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Our Genealogical Helper for Chevaux De Frise ...

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 Chevaux De Frise (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 Chevaux De Frise. 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 Chevaux De Frise ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chevaux De Frise.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chevaux De Frise, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chevaux De Frise.

Cemeteries Near Chevaux De Frise ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chevaux De Frise.

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 Chevaux De Frise covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Indian Creek Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Moyers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW King Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Betheny Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buzzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pullman Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Riddles Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frederick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Haught Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Six Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Ellenboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hardman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frederick Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE New Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE South Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Auburn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  E South Branch East Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Broadwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Heck Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horn Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lamb 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 Chevaux De Frise in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chevaux De Frise.

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

Goffs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Chevaux De Frise
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chevaux De Frise
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,740 people in 2017)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
Berea   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chevaux De Frise
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Berea had a post office and no railroad service
Pullman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chevaux De Frise
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 140 people in 2017)
 - Pullman had a post office and no railroad service
Cokeleys   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Chevaux De Frise
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
Hartley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chevaux De Frise
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
Hazelgreen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chevaux De Frise
 - 1895 population of 4 people
 - Hazelgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Cantwell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chevaux De Frise
 - Cantwell 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 Chevaux De Frise. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chevaux De Frise 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 hospitals 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.

Chevaux De Frise is located in Ritchie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ritchie County: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Pleasants, Tyler, Wirt & Wood.

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

Ritchie     (The home county for Chevaux De Frise)
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clem   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orma   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slate   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Chevaux De Frise:

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 Ritchie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane 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    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Ritchie County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Ritchie 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 Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chevaux De Frise. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1562, Longitude: -81.0187     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chevaux De Frise 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 Chevaux De Frise, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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