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Our Genealogy Helper for Davis ...

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 Davis (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Davis. 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.

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 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.

Davis is located in Tucker County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tucker County: Barbour, Grant, Preston & Randolph.

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

  • Tucker County     (The home county of Davis)
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<3>
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<3>
    • Elk [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
      • Elk [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<3>
  • Barbour County
    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalamazoo
      • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<3>
    • Calhoun [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
      • Calhoun [Barbour County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>
    • Union [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Barbour County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Grant County
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Greenland [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
    • Arthur [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
    • Medley [Grant County]
    • Dorcas [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Grant County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
  • Hampshire County
    • Romney [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romney
      • Romney [Hampshire County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<3>
  • Hardy County
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<3>
    • Fort Run [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Run
      • Fort Run [Hardy County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Run
    • Lost City [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost City
      • Lost City [Hardy County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<3>
  • Mineral County
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<3>
    • New Creek [Mineral County]
    • Burlington [Mineral County]
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<3>
    • Keyser [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
      • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<3>
  • Pendleton County
    • Onego [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
      • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onego
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
    • Franklin [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
  • Preston County
    • Sell [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sell
      • Sell [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sell
    • Aurora [Preston County]
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<3>
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<3>
    • Tunnelton [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelton
      • Tunnelton [Preston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunnelton<3>
    • Heathers Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
      • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
    • Albright [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
      • Albright [Preston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<3>
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<3>
    • Newburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Preston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<3>
    • Threefork Bridge [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threefork Bridge
      • Threefork Bridge [Preston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threefork Bridge
    • Lenox [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Preston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
  • Randolph County
    • Dryfork [Randolph County]
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<3>
    • Harperton [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harperton
      • Harperton [Randolph County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harperton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harperton
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Whyte [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whyte
      • Whyte [Randolph County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whyte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whyte
    • Whitmer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmer
      • Whitmer [Randolph County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmer
    • Gilman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [Randolph County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,908 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<3>
    • Tigheville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigheville
      • Tigheville [Randolph County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigheville
  • Taylor County
    • Sandy [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Taylor County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Thornton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Taylor County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Stone House [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone House
      • Stone House [Taylor County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
  • Allegany County (MD)
    • Luke [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luke
      • Luke [Allegany County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luke
    • Westernport [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
      • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<3>
    • Barton [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonaconing
      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<3>
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Wilson [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red House
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Hutton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutton
      • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutton
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
      • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<3>
    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitzmiller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kitzmiller<3>
    • Swanton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Garrett County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanton<3>
    • McHenry [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Garrett County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<3>
    • Accident [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accident
      • Accident [Garrett County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accident have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accident
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Accident<3>
    • Bittinger [Garrett County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Davis ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Davis.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Davis. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Davis and those printed in the larger area surrounding Davis.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km] of Davis.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Davis:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Davis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Davis.

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

  • Thomas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Cortland Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cortland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortland Cemetery
  • Kight Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kight Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kight Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kight Cemetery
  • Knotts Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knotts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Knotts Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knotts Cemetery
  • Buena Chapel Cemetery
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    • Hile Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hile Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hile Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hile Cemetery
    • Collett Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Collett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Collett Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Davis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collett Cemetery
    • Goff Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goff Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Davis.
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    • Fansler Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fansler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fansler Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Davis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fansler Cemetery
    • McNeely Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McNeely Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McNeely Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Davis.
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    • Teter Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Teter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Teter Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis.
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    • Flanagan Hill Cemetery
    • Bonifield Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bonifield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bonifield Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Davis.
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    • Flanagan Memorial Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flanagan Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Flanagan Memorial Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Davis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flanagan Memorial Cemetery

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Davis had a population of 918 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Davis had a population of 642 people.

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

  • Davis [Tucker County]
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    • Davis [Tucker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 918 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Davis had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<3>
  • Thomas [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
    • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thomas had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<3>
  • Coketon [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coketon
    • Coketon [Tucker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Davis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coketon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coketon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coketon
  • William [Tucker County]
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    • William [Tucker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, William had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for William have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cortland [Tucker County]
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    • Cortland [Tucker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cortland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortland
  • Wilsonia [Grant County]
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    • Wilsonia [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Davis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilsonia had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilsonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonia
  • Continue List ...
    • Dobbin [Grant County]
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      • Dobbin [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dobbin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobbin
    • Lead Mine [Tucker County]
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      • Lead Mine [Tucker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead Mine
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
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      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hendricks had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilson [Garrett County]
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      • Wilson [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilson had railroad service and no post office
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    • Wilson [Grant County]
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      • Wilson [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilson had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Bretz [Tucker County]
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      • Bretz [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bretz had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bretz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bretz
    • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County]
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      • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Horse Shoe Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe Run
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
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      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parsons had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<3>
    • Dryfork [Randolph County]
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      • Dryfork [Randolph County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dryfork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dryfork<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Davis. See our List of 1890's Communities around Davis.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Davis ...

While our initial data about Davis came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Davis in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Davis.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Davis:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Davis in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Davis for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Davis. See our Misc Page for Davis for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Davis) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Davis. 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 DavisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1308, Longitude: -79.4654    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Davis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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