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East Oak Hill, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for East Oak Hill ...

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 East Oak Hill (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 East Oak Hill. 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.

Name Variations for East Oak Hill ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with East Oak Hill.

  • Typical abbreviation for East Oak Hill: E. Oak Hill

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 and doctors 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.

East Oak Hill is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

Fayette     (The home county for East Oak Hill)
  Oak Hill   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Concho   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Janie   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Keith   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Milltown   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clay   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Acme   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Handley   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near East Oak Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of East Oak Hill.

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 East Oak Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Huse Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jennette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Restlawn Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  N Westlake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in East Oak Hill ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Oak Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Oak Hill, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for East Oak Hill.

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

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

Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Thurmond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Oak Hill
 - Thurmond had a post office and railroad service
Dimmock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from East Oak Hill
 - Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
Dempsey   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from East Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
Rush Run - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from East Oak Hill
 - Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
Gatewood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East Oak Hill
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from East Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 2,772 people in 2017)
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stonecliff was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Oak Hill
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Stonecliff had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around East Oak Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Oak Hill in the 1890's.

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 all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Webster County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Oak Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9937, Longitude: -81.1323     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Oak Hill 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 East Oak Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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