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Our Genealogical Helper for Camden-on-Gauley ...

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 Camden-on-Gauley (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 Camden-on-Gauley. 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 Camden-on-Gauley ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Camden-on-Gauley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Camden-on-Gauley, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Camden-on-Gauley.

Cemeteries Near Camden-on-Gauley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Camden-on-Gauley.

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 Camden-on-Gauley covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mountain Trail Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Handschumacher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Little Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Ward Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hinkle Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain View Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Dunlap Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Barnett Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Richwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lynch Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Hill 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>

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

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

Strouds   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Camden-on-Gauley
 - Strouds had a post office and no railroad service
 
Welch Glade   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Camden-on-Gauley
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Welch Glade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Craigsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Camden-on-Gauley
 - Craigsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delphi   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Camden-on-Gauley
 - Delphi had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upperglade   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Camden-on-Gauley
 - Upperglade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Camden-on-Gauley
 - Halo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boggs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Camden-on-Gauley
 - Boggs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Persinger   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Camden-on-Gauley
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Persinger 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 Camden-on-Gauley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Camden-on-Gauley 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 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.

Camden-on-Gauley is located in Webster County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Webster County: Braxton, Greenbrier, Lewis, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Randolph & Upshur.

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

  DirectionDistance
Webster     (The home county for Camden-on-Gauley)
      Cowen   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Braxton
      Canfield   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clem   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Calhoun
      Mudfork   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
      Harrison   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Fayette
      Hilton Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hines   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falling Spring   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Unus   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frankford   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vale   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Anthony   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Nicholas
      Craigsville   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Edray   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marlinton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntersville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cass   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Randolph
      Mingo   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Upshur
      Goshen   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Camden-on-Gauley:

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 Webster County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Webster County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Webster 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.

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Camden-on-Gauley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Camden-on-Gauley) 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 Camden-on-Gauley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Camden-on-Gauley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camden-on-Gauley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3686, Longitude: -80.5973     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Camden-on-Gauley 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 Camden-on-Gauley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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