Our Genealogical Helper for Longacre ...
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 which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.
By learning about Longacre (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 organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Longacre. 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.
Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we begin with Cyndi's List, FamilySearch or the UsGenWeb Project. These 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 Longacre:
For pages that are specific to West Virginia:
These pages are specific to Fayette County:
Genealogy information for the nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:
Cemeteries Near Longacre ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Longacre.
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 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 above).
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 it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.
Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have a Cemetery List for Longacre.
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 Longacre in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Longacre.
These communities are listed based on their distance from Longacre, with the one closest to Longacre listed first.
| Eagle [Map] |
| - || Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Longacre |
| - || Eagle had a post office and railroad service |
| Crescent [Map] |
| - || Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Longacre |
| - || 1895 population of 152 people |
| - || Crescent had a post office and railroad service |
| Montgomery [Map] |
| - || Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Longacre |
| - || Montgomery had a post office and railroad service |
| Mount Carbon [Map] |
| - || Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Longacre |
| - || 1895 population of 3,432 people |
| - || Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service |
| Deep Water [Map] |
| - || Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Longacre |
| - || 1895 population of 175 people |
| - || Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service |
| Handley [Map] |
| - || Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Longacre |
| - || 1895 population of 49 people (with 344 people in 2012) |
| - || Handley had a post office and railroad service |
| Powellton [Map] |
| - || Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Longacre |
| - || 1895 population of 491 people |
| - || Powellton had a post office and no railroad service |
| Kanawha Falls [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Longacre |
| - || 1895 population of 282 people |
| - || Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service |
We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Longacre. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Longacre 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 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 expanded our search to 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.
Longacre 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 Longacre. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Longacre. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<1>:
For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Longacre, see our County-by-County Page for Longacre.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Longacre. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Longacre:
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting at Longacre. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Longacre) to Point B.|
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|<2>||IOOF = Independent Order of Odd Fellows|
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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 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 Longacre, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Longacre.