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Our Genealogy Helper for Wharton ...

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 Wharton (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 Wharton. 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 southwest 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 south.

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

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

Wharton is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Raleigh & Wyoming.

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

  DirDistance
Boone     (The home county for Wharton)
  Pondco   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Bim   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Barrett   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Kohlsaat   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Marnie   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cazy   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Stark   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bob White   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Fayette
  Pax   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Concho   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Kanawha
  Acme   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Belle   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Handley   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Lincoln
  Sod   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Harts   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Logan
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Man   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Banco   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
McDowell
  Davy   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Union City   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mercer
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mingo
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pie   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Musick   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Putnam
  Scott Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Poca   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Raleigh
  Packsville   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lester   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Wayne
  Cove Gap   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Wyoming
  Oceana   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Uno   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Martin (KY)
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pike (KY)
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wharton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wharton.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Stark Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bias - Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Van Buren Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Bob Hunter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Obediah Bias Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Browning Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Brown - Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins - Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Burl Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E William Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Kentucky Knoll Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hager Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Epling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Gore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wharton ...

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 Wharton.

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

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

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

Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wharton
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wharton
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wharton
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Wharton
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wharton
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wharton
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wharton
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wharton
 - 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 Wharton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wharton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from 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 Wharton:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha 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

 
Mercer 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

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Boone 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 Boone 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wharton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wharton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9034, Longitude: -81.6773     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wharton 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 Wharton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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