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Our Genealogical Helper for White Chapel ...

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 White Chapel (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for White Chapel. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

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

Newspapers Published in White Chapel ...

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 118 newspapers that have been published in the area around White Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of White Chapel, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for White Chapel.

Cemeteries Near White Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of White Chapel.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for White Chapel covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vandine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE John Beane Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Sissonville Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hanes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Albert E Humphreys Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Newhouser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crank Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Slater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cavender Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burdette - Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Boggess Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fougharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fisher Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  NW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  E Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clendenin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Comer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Koontz Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Withrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wheatcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mangus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Siders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thurston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lacy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Prouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rummell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hackney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Showen Cemetery   [Map]     


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

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

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

Sissonville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from White Chapel
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Legg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Chapel
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carney - Historic   [Map]
 - While Carney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from White Chapel
 - Carney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from White Chapel
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from White Chapel
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aarons   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from White Chapel
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blundon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from White Chapel
 - Blundon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldtown   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from White Chapel
 - Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Island Branch   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from White Chapel
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from White Chapel
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Liberty 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 White Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White Chapel in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Kanawha     (The home county for White Chapel)
      Sissonville   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Aarons   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Boone
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Johns   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Racine   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eden   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Braxton
      Clem   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Calhoun
      Mudfork   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Clay
      Valley Fork   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Fayette
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sod   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Logan
      Banco   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mason
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Upland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Putnam
      Liberty   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Poca   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Roane
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Wirt
      Peewee   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 White Chapel:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for White Chapel. 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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5034, Longitude: -81.6460     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Chapel 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 White Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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