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Alice, West Virginia

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The location of Alice

Our Genealogy Helper for Alice ...

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 Alice (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 Alice. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Alice is located in Gilmer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gilmer County: Braxton, Calhoun, Doddridge, Lewis & Ritchie.

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

Gilmer     (The home county for Alice)
  Glenville   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Truebada   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Audra   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Clem   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Orma   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clay   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Union   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Salem   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lost Creek   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Despard   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gore   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Camden   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Weston   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Helvetia   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Friendly   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sistersville   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bane   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Slate   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
  Grandview (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Matamoras (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Alice ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alice.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Alice Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Troy - IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  WNW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadow Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woodford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stalnaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitting Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ENE Farnsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Horn Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Keister Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Keyster Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sand Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McHenry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Auburn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Field Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woofter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boilon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Halderman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lowther Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Canfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Frederick Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Burk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tumbling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Clara Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leason Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Alice ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alice.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alice, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alice.

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Alice had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Coxs Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Alice
 - Coxs Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alice
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Troy had a post office and no railroad service
Glenville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alice
 - 1895 population of 329 people (with 1,473 people in 2017)
 - Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
Truebada   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alice
 - Truebada had a post office and no railroad service
Newberne   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alice
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Newberne had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Fork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alice
 - Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Ellis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Alice
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
Vadis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alice
 - Vadis had a post office and no railroad service
Conings   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alice
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Conings had a post office and no railroad service
De Kalb   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alice
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - De Kalb 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 Alice. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alice 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 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 Alice:

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 Gilmer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Gilmer County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alice ...

While our initial data about Alice came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Alice 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 Alice.

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 Alice:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alice. See our Misc Page for Alice for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Gilmer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alice. 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alice) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9976, Longitude: -80.8159     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alice have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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<3>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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<4>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 Alice, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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