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Our Genealogy Helper for Astor ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Astor (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 Astor. 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.

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 hospitals and 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.

Astor is located in Taylor County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Taylor County: Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia & Preston.

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

  • Taylor County     (The home county of Astor)
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
    • Webster [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Taylor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Stone House [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone House
      • Stone House [Taylor County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pruntytown [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pruntytown
      • Pruntytown [Taylor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pruntytown
    • Yates [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Taylor County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • West Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Grafton
      • West Grafton [Taylor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Grafton
    • Sandy [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Taylor County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fetterman [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fetterman
      • Fetterman [Taylor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fetterman
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Thornton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Taylor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
  • Barbour County
    • Adaland [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaland
      • Adaland [Barbour County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaland
    • Berryburg [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryburg
      • Berryburg [Barbour County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryburg
    • Elk City [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk City
      • Elk City [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk City
    • Wellington Heights [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington Heights
      • Wellington Heights [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington Heights
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>
    • Union [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Barbour County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Calhoun [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
      • Calhoun [Barbour County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalamazoo
      • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
    • Audra [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audra
      • Audra [Barbour County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audra
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<3>
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
  • Braxton County
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<3>
  • Doddridge County
    • Avon [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Doddridge County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • New Milton [Doddridge County]
    • Saint Clara [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clara
      • Saint Clara [Doddridge County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clara have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clara
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<3>
  • Gilmer County
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
  • Harrison County
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<3>
    • Craigmoor [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigmoor
      • Craigmoor [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigmoor
    • Anmoore [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anmoore
      • Anmoore [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<3>
    • Quiet Dell [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quiet Dell
      • Quiet Dell [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quiet Dell
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Despard [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Despard
      • Despard [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Despard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Despard
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Saltwell [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltwell
      • Saltwell [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltwell
    • Spelter [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spelter
      • Spelter [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spelter
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
      • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,424 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<3>
    • Gore [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gore
      • Gore [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
    • Adamston [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamston
      • Adamston [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamston
  • Lewis County
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<3>
    • Westfield [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Lewis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Garton Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garton Village
      • Garton Village [Lewis County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garton Village
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]
    • Smith Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Village
      • Smith Village [Lewis County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Village
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,797 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<3>
    • Cox Town [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox Town
      • Cox Town [Lewis County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cox Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Town
    • Camden [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Lewis County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Crawford [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
      • Crawford [Lewis County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
  • Marion County
    • Whitehall [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
      • Whitehall [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
    • Hebron [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Colfax [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Monongah [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monongah
      • Monongah [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongah<3>
    • Samaria [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
      • Samaria [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
    • Canton [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Fairmont [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<3>
    • Garden Village [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Village
      • Garden Village [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Village
    • Helens Run [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helens Run
      • Helens Run [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helens Run
    • Worthington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
      • Worthington [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worthington<3>
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville
  • Monongalia County
    • Smithtown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithtown
      • Smithtown [Monongalia County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • Little Falls [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Monongalia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Arnettsville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnettsville
      • Arnettsville [Monongalia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnettsville
    • Hagans [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagans
      • Hagans [Monongalia County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hagans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagans
    • Laurel Point [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Point
      • Laurel Point [Monongalia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Point
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
      • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<3>
    • Westover [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<3>
    • Brookhaven [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Monongalia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Cassville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassville
      • Cassville [Monongalia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassville
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Osage [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osage
      • Osage [Monongalia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osage
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
  • Preston County
    • Newburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Preston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<3>
    • Threefork Bridge [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threefork Bridge
      • Threefork Bridge [Preston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threefork Bridge
    • Gladesville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladesville
      • Gladesville [Preston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladesville
    • Tunnelton [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelton
      • Tunnelton [Preston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelton
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    • Arthurdale [Preston County]
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
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    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Heathers Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
      • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
    • Masontown [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
      • Masontown [Preston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sell [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sell
      • Sell [Preston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sell
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<3>
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
  • Randolph County
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Tigheville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigheville
      • Tigheville [Randolph County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigheville
    • Weaver [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Randolph County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Gilman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [Randolph County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
    • Whyte [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whyte
      • Whyte [Randolph County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whyte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whyte
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,908 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<3>
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
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    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
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    • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 681 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
    • Helvetia [Randolph County]
  • Ritchie County
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
  • Tucker County
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<3>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<3>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<3>
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<3>
  • Upshur County
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
      • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<3>
    • Gormley [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gormley
      • Gormley [Upshur County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gormley
    • Excelsior [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Upshur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Overhill [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overhill
      • Overhill [Upshur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overhill
    • Sago [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sago
      • Sago [Upshur County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sago
    • Adrian [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
      • Adrian [Upshur County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adrian
    • Abbott [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Upshur County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Hoover Town [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover Town
      • Hoover Town [Upshur County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover Town
    • Queens [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens
      • Queens [Upshur County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens
    • Frenchton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchton
      • Frenchton [Upshur County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchton
    • Beans Mill [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beans Mill
      • Beans Mill [Upshur County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beans Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beans Mill
    • Alton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Upshur County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
  • Webster County
  • Wetzel County
    • Smithfield [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Wetzel County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>
    • Bane [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bane
      • Bane [Wetzel County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bane
    • Hundred [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hundred
      • Hundred [Wetzel County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hundred have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hundred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hundred<3>
    • Pine Grove [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Wetzel County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<3>
    • Littleton [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Wetzel County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Fayette County (PA)
    • Fairchance [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairchance
      • Fairchance [Fayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairchance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairchance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairchance<3>
    • Point Marion [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Marion
      • Point Marion [Fayette County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Marion<3>
  • Greene County (PA)
    • Mount Morris [Greene County]
    • Greensboro [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Greene County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Astor ...

