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Our Genealogical Helper for Carver ...

So far, we have found very little information about Carver. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Carver to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Carver, please Contact Us.

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 Carver (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 Carver. 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 Carver ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carver.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carver, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carver.

Cemeteries Near Carver ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carver.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Huse Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Restlawn Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  W Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
  W John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mt. Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Westlake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Jennette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Sugar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rich Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tyree 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.

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

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

Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Carver
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 2,772 people in 2017)
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
Fayette   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carver
 - Fayette had railroad service and no post office
Lansing   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Carver
 - Lansing had a post office and no railroad service
Sunnyside - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunnyside was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carver
 - Sunnyside had railroad service and no post office
Gaymont   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carver
 - Gaymont had railroad service and no post office
Nuttalburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nuttalburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carver
 - 1895 population of 342 people
 - Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
Keeneys Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carver
 - Keeneys Creek had railroad service and no post office
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carver
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Hawks Nest   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Carver
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
Dempsey   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carver
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey 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 Carver. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carver 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 hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Carver is historic, it would have been located within present day Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Carver)
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Janie   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Keith   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orgas   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coopertown   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kirbyton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eden   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clem   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clay   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hines   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Vale   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Unus   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Handley   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Acme   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Carver:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Fayette 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
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About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Carver, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Carver. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carver) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carver. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0759, Longitude: -81.0840     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carver have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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