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Our Genealogy Helper for Wevaco ...

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 Wevaco (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 Wevaco. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Wevaco 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 Wevaco. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wevaco:

  DirDistance
Kanawha     (The home county for Wevaco)
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Acme   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Belle   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Boone
  Whitesville   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Janie   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Keith   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Milltown   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Clay
  Hartland   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clay   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fayette
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pax   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Concho   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Greenbrier
  McRoss   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln
  Alum Creek   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harts   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Logan
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Man   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Banco   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
McDowell
  Davy   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mingo
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pie   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Putnam
  Poca   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Raleigh
  Packsville   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Lester   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Summers
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wyoming
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bud   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wevaco ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wevaco.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Sight Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sycamore Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Burl Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins - Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Wevaco ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wevaco.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wevaco, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wevaco.

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

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

Decota   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Wevaco
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
 
Acme   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wevaco
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wevaco
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wevaco
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mossy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wevaco
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincaid   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wevaco
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wevaco
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wevaco
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek 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 Wevaco. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wevaco in the 1890's.

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 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 Wevaco:

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
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McDowell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mingo 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

 
Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wevaco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0021, Longitude: -81.4248     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wevaco 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: findagrave.com.

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

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