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Our Genealogical Helper for Cheat Lake ...

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 Cheat Lake (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 Cheat Lake. 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 Cheat Lake ...

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 Cheat Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cheat Lake: Cheat Lk.

Newspapers Published in Cheat Lake ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cheat Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cheat Lake, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cheat Lake.

Cemeteries Near Cheat Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cheat Lake.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Jennewine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blaney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Pt. Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hoard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Monongalia County Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cagey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ft. Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Everley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lawnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW East Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Nuce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fair View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wolfs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crichfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lazzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beverly Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE East View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Monongahela Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Linton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Everly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Furman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dents Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ache Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradford 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 Cheat Lake in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cheat Lake.

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

Easton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Stewartstown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Stewartstown had a post office and no railroad service
Dellslow   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cheat Lake
 - Dellslow had a post office and no railroad service
Morgantown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,547 people in 2017)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Point Marion (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 1,117 people in 2017)
 - Point Marion had a post office and no railroad service
Morris Crossroads (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Cheat Lake
 - 1895 population of 162 people
 - Morris Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Dilliner (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cheat Lake
 - Dilliner 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 Cheat Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cheat Lake 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 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.

Cheat Lake is located in Monongalia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monongalia County: Fayette (PA), Greene (PA), Marion, Preston, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

Monongalia     (The home county for Cheat Lake)
      Canyon   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Granville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Star City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Osage   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Albright   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grantsville (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oliver (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ursina (PA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Confluence (PA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Casselman (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Centerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rockwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Deemston (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centerville (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daisytown (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      California (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coal Center (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Allenport (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Speers (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elco (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Long Branch (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
      North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Monessen (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithton (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Pleasant (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Newton (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Joy (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hunker (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Stanton (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sutersville (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Donegal (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Madison (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Cheat Lake:

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 Monongalia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison 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    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Westmoreland 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 Monongalia County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Monongalia 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County:

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheat Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6720, Longitude: -79.8534     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cheat Lake 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 Cheat Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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