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Our Genealogical Helper for Center Point ...

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 Center Point (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 Center Point. 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.

Name Variations for Center Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Center Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Center Point: Center Pt.

Newspapers Published in Center Point ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Center Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Center Point, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Center Point.

Cemeteries Near Center Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Center Point.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Big Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Sedalia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Underwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Main Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Doak Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cascara Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E McIntire Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Victory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grass Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wetzel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Archbold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fluhartys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blandville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lieuts - Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Middle Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marshville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pricetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilbur 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Center Point had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Roberts   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Center Point
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sedalia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sedalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flint   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Center Point
 - Flint had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Center Point
 - Dale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shirley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Shirley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Wallace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgansville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Morgansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Long Run   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 119 people
 - Long Run had a post office and railroad service
 
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 310 people (with 1,541 people in 2016)
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
 
Ross   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ross had a post office and no railroad service
 
Folsom   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Center Point
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Union   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 820 people in 2016)
 - West Union 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 Center Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Center Point 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 doctors and 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.

Center Point is located in Doddridge County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Doddridge County: Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie, Tyler & Wetzel.

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

  DirectionDistance
Doddridge     (The home county for Center Point)
      Smithburg   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Union   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Barbour
      Adaland   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gilmer
      Truebada   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Harrison
      Salem   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Lewis
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Marion
      Mannington   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Marshall
      Adaline   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Monongalia
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pleasants
      Hebron   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Ritchie
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tyler
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Upshur
      Buckhannon   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wetzel
      Bane   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barker   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Center Point:

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 Doddridge County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour 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    
Gilmer 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    
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    
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    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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 Doddridge 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 Doddridge 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 ...
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Center Point ...

While our initial data for Center Point came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Center Point in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Center Point.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Center Point:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Center Point.
      See our Misc Page for Center Point for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Doddridge County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Center Point. 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' (or point-to-point) distance from Center Point. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Center Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3918, Longitude: -80.6354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center Point 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 Center Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Center Point.