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Our Genealogy Helper for Winona ...

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 Winona (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 Winona. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Winona is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  DirDistance
Fayette     (The home county for Winona)
  Clifftop   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Concho   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Boone
  Janie   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Keith   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Milltown   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kirbyton   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Braxton
  Canfield   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clem   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
  Hartland   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clay   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Greenbrier
  McRoss   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Vale   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Unus   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Kanawha
  Handley   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Acme   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Monroe
  Union   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Raleigh
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Summers
  Hinton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Webster
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wyoming
  Mullens   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Winona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winona.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Jennette Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Amick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Huse Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Smailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Restlawn Memory Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Shuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westlake Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Layland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sugar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Winona ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winona.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Winona, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Winona.

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

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

Lookout   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Winona
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beauty   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Winona
 - Beauty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keeneys Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Winona
 - Keeneys Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Caperton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Winona
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Caperton had a post office and railroad service
 
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Winona
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nuttalburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nuttalburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Winona
 - 1895 population of 342 people
 - Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Sewell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winona
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Clifftop   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Winona
 - Clifftop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gatewood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Winona
 - Gatewood 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 Winona. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winona in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Winona:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
 
Nicholas 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    
 
Webster 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 for West Virginia, for Fayette 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 Fayette 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 ...
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Winona. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Winona) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0465, Longitude: -80.9923     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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