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Our Genealogy Helper for Dusk ...

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 Dusk (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 Dusk. 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.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Dusk is located in Gilmer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gilmer County: Braxton, Calhoun, Doddridge, Lewis & Ritchie.

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

  DirDistance
Gilmer     (The home county for Dusk)
  Sand Fork   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Truebada   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Barbour
  Audra   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Braxton
  Arnett   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Clem   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Calhoun
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Orma   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Clay
  Harrison   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clay   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Doddridge
  Smithburg   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  West Union   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Harrison
  Lost Creek   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Despard   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gore   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis
  Camden   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Weston   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Nicholas
  Tioga   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pleasants
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Randolph
  Helvetia   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Ritchie
  Auburn   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Roane
  Spencer   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Upshur
  Frenchton   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Webster
  Cleveland   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Addison   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Wirt
  Burning Springs   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Dusk ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dusk.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Dusk covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Burk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sand Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Moyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Right Hand Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  E K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Canfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tumbling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McHenry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Mick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Currycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Engel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boilon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stalnaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitting Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Keyster Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Ratcliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Riffle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meadow Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woodford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Orton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Field Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mollahan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Farnsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Dusk ...

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 Dusk.

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

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 Dusk in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dusk.

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

Copen   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dusk
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Copen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyers   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Dusk
 - Hyers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stouts Mills   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dusk
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Stouts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dusk
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Fork   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Dusk
 - Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truebada   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dusk
 - Truebada had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dusk
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutlips   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Dusk
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Dusk
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 490 people in 2017)
 - Burnsville had no post office or railroad service
 
Ellis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dusk
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dusk
 - 1895 population of 329 people (with 1,473 people in 2017)
 - Glenville 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 Dusk. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dusk in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Dusk:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Gilmer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Braxton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pleasants County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wirt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Gilmer County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia

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 Disaster Stories for ...
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Gilmer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dusk. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dusk) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dusk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8640, Longitude: -80.7512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dusk 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: findagrave.com.

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

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