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Anjean, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Anjean ...

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 Anjean (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 Anjean. 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Anjean is located in Greenbrier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

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

Greenbrier     (The home county for Anjean)
  Quinwood   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Rupert   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Hines   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Vale   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Unus   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Falling Spring   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clendenenville   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clay   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Concho   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Marlinton   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Edray   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thorny Creek   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Slaty Fork   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Addison   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Covington City (VA)
  Covington (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Anjean ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anjean.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Old Amwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S At The End Of The Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Penile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NW Buckhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NNW Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baber Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spruce Grove Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Anjean ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anjean.

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

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

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

Rupert   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Anjean
 - Rupert had a post office and no railroad service
Duo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Anjean
 - Duo had a post office and no railroad service
Dennis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Anjean
 - Dennis had a post office and no railroad service
Lile   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Anjean
 - Lile had a post office and no railroad service
Meadow Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Anjean
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Meadow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Anjean
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Williamsburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Anjean
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
Hughart   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Anjean
 - Hughart 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 Anjean. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Anjean in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from 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 - 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 Anjean:

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 Greenbrier County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Webster County:     Cyndi's



Covington City (VA):     Cyndi's



Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anjean. 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 '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- Anjean) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anjean. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0201, Longitude: -80.6331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anjean 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 Anjean, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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