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Weyanoke, West Virginia

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The location of Weyanoke

Our Genealogy Helper for Weyanoke ...

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 Weyanoke (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 Weyanoke. 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 and doctors 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.

Weyanoke is located in Mercer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mercer County: Bland (VA), Giles (VA), Tazewell (VA), McDowell, Raleigh, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Mercer     (The home county for Weyanoke)
  Matoaka   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pax   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Concho   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Man   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gary   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Welch   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Davy   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  War   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Union City   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Helen   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lester   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bud   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Uno   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pulaski (VA)
  Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pulaski (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dublin (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Smyth (VA)
  Atkins (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Carmel (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Claypool Hill (VA)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richlands (VA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Raven (VA)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wythe (VA)
  Wytheville (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rural Retreat (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Weyanoke ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weyanoke.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Matoaka Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Herndon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shrader Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sandlick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robinett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hollinsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Poe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coopers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Isaac Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Delp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Doyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Restlawn Memorial Estate   [Map]     
  SE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Music Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pocahontas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bryant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rye Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Witten Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  ESE Hall - Gott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  ESE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Algoma Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Perdue Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McQuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shrader Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Monte Vista Park   [Map]     
  SE Lincoln Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bratton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hypes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mullin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maple Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winfrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winfrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bud Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hickory Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rotenberry Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Weyanoke ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weyanoke.

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

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

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

Lashmeet   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Weyanoke
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
Pinoak   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Weyanoke
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
Flipping   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Weyanoke
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Flipping had railroad service and no post office
Duhring   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Weyanoke
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Weyanoke
 - Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
Maybeury   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Weyanoke
 - 1895 population of 875 people
 - Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
Bramwell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Weyanoke
 - 1895 population of 499 people (with 346 people in 2017)
 - Bramwell had a post office and railroad service
Freeman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Weyanoke
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
Ennis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Weyanoke
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Weyanoke. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Weyanoke in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Weyanoke:

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 Mercer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone 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    
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    
Monroe 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    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pulaski County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Smyth County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Weyanoke. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Weyanoke) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Weyanoke. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Weyanoke

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weyanoke. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4160, Longitude: -81.2618     [Map].

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

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