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Our Genealogical Helper for Anvil ...

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 Anvil (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 Anvil. 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 Anvil ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anvil.

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

Cemeteries Near Anvil ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anvil.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Belmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vallonia Area Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dunfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glencoe Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Wegee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bellaire Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jacobsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wegee Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE High Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Belmont Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WSW Scatterday Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dilles Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McMechen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Linwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warnock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Armstrong Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE First Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shafer Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lansing Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Centerville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Dover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Clairsville Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Hardesty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Powhatan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E McHenry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Halcyon Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Allen Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orums Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peninsular Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Farmington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bend Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wood Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coopers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Infirmary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylors Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jefferson - Staniford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Waymans Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stone Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gregg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scotch Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plainfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Belmont Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chestnut Level 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 Anvil in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Anvil.

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

Dunfee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dunfee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Anvil
 - Dunfee had railroad service and no post office
Stewartsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Anvil
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Stewartsville had a post office and no railroad service
Key   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anvil
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
Vallonia   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Anvil
 - Vallonia had a post office and no railroad service
Heath   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anvil
 - Heath had a post office and no railroad service
Wegee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Anvil
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Wegee had a post office and railroad service
Echo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Anvil
 - Echo had railroad service and no post office
Glencoe   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Anvil
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Glencoe had a post office and railroad service
Kelsey - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kelsey was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anvil
 - Kelsey had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Anvil. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Anvil 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 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.

Anvil is located in Belmont County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Belmont County: Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Noble, Marshall (WV) & Ohio (WV).

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

Belmont     (The home county for Anvil)
      Neffs   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bellaire   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shadyside   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vadis   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blaine   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Clairsville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Barton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blainesville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Martins Ferry   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Powhatan Point   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Leesville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Quaker City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Londonderry   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elizabethtown   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Easton - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterset   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Washington   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lore City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Senecaville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Adena   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Athens   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blairmont   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cadiz   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hopedale   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Narva   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Jewett   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Deersville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scio   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Feed Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dillonvale   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Olszeski Town   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Highland City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tiltonsville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rayland   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Alexandria   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valley Glen   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bloomingdale   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mingo Junction   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarington   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beallsville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Miltonsburg   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodsfield   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Antioch   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerfield   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sarahsville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harriettsville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dexter City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belle Valley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Chester   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dennison   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Uhrichsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gnadenhutten   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuscarawas   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Matamoras   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grandview   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greene (PA)
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (PA)
      West Alexander (PA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Coon Island (PA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Claysville (PA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Independence (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Middletown (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Hills (PA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bentleyville (PA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wolfdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Washington (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Washington (PA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burgettstown (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Brooke (WV)
      Windsor Heights (WV)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beech Bottom (WV)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bethany (WV)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dutch Town (WV)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shank Town (WV)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wellsburg (WV)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hooverson Heights (WV)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Follansbee (WV)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hancock (WV)
      Weirton (WV)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Cumberland (WV)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marshall (WV)
      Benwood (WV)   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      McMechen (WV)   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Glen Dale (WV)   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Moundsville (WV)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Knoxville (WV)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent (WV)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adaline (WV)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cameron (WV)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Monongalia (WV)
      Blacksville (WV)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ohio (WV)
      Bethlehem (WV)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wheeling (WV)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Triadelphia (WV)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clearview (WV)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clinton (WV)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valley Grove (WV)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Liberty (WV)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tyler (WV)
      Paden City (WV)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sistersville (WV)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Atwood (WV)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Middlebourne (WV)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendly (WV)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wetzel (WV)
      New Martinsville (WV)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bebee (WV)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleton (WV)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Uniontown (WV)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barker (WV)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hundred (WV)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Grove (WV)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bane (WV)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithfield (WV)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Anvil:

These websites are specific to Ohio:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

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

These pages are specific to Belmont County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscarawas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Brooke County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hancock County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ohio County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Ohio:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Ohio,     of Belmont County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Ohio     Cemetery Wiki for Ohio
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Ohio,     of Belmont 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 Ohio
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Ohio

About Belmont County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Belmont County:

The official website for State of Ohio:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anvil. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9915, Longitude: -80.8345     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anvil 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:

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

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