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Asbury, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Asbury ...

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 Asbury (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 Asbury. 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 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.

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

Greenbrier     (The home county for Asbury)
  Richlands   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Fort Spring   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fairlea   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ronceverte   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Clendenenville   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Vale   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Unus   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Frankford   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Anthony   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Concho   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marlinton   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Edray   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alleghany (VA)
  Low Moor (VA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Selma (VA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bath (VA)
  Carloover (VA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Covington City (VA)
  Covington (VA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Craig (VA)
  New Castle (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Abbott (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (VA)
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Montgomery (VA)
  Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Asbury ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Asbury.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Harrah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hanger Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Coffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Old Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wallace Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW At The End Of The Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenbrier Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Rosewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Old Amwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Asbury ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Asbury.

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

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 Asbury had a population of 124 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Alta   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Asbury
 - Alta had a post office and no railroad service
Blaker Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Asbury
 - Blaker Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Spring   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Asbury
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Fort Spring had a post office and railroad service
Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Asbury
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Richlands   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Asbury
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Richlands had a post office and no railroad service
Hughart   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Asbury
 - Hughart had a post office and no railroad service
Rockland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Asbury
 - Rockland had railroad service and no post office
Ronceverte   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Asbury
 - 1895 population of 481 people (with 1,717 people in 2017)
 - Ronceverte had a post office and railroad service
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Asbury
 - 1895 population of 1,016 people (with 3,907 people in 2017)
 - Lewisburg had a post office and no railroad service
Alderson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Asbury
 - 1895 population of 663 people (with 1,155 people in 2017)
 - Alderson 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 Asbury. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Asbury in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Asbury:

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



Mercer 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



Covington City (VA):     Cyndi's


Craig County (VA):     Cyndi's



Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's



Montgomery 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Asbury ...

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

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 Asbury:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8198, Longitude: -80.5592     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Asbury 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 Asbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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