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Our Genealogy Helper for Gertrude ...

So far, we have found very little information about Gertrude. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Gertrude to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Gertrude, please Contact Us.


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 Gertrude (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 Gertrude. 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.

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

Although our information shows that the community of Gertrude is historic, it would have been located within present day Pocahontas County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pocahontas County: Bath (VA), Highland (VA), Greenbrier, Pendleton, Randolph & Webster.

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

  • Pocahontas County     (The home county of Gertrude)
    • Durbin [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Pocahontas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durbin<4>
    • Frank [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frank
      • Frank [Pocahontas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frank
    • Thornwood [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornwood
      • Thornwood [Pocahontas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornwood
    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
    • Cass [Pocahontas County]
    • Slaty Fork [Pocahontas County]
    • Marlinton [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlinton
      • Marlinton [Pocahontas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marlinton<4>
    • Huntersville [Pocahontas County]
    • Buckeye [Pocahontas County]
  • Barbour County
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<4>
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Audra [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audra
      • Audra [Barbour County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audra
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<4>
  • Pendleton County
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
    • Harper [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Pendleton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Onego [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
      • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onego
    • Franklin [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<4>
    • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Propstburg [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Propstburg
      • Propstburg [Pendleton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Propstburg
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
  • Randolph County
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<4>
    • Elkwater [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
      • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
    • Whitmer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmer
      • Whitmer [Randolph County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmer
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<4>
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
    • Monterville [Randolph County]
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<4>
  • Tucker County
    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Gertrude
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<4>
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<4>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<4>
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<4>
  • Upshur County
    • Gormley [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gormley
      • Gormley [Upshur County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gormley
    • Excelsior [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Upshur County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
      • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<4>
  • Webster County
    • Cleveland [Webster County]
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
  • Highland County (VA)
    • Possum Trot [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Highland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Gertrude
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Monterey [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Highland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Gertrude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monterey<4>
    • McDowell [Highland County]

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

Newspapers Published in Gertrude ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gertrude.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gertrude, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gertrude.

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Gertrude ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gertrude.

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

  • Ft. Milroy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Milroy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Milroy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ft. Milroy Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gertrude.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Milroy Cemetery
  • Hauchen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hauchen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hauchen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hauchen Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hauchen Cemetery
  • Keller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Keller Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keller Cemetery
  • Goodsell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodsell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodsell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Goodsell Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodsell Cemetery
  • St. Mark Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mark Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Mark Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Mark Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mark Cemetery
  • Yeager Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yeager Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yeager Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yeager Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeager Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Crouch Cemetery
    • Old Brick Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Brick Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Brick Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Brick Church Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Gertrude.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Brick Church Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Stalnaker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stalnaker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stalnaker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stalnaker Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stalnaker Cemetery
    • Mt. Iser Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Iser Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Iser Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Iser Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Iser Cemetery
    • Mt. Hobart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hobart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hobart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Hobart Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hobart Cemetery
    • Beverly Cemetery
    • Simmons Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Simmons Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Simmons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Simmons Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Gertrude.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmons Cemetery
    • Ware Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ware Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ware Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ware Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Gertrude.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Cemetery

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.

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

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

  • Osceola [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
    • Osceola [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Gertrude
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Osceola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
  • Glady [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glady
    • Glady [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glady had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glady have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glady<4>
  • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huttonsville
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Gertrude
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 64 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Huttonsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huttonsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huttonsville<4>
  • Lee Bell [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Bell
    • Lee Bell [Randolph County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Gertrude
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lee Bell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Bell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Bell
  • Elkwater [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
    • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Gertrude
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elkwater had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
  • Beverly [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 343 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beverly had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Huff [Randolph County] - Historic
      • While Huff was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff
      • Huff [Randolph County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Huff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dry Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Run
      • Dry Run [Pendleton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Gertrude
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dry Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Run
    • Valley Head [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Head
      • Valley Head [Randolph County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Gertrude
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Valley Head had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Head have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circleville
      • Circleville [Pendleton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Gertrude
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Circleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Circleville<4>
    • Faulkner [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faulkner
      • Faulkner [Randolph County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Faulkner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faulkner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Bank
      • Green Bank [Pocahontas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Gertrude
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Bank had a post office and no railroad service
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    • New Hampden [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hampden
      • New Hampden [Highland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Gertrude
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hampden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cassity [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassity
      • Cassity [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gertrude
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Gertrude
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 737 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elkins had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<4>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Gertrude. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gertrude.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Gertrude, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gertrude) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gertrude. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6690, Longitude: -79.7862       In this case, the coordinates for Gertrude have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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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