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Farmington, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Farmington ...

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 Farmington (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 Farmington. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Farmington is located in Marion County.

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

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

Marion     (The home county for Farmington)
  Helens Run   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Worthington   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Mannington   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Audra   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belington   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Junior   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Union   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gore   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Despard   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Weston   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kent   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Moundsville   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Glen Dale   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Albright   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Paden City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sistersville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bane   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Barker   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Martinsville   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Belmont (OH)
  Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (OH)
  Clarington (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Isabella (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Luzerne (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Republic (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene (PA)
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marianna (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beallsville (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Scenery Hill (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Farmington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Farmington.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Toothman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Efaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ministers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoodsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ammons Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whetstone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Atha Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Schupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yost Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Elizabeth Mason Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WSW Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haught Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCurdysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mannington Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Thorne & Huey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Scritchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yost Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chisler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Daybrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rymer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Farmington ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Farmington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Farmington, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Farmington.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Farmington had a population of 312 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Farmington had a population of 369 people.

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

Upton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Farmington
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
Festus   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Farmington
 - Festus had a post office and no railroad service
Worthington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Farmington
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 154 people in 2017)
 - Worthington had a post office and railroad service
Thoburn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Farmington
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
McClellan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Farmington
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - McClellan had a post office and no railroad service
Downs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Farmington
 - Downs had railroad service and no post office
Everson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Farmington
 - Everson had a post office and no railroad service
Monongah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Farmington
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
Barrackville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Farmington
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,299 people in 2017)
 - Barrackville had a post office and railroad service
Sturms Mill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Farmington
 - Sturms Mill 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 Farmington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Farmington in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Farmington:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Doddridge County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Monongalia County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Tyler County:     Cyndi's



Upshur County:     Cyndi's



Wetzel County:     Cyndi's



Belmont County (OH):     Cyndi's



Monroe County (OH):     Cyndi's



Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's



Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's



Washington County (PA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Farmington ...

While our initial data about Farmington came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Farmington 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 Farmington.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Farmington:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

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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 from Point A (ie- Farmington) 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 Farmington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Farmington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farmington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5120, Longitude: -80.2514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farmington 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 Farmington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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