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Our Genealogy Helper for Eden ...

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 Eden (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 Eden. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Eden is located in Upshur County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Upshur County: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph & Webster.

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

  DirDistance
Upshur     (The home county for Eden)
  Goshen   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Wilsontown   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Barbour
  Audra   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Junior   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Belington   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Braxton
  Heaters   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clem   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Calhoun
  Mudfork   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
  Harrison   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Gilmer
  Sand Fork   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Harrison
  Lost Creek   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Despard   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gore   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salem   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lewis
  Garton Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Weston   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Camden   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Nicholas
  Tioga   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pocahontas
  Slaty Fork   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Durbin   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Frank   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cass   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thornwood   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Edray   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Green Bank   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Thorny Creek   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marlinton   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
  Helvetia   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Huttonsville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Mill Creek   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Womelsdorf   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mingo   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Beverly   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elkins   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Leadsville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Ritchie
  Auburn   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Taylor
  Flemington   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Webster
  Cleveland   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Addison   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Eden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eden.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Gregory Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Life Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Pleasant Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Rock Cave Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooks Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marple Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Chestnut Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Helvetia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Hodam Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beechtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kraft Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Kniceley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Slab Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rexroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Post Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Eden ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eden.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eden, 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 Eden.

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.<2>

While we didn't find Eden in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Eden.

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

Canaan   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Eden
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eden
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Eden
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Eden
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Eden
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Eden
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Eden
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Holly Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eden
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hacker Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eden
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hacker Valley 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 Eden. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eden in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Eden:

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 Upshur 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

 
Gilmer 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

 
Pocahontas 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

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Upshur 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 Upshur 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 ...
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eden. 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- Eden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7437, Longitude: -80.3279     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Eden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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