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Our Genealogical Helper for Centerville ...

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 Centerville (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 Centerville. 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 Centerville ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Centerville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Centerville, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Centerville.

Cemeteries Near Centerville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Centerville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilbur Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middlebourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Elk Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Arnold Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simpson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Archer's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Piggott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Burnthouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buck Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fluhartys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Duckworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Main Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mylburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Craig 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 Centerville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Centerville.

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

Frew   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Centerville
 - Frew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilbur   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Centerville
 - Wilbur had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meeker   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Centerville
 - Meeker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bearsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Bearsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shirley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Shirley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Middlebourne   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 766 people in 2017)
 - Middlebourne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deep Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Centerville
 - Deep Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conaway   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Conaway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iuka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Iuka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lonetree   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Lonetree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bert   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Centerville
 - Bert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wick   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Wick 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 Centerville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Centerville 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.

Centerville is located in Tyler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tyler County: Washington (OH), Doddridge, Monroe, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wetzel.

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

  DirectionDistance
Tyler     (The home county for Centerville)
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Doddridge
      West Union   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Harrison
      Salem   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lewis
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marion
      Mannington   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Kent   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monongalia
      Blacksville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pleasants
      Hebron   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wetzel
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Wirt
      Freeport   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wood
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Noble (OH)
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 - 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 Centerville:

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 Tyler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun 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    
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    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood 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    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Tyler 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 Tyler 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 ...
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About Tyler County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4320, Longitude: -80.8401     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centerville 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 Centerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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