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Cascade, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Cascade ...

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 Cascade (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Cascade. 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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Cascade is located in Preston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.

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

Preston     (The home county for Cascade)
  Masontown   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Reedsville   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Albright   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belington   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Audra   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Despard   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gore   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Elk Garden   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hartmansville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hambleton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Davis   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Allegany (MD)
  Luke (MD)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grantsville (MD)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oliver (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Casselman (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  California (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Daisytown (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beallsville (PA)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marianna (PA)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coal Center (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Allenport (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elco (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Speers (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
  North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Scottdale (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Monessen (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Smithton (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Cascade ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cascade.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Cascade covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Reedsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Arthurdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Dinkerberger Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nuce Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fair View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hope Halleck United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jennewine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Howesville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kingwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Monongalia County Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Albright - St. Joe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beverly Hills Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Cascade ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cascade.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cascade, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cascade.

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 Cascade in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cascade.

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

Masontown   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Cascade
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 544 people in 2017)
 - Masontown had a post office and no railroad service
Reedsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Cascade
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 598 people in 2017)
 - Reedsville had a post office and no railroad service
Herring   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cascade
 - Herring had a post office and no railroad service
Dellslow   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cascade
 - Dellslow had a post office and no railroad service
Hudson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cascade
 - Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cascade
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Gladesville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cascade
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Gladesville had a post office and no railroad service
Rockville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cascade
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Rockville had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton Furnace   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cascade
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Clinton Furnace 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 Cascade. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cascade in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Cascade:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Preston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Westmoreland County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cascade. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5634, Longitude: -79.8145     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cascade 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 Cascade, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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