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Our Genealogy Helper for Beckwith ...

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 Beckwith (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 Beckwith. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Beckwith is located in Fayette 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 Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  • Fayette County     (The home county of Beckwith)
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • Dempsey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dempsey
      • Dempsey [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dempsey
    • Lansing [Fayette County]
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Garten [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garten
      • Garten [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garten
    • Kaymoor [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaymoor
      • Kaymoor [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<3>
    • Kimberly [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
      • Kimberly [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberly
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Mount Carbon [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carbon
      • Mount Carbon [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carbon
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
  • Boone County
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<3>
    • Elk Run Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Run Junction
      • Elk Run Junction [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Junction
    • Janie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
      • Janie [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Former name for Janie:
      • Mordue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janie
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<3>
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Fosterville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
      • Fosterville [Boone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterville
    • Cabot [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabot
      • Cabot [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabot
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Kirbyton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyton
      • Kirbyton [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyton
    • Milltown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
  • Clay County
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Elkhurst [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhurst
      • Elkhurst [Clay County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhurst
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Widen [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widen
      • Widen [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widen
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
  • Greenbrier County
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Junction
      • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brushy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Lile [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lile
      • Lile [Greenbrier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lile
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<3>
  • Kanawha County
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Ronda [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
      • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Witcher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcher
      • Witcher [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher
  • Lincoln County
  • Nicholas County
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Carl [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carl
      • Carl [Nicholas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Beaver [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
  • Raleigh County
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Terry [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Raleigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Skelton [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skelton
      • Skelton [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skelton
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<3>
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
  • Summers County
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<3>
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<3>
  • Wyoming County
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Beckwith ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beckwith.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beckwith, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beckwith.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Beckwith:

  • 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 West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Beckwith ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Beckwith.

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

  • Abbot Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abbot Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abbot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbot Cemetery
  • John Nugen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the John Nugen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the John Nugen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Nugen Cemetery
  • Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery
  • Pierce Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pierce Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pierce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Cemetery
  • Huse Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huse Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huse Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huse Memorial Cemetery
  • Willis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Willis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Willis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willis Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Westlake Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Westlake Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westlake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Cemetery
    • Mt. Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Chapel Cemetery
    • Robson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robson Cemetery
    • Restlawn Memory Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Restlawn Memory Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Restlawn Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Restlawn Memory Gardens
    • Blake Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blake Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake Cemetery
    • Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Sugar Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sugar Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sugar Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sugar Creek Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek Cemetery
    • Page Tabernackle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Page Tabernackle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Page Tabernackle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Page Tabernackle Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Beckwith.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page Tabernackle Cemetery
    • Meadow Haven Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meadow Haven Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meadow Haven Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Meadow Haven Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Beckwith.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Haven Memorial Park

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Beckwith had a population of 63 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckwith
    • Beckwith [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beckwith had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckwith
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckwith<3>
  • Cotton Hill [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
    • Cotton Hill [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotton Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hill
  • Sunnyside [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Sunnyside was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
    • Sunnyside [Fayette County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sunnyside had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hawks Nest [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawks Nest
    • Hawks Nest [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawks Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Nest
  • Dempsey [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dempsey
    • Dempsey [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Beckwith
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dempsey
  • Gauley [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley
    • Gauley [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Beckwith
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gauley had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley
  • Continue List ...
    • Gaymont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaymont
      • Gaymont [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gaymont had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaymont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaymont
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Beckwith
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Fayette [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fayette had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
    • Lansing [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lansing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<3>
    • Kanawha Falls [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha Falls
      • Kanawha Falls [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 282 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanawha Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha Falls
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Beckwith
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 180 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Nuttalburg [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Nuttalburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nuttalburg
      • Nuttalburg [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Beckwith
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 342 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nuttalburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain Cove [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Cove
      • Mountain Cove [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Beckwith
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain Cove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Cove

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Beckwith ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Beckwith:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 '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- Beckwith) 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 Beckwith. 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 BeckwithOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beckwith. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0979, Longitude: -81.1537    
<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>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 Beckwith, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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