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Barrackville, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Barrackville ...

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 Barrackville (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 Barrackville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Barrackville is located in Marion County.

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

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

Marion     (The home county for Barrackville)
  Garden Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Fairmont   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Grant Town   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Audra   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Belington   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Junior   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Union   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Despard   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gore   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Albright   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hambleton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bane   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barker   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Martinsville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Isabella (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Republic (PA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Luzerne (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marianna (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beallsville (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Daisytown (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Scenery Hill (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Barrackville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Barrackville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ministers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoodsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N McCurdysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bunners Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bennefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ammons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Toothman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Yost Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Yost Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chisler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haught Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Efaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whetstone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  

Newspapers Published in Barrackville ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Barrackville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Barrackville, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Barrackville.

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 Barrackville had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Barrackville had a population of 1,299 people.

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

Fairmont   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Barrackville
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people (with 18,467 people in 2017)
 - Fairmont had a post office and railroad service
Gaston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Barrackville
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
Watson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Barrackville
 - Watson had a post office and railroad service
Gaston Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Barrackville
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
Palatine   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Barrackville
 - 1895 population of 860 people
 - Palatine had a post office and no railroad service
Hoult   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Barrackville
 - Hoult had a post office and railroad service
Monongah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Barrackville
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
Montana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Barrackville
 - Montana had railroad service and no post office
Rivesville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Barrackville
 - 1895 population of 165 people (with 917 people in 2017)
 - Rivesville had a post office and no railroad service
Thoburn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Barrackville
 - Thoburn 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 Barrackville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Barrackville 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 - 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 Barrackville:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Doddridge County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Monongalia County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Tucker County:     Cyndi's



Tyler County:     Cyndi's



Upshur County:     Cyndi's



Wetzel County:     Cyndi's



Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's



Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's



Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's



Washington County (PA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Barrackville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Barrackville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Barrackville for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Barrackville. 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 Barrackville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barrackville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5014, Longitude: -80.1697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barrackville 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 Barrackville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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