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Our Genealogical Helper for Boothsville ...

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 Boothsville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Boothsville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

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

Newspapers Published in Boothsville ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boothsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boothsville, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boothsville.

Cemeteries Near Boothsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boothsville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Boothsville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Virginia National Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grafton National Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grafton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Astor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bluemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bunners Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Boothsville had a population of 223 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Eldora   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boothsville
 - Eldora had a post office and no railroad service
Oreide   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Boothsville
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Oreide had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Boothsville
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bentons Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Boothsville
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
Monongah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boothsville
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
McGee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boothsville
 - McGee had a post office and no railroad service
Colfax   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boothsville
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
Everson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boothsville
 - Everson had a post office and no railroad service
Gaston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Boothsville
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boothsville
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Enterprise had a post office and railroad service
Meadland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Boothsville
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Meadland 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 Boothsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Boothsville in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Marion     (The home county for Boothsville)
      Whitehall   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Boothsville:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Boothsville ...

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

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 Boothsville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Boothsville.
      See our Misc Page for Boothsville 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 Boothsville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marion County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boothsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3948, Longitude: -80.1951     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boothsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Boothsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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