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Our Genealogical Helper for Arbutus Park ...

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 Arbutus Park (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 Arbutus Park. 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 Arbutus Park ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arbutus Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arbutus Park, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arbutus Park.

Cemeteries Near Arbutus Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arbutus Park.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gnatty Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marshville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Post Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Astor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oreslip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW IOOF 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 Arbutus Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Arbutus Park.

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

Clarksburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Arbutus Park
 - 1895 population of 3,008 people (with 16,035 people in 2016)
 - Clarksburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Glen Falls   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Arbutus Park
 - Glen Falls had railroad service and no post office
 
Adamston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Arbutus Park
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Adamston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Quiet Dell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Arbutus Park
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Quiet Dell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Arbutus Park
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 8,364 people in 2016)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
Wilsonburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Arbutus Park
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Craigmoor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Arbutus Park
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Craigmoor had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Milford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Arbutus Park
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 616 people in 2016)
 - West Milford 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 Arbutus Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arbutus Park 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 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.

Arbutus Park is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

  DirectionDistance
Harrison     (The home county for Arbutus Park)
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Despard   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Adamston   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gore   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Barbour
      Adaland   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Doddridge
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Lewis
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Marion
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monongalia
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pleasants
      Hebron   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Preston
      Newburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Albright   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Tucker
      Parsons   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tyler
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Upshur
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Webster
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wetzel
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Arbutus Park:

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 Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton 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    
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    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Harrison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Harrison 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 ...
      Maryland
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arbutus Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2665, Longitude: -80.3237     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arbutus Park 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>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 Arbutus Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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