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Chiefton, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Chiefton ...

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 Chiefton (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 Chiefton. 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 Chiefton ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chiefton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chiefton, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chiefton.

Cemeteries Near Chiefton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chiefton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elizabeth Mason Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whetstone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Toothman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ministers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Atha Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Schupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mannington Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thorne & Huey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scritchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Efaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoodsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hildreth 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 Chiefton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Chiefton.

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

Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Chiefton
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Enterprise had a post office and railroad service
Monongah   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chiefton
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
Thoburn   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chiefton
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
Festus   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chiefton
 - Festus had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Chiefton
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
Eldora   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chiefton
 - Eldora had a post office and no railroad service
Sturms Mill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Chiefton
 - Sturms Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chiefton
 - Pine Bluff 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 Chiefton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chiefton 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Chiefton is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Harrison, Monongalia, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

Marion     (The home county for Chiefton)
      Worthington   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Despard   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Chiefton:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis 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    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       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    
Washington 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 Marion County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Marion 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
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About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chiefton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4437, Longitude: -80.2579     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chiefton 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 Chiefton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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