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Our Genealogical Helper for Carrollton ...

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 Carrollton (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 Carrollton. 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 Carrollton ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carrollton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carrollton, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carrollton.

Cemeteries Near Carrollton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carrollton.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pitman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Audra Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Redabaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW McDermott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oldaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lovett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Barbour Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Silent Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Nebo Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oreslip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Drain Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Rohrbough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oakington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Heavner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Durrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Rights Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Astor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Coffman / Harding Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gnatty Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Johnstown 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 Carrollton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carrollton.

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

Elk City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carrollton
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Elk City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swamp Run   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Carrollton
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Swamp Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Philippi   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carrollton
 - 1895 population of 378 people (with 3,380 people in 2017)
 - Philippi had a post office and railroad service
 
Pecks Run   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carrollton
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Pecks Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Calhoun   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Carrollton
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Calhoun had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilmoth - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wilmoth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carrollton
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Wilmoth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruraldale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Carrollton
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Ruraldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pepper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carrollton
 - Pepper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vannoys Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carrollton
 - Vannoys Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talbott   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carrollton
 - Talbott 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 Carrollton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carrollton 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.

Carrollton is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Harrison, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker & Upshur.

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

  DirectionDistance
Barbour     (The home county for Carrollton)
      Union   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Doddridge
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Grant
      Bayard   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Harrison
      Lost Creek   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Despard   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gore   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Lewis
      Garton Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Marion
      Hebron   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Monongalia
      Smithtown   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Granville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Osage   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Star City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pendleton
      Onego   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Durbin   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frank   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Preston
      Newburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albright   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Randolph
      Montrose   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harman   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
 
Tucker
      Parsons   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davis   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Upshur
      Gormley   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Webster
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Wetzel
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - although 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 Carrollton:

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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pendleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas 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    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Barbour 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 Barbour 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 ...
      Maryland
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance from Carrollton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carrollton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carrollton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0904, Longitude: -80.0870     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carrollton 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 Carrollton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carrollton.



 
 
 

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