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Our Genealogy Helper for Eby ...

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 Eby (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 Eby. 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 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 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.

Eby is located in Taylor County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Taylor     (The home county for Eby)
  Knottsville   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Grafton   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Barbour
  Adaland   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Belington   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Audra   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Junior   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Grant
  Bayard   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Harrison
  Bridgeport   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Despard   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gore   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lost Creek   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Lewis
  Jane Lew   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Mineral
  Elk Garden   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hartmansville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monongalia
  Smithtown   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Westover   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Granville   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Star City   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Osage   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Preston
  Newburg   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Albright   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Randolph
  Montrose   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Leadsville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elkins   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Womelsdorf   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beverly   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harman   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mill Creek   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tucker
  Parsons   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hambleton   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Davis   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Canaan Valley   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Upshur
  Gormley   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wetzel
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bane   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Eby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eby.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Knottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Current Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bluemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grafton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bolyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Denver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McConkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Amnon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grafton National Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Cassell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Knotts Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West Virginia National Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howesville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Eby ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eby.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eby, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eby.

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

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

Evansville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marquess   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marquess had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Thornton had a post office and railroad service
 
Knottsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Knottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irontown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Irontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Fellowsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Fellowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cecil   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sinclair   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Sinclair had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 319 people in 2017)
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Independence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 273 people
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Kasson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Eby
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kasson 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 Eby. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eby in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned 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 Eby:

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 Taylor County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant 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

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mineral County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monongalia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Preston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tucker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Taylor 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, for Taylor 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 ...
      Maryland
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Taylor County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eby. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3190, Longitude: -79.8992     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eby 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 Eby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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