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Our Genealogical Helper for Brierwood ...

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 Brierwood (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 Brierwood. 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 Brierwood ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brierwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brierwood, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brierwood.

Cemeteries Near Brierwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brierwood.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Chichester Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sharp - Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Uhl Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Varner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Williamstown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corbin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harness Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kinnaird Cemetery   [Map]     
  N River View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harkins Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Rosemar United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ogden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Spring Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arlington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Woodyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmar Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lower Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Way Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hiatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Neale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dils Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Red Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Middle Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Parkersburg Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Xaviers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brabham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beech Grove Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tunnel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Christopher Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Holliday Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tavenner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lynch Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vandevier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Putnam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kincheloe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ross - McCardle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kanawha United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Caplinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rizer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McMullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beech Grove United Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Dutch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stanleyville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Jacobs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warren Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunham Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Rockland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cedarville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW River Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Maddox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tracewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tracewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moss Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Churchtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Ridge 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.<3>

While we didn't find Brierwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brierwood.

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

Valley Mills   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brierwood
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Valley Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallyho   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Brierwood
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Tallyho had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Brierwood
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
 
Reno (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brierwood
 - Reno had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brierwood
 - Boaz had a post office and railroad service
 
Williamstown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Brierwood
 - 1895 population of 376 people (with 2,941 people in 2016)
 - Williamstown had a post office and railroad service
 
Boreman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brierwood
 - Boreman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harmar (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brierwood
 - 1895 population of 1,684 people
 - Harmar had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Brierwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brierwood 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 northeast 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 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.

Brierwood is located in Wood County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Athens (OH), Meigs (OH), Washington (OH), Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wirt.

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

  DirectionDistance
Wood     (The home county for Brierwood)
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Doddridge
      West Union   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson
      Odaville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mason
      Hartford City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mason   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pleasants
      Belmont   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Cairo   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Roane
      Reedy   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tyler
      Friendly   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wetzel
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wirt
      Greencastle   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jacksonville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trimble (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glouster (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Truetown (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Guernsey (OH)
      Cumberland (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluebell (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant City (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hocking (OH)
      Murray City (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan (OH)
      Stockport (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Malta (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McConnelsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morganville (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Noble (OH)
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry (OH)
      Chapel Hill (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      San Toy (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corning (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rendville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Wood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hocking County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Wood County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brierwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brierwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3367, Longitude: -81.4368     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brierwood 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Brierwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brierwood.