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Our Genealogical Helper for Carolina ...

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 Carolina (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 Carolina. 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 Carolina ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carolina.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carolina, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carolina.

Cemeteries Near Carolina ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carolina.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whetstone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Elizabeth Mason Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Atha Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Schupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mannington Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Thorne & Huey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Toothman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Efaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ministers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ammons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scritchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Yost Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoodsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rymer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hildreth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCurdysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haught Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Murray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham 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 Carolina in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carolina.

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

Worthington   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carolina
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 154 people in 2017)
 - Worthington had a post office and railroad service
Everson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carolina
 - Everson had a post office and no railroad service
Thoburn   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carolina
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carolina
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 369 people in 2017)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
Sturms Mill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carolina
 - Sturms Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Monongah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carolina
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
Downs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Carolina
 - Downs had railroad service and no post office
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Carolina
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Enterprise had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Carolina. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carolina 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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

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

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

Marion     (The home county for Carolina)
      Worthington   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Helens Run   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Union   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gore   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Despard   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barker   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Luzerne (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Republic (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (PA)
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deemston (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Carolina:

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    
Pleasants 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    
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    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       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    
Washington 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

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

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The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carolina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4804, Longitude: -80.2734     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carolina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Carolina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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