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Anthony, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Anthony ...

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 Anthony (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 Anthony. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Anthony 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 Anthony. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Anthony:

Greenbrier     (The home county for Anthony)
  Frankford   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Clendenenville   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Falling Spring   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Unus   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  White Sulphur Springs   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fairlea   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ronceverte   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Union   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marlinton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Edray   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thorny Creek   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slaty Fork   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Addison   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alleghany (VA)
  Low Moor (VA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Selma (VA)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bath (VA)
  Carloover (VA)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Botetourt (VA)
  Salisbury (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fincastle (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Daleville (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Covington City (VA)
  Covington (VA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Craig (VA)
  New Castle (VA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Abbott (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Anthony ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anthony.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Morning Side Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Rosewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Greenbrier Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Old Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSW Adwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Hoke Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SSW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lewis Tunnel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Watts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Anthony ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anthony.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Anthony, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Anthony.

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

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

Frankford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Anthony
 - Frankford had a post office and no railroad service
Mapledale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anthony
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Mapledale had a post office and no railroad service
Falling Spring   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Anthony
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 207 people in 2017)
 - Falling Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Alvon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Anthony
 - 1895 population of 109 people
 - Alvon had a post office and no railroad service
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Anthony
 - 1895 population of 550 people (with 2,420 people in 2017)
 - White Sulphur Springs had a post office and railroad service
Sue   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Anthony
 - Sue had a post office and no railroad service
Richlands   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anthony
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Richlands had a post office and no railroad service
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Anthony
 - 1895 population of 1,016 people (with 3,907 people in 2017)
 - Lewisburg had a post office and no railroad service
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Anthony
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
Whitcomb - Historic   [Map]
 - While Whitcomb was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Anthony
 - Whitcomb had railroad service and no post office

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. 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 - 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 Anthony:

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:

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



Alleghany County (VA):     Cyndi's



Bath County (VA):     Cyndi's



Botetourt County (VA):     Cyndi's



Covington City (VA):     Cyndi's


Craig County (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 ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anthony. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anthony

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anthony. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8960, Longitude: -80.3320     [Map].

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

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