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Centerville, West Virginia
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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 61 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 13 miles [20.9 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 &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hatton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wronk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatten Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thacker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hatton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Plymal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lockwood - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cyrus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rawles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blacks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Zelda Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Matovich Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lakin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bloss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plymale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryants Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Brushy Fork Road Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  W Ogle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Kinner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Dock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Community Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Bartram Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lockwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clarkson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arthur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinette Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McIntier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Crescent Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chaffin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Hewlett Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Artrip Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Runyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fannin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Buckley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Hanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Billups Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Joels Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Branham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hensly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bates & Crum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hazlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hogan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hazelett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Queen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bolts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Buckeye Lane Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Green Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lambert Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Blaine Creek Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  SSW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cassidy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Watts & Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Drenner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bowen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harveytown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Howe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bently Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hamilton 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 Centerville had a population of 98 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Buchanan (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Buchanan had a post office and railroad service
Lockwood (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Centerville
 - Lockwood had railroad service and no post office
Hubbardstown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Centerville
 - Hubbardstown had a post office and no railroad service
Dickson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Centerville
 - Dickson had a post office and no railroad service
Shoals   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Centerville
 - Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
Echo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Centerville
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
Savage Branch (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Centerville
 - Savage Branch had railroad service and no post office
Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Catalpa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Centerville
 - Catalpa had railroad service and no post office

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 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 Wayne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Boyd (KY), Lawrence (KY), Martin (KY), Lawrence (OH), Cabell, Lincoln & Mingo.

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:

Wayne     (The home county for Centerville)
      Wayne   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Layville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Manila   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Julian   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turtle Creek   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lory   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Havana   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sod   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holden   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rush (KY)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Carter (KY)
      Jeriel (KY)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Denton (KY)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Savage (KY)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Willard (KY)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hitchins (KY)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grayson (KY)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grahn (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carter (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Olive Hill (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boone Furnace (KY)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smiths Creek (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Elliott (KY)
      Isonville (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newfoundland (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bell City (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sandy Hook (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Auxier (KY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Argillite (KY)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hopewell (KY)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Raceland (KY)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Worthington (KY)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wurtland (KY)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenup (KY)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lloyd (KY)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Shore (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flatgap (KY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keaton (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nippa (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sitka (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wittensville (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thelma (KY)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meally (KY)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Staffordsville (KY)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goldie (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stringtown (KY)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bolton (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Estep (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Keturah (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vessie (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Yatesville (KY)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lewis (KY)
      Emerson (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Firebrick (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Magoffin (KY)
      Lacey (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelersburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Painters Lick (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Morgan (KY)
      Crockett (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ophir (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkfork (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jeptha (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rowan (KY)
      Elliottville (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Scioto (OH)
      Franklin Furnace (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wheelersburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sciotodale (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slocum (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Webster (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Boston (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 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 turn to 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 - 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 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 Wayne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elliott County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Magoffin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rowan County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scioto 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 Wayne County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Wayne 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Centerville ...

While our initial data for Centerville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Centerville 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 Centerville.

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 Centerville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Centerville.
      See our Misc Page for Centerville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Wayne 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:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Centerville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Centerville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2617, Longitude: -82.5295     [Map].

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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 Centerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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