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Our Genealogical Helper for Chestnut Hills ...

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 Chestnut Hills (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 Chestnut Hills. 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 Chestnut Hills ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chestnut Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chestnut Hills, 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 Chestnut Hills.

Cemeteries Near Chestnut Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chestnut Hills.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marshville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Post Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gnatty Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grass Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove 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 Chestnut Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chestnut Hills.

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

Adamston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chestnut Hills
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Adamston had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Falls   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chestnut Hills
 - Glen Falls had railroad service and no post office
Wilsonburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chestnut Hills
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
Quiet Dell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chestnut Hills
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Quiet Dell had a post office and no railroad service
Reynoldsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Chestnut Hills
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and no railroad service
West Milford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chestnut Hills
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 609 people in 2017)
 - West Milford had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chestnut Hills
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 8,635 people in 2017)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Sardis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chestnut Hills
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
Wolf Summit   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Chestnut Hills
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Wolf Summit had a post office and railroad service
Craigmoor   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chestnut Hills
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Craigmoor 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 Chestnut Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chestnut Hills 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Chestnut Hills is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

Harrison     (The home county for Chestnut Hills)
      Clarksburg   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Adamston   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Despard   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gore   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Chestnut Hills:

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 Harrison 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    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer 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    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph 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    
Tucker 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    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       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 Harrison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Harrison 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 ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison 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 beginning in Chestnut Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chestnut Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chestnut Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2706, Longitude: -80.3518     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chestnut Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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

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