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Our Genealogy Helper for Wilkinson ...

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 Wilkinson (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 Wilkinson. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Wilkinson is located in Logan County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Logan     (The home county for Wilkinson)
  Logan   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  West Logan   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Holden   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Omar   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Man   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Boone
  Manila   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clothier   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hewett   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Havana   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jeffrey   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ramage   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Secoal   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greenview   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Powell Creek   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Low Gap   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Fayette
  Pax   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kanawha
  Acme   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lincoln
  Harts   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sod   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
McDowell
  Wyoming City   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Union City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  War   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mingo
  Musick   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pie   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Raleigh
  Packsville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lester   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Helen   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne
  Wilsondale   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wyoming
  Cub City   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Floyd (KY)
  Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stanville (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tram (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harold (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ivel (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Johnson (KY)
  Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Williamsport (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Meally (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (KY)
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Patrick (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richardson (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Louisa (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Martin (KY)
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Debord (KY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Pike (KY)
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Royal City (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wilkinson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilkinson.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Logan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E George F. Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baisden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW J B Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Core Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fillinger Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Chambers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Avis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yolyn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Craddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Highland Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Pridemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scaggs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Verner - Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Asberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stolling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Litz - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ruffner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Albright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tomblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hainer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sol Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wilkinson ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilkinson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wilkinson, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wilkinson.

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

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilkinson
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Man   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilkinson
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilkinson
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapmanville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Wilkinson
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilkinson
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilkinson
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Van   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilkinson
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilkinson
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) from Wilkinson
 - Bald Knob 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 Wilkinson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilkinson 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Wilkinson:

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 Logan 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

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln 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

 
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

 
Floyd County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County (KY):     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 Logan County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wilkinson. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilkinson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilkinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8279, Longitude: -81.9976     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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