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 Astor.

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

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Astor:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Astor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Astor.

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

  • Astor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Astor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Astor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Astor Cemetery
  • Bailey Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bailey Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bailey Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Memorial Cemetery
  • Oreslip Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oreslip Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oreslip Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oreslip Cemetery
  • Mt. Tabor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Tabor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Tabor Cemetery
  • Simpson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Simpson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Simpson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson Cemetery
  • Old Side Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Side Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Side Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Side Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Nutter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nutter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nutter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Cemetery
    • Middleville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Middleville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Middleville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleville Cemetery
    • Walnut Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walnut Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Green Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill Cemetery
    • Old Quaker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Quaker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Quaker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Quaker Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Quaker Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olive Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Taylor Drain Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Drain Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Drain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Taylor Drain Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Drain Cemetery
    • Sayre Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sayre Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sayre Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sayre Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Astor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayre Cemetery
    • Bridgeport Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bridgeport Cemetery
      • Bridgeport Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor.
      • Bridgeport Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Benedum Cemetery
      • Old Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77854<5>

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.<6>

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

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

  • Astor [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Astor
    • Astor [Taylor County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Astor
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Astor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Astor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Astor
  • Flemington [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
    • Flemington [Taylor County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Astor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Flemington had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
  • Pepper [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepper
    • Pepper [Barbour County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Astor
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pepper had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pepper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepper
  • Simpson [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
    • Simpson [Taylor County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 160 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Simpson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
  • Overfield [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overfield
    • Overfield [Barbour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Overfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overfield
  • Meadland [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadland
    • Meadland [Taylor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Astor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Meadland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadland
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    • Pleasant Creek [Barbour County] - Historic
      • While Pleasant Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Creek
      • Pleasant Creek [Barbour County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Astor
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Webster [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Taylor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Webster had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Elk City [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk City
      • Elk City [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Astor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elk City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk City
    • Pruntytown [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pruntytown
      • Pruntytown [Taylor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Astor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 275 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pruntytown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pruntytown
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Astor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 455 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,782 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<3>
    • Craigmoor [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigmoor
      • Craigmoor [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Craigmoor had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigmoor
    • Romines Mills [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romines Mills
      • Romines Mills [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Astor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 164 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Romines Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romines Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romines Mills
    • Oreide [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oreide
      • Oreide [Taylor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Astor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oreide had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oreide have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oreide
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Astor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 378 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Philippi had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Astor. See our List of 1890's Communities around Astor.

Mentions & References for Astor

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Taylor County

About West Virginia

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

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 from Point A (ie- Astor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Astor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AstorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Astor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2404, Longitude: -80.1413       In this case, the coordinates for Astor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Astor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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