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Our Genealogical Helper for Cheat Neck ...

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 Neck (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 Neck. 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 Cheat Neck ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cheat Neck.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cheat Neck, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cheat Neck.

Cemeteries Near Cheat Neck ...

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

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

Distance &

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

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

Stewartstown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cheat Neck
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Stewartstown had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cheat Neck
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Morris Crossroads (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cheat Neck
 - 1895 population of 162 people
 - Morris Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cheat Neck
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Point Marion (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cheat Neck
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 1,117 people in 2017)
 - Point Marion had a post office and no railroad service
Morgantown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cheat Neck
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,547 people in 2017)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
Dellslow   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cheat Neck
 - Dellslow had a post office and no railroad service
Dilliner (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cheat Neck
 - Dilliner had a post office and no railroad service
Haydentown (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cheat Neck
 - Haydentown 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 Neck. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cheat Neck 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Cheat Neck 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 Neck. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cheat Neck:

Monongalia     (The home county for Cheat Neck)
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Canyon   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Star City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Granville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Osage   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 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   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantsville (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegheny (PA)
      Elizabeth (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Elizabeth (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oliver (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Confluence (PA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ursina (PA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Casselman (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Centerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Salisbury (PA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Deemston (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centerville (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      California (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coal Center (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daisytown (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Speers (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Allenport (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elco (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
      North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Monessen (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scottdale (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smithton (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Pleasant (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Newton (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Joy (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hunker (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Stanton (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sutersville (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Donegal (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Madison (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Cheat Neck:

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    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegheny County (PA):       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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County:

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 stretches from Cheat Neck. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cheat Neck) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheat Neck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6851, Longitude: -79.8339     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cheat Neck 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 Neck, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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