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Our Genealogical Helper for Adonis ...

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 Adonis (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 Adonis. 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 Adonis ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Adonis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Adonis, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Adonis.

Cemeteries Near Adonis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Adonis.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Archer's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mehrley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Middlebourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Matamoras Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Witten Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Elk Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springer Grave   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Pauls Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Van Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Van Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hensel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brownsville Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brownsville United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Holdren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haythorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simpson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stender Cemetery   [Map]     
  W German Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jericho Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lentz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Unity Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shriver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rings Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rinard Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ludlow Catholic 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Adonis had a population of 28 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pursley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Adonis
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Pursley had a post office and no railroad service
Shiloh   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Adonis
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
Centerview (OH) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Centerview was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Adonis
 - 1895 population of 260 people
 - Centerview had a post office and no railroad service
Sistersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Adonis
 - 1895 population of 469 people (with 1,288 people in 2017)
 - Sistersville had a post office and railroad service
Fly (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Adonis
 - Fly had a post office and no railroad service
Bert   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Adonis
 - Bert had a post office and no railroad service
Middlebourne   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Adonis
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 766 people in 2017)
 - Middlebourne had a post office and no railroad service
New Matamoras (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Adonis
 - 1895 population of 590 people
 - New Matamoras had a post office and no railroad service
Friendly   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Adonis
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 124 people in 2017)
 - Friendly had a post office and railroad service
Long Reach   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Adonis
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Long Reach 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 Adonis. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Adonis 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 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.

Adonis is located in Tyler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tyler County: Washington (OH), Doddridge, Monroe, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wetzel.

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

Tyler     (The home county for Adonis)
      Sistersville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Union   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barker   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barnesville (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bethesda (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belmont (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morristown (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Guernsey (OH)
      Quaker City (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Senecaville (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairview (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant City (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Noble (OH)
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 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 Adonis:

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 Tyler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Tyler County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Tyler 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Adonis ...

While our initial data for Adonis came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Adonis in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Adonis.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Adonis:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Adonis.
      See our Misc Page for Adonis for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Tyler County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adonis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5056, Longitude: -80.9868     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adonis 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 Adonis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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