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lomax Cemetery
    • Hickory Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hickory Ridge Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Ridge Cemetery

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.<6>

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

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

  • Kyle [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyle
    • Kyle [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Welch
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyle
  • Algoma [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Welch
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
  • Powhatan [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
    • Powhatan [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Welch
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powhatan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan
  • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Welch
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Pineville [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
    • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Welch
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
  • Ennis [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
    • Ennis [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Welch
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ennis had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennis
  • Continue List ...
    • Switchback [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Switchback
      • Switchback [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Switchback had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Switchback have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Switchback
    • Maybeury [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybeury
      • Maybeury [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 875 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybeury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maybeury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maybeury<3>
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Iaeger [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iaeger
      • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Welch
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger
    • Bradshaw [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw
      • Bradshaw [McDowell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Welch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradshaw<3>
    • Newfound [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfound
      • Newfound [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Welch
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfound
    • Rock View [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock View
      • Rock View [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Welch
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock View
    • Lincoln [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Welch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Coaldale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
      • Coaldale [Mercer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Welch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Welch. See our List of 1890's Communities around Welch.

Mentions & References for Welch

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Welch) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Welch. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WelchOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4318, Longitude: -81.5845    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Welch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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