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Our Genealogy Helper for Girta ...

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 Girta (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 Girta. 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.

Girta is located in Ritchie 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 Ritchie County: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Pleasants, Tyler, Wirt & Wood.

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

  • Ritchie County     (The home county of Girta)
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
      • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<3>
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,674 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<3>
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<3>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pullman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
      • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,003 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<3>
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Mountain [Ritchie County]
  • Braxton County
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<3>
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<3>
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
  • Calhoun County
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<3>
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
  • Doddridge County
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<3>
    • New Milton [Doddridge County]
  • Gilmer County
    • Newberne [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberne
      • Newberne [Gilmer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberne
    • Alice [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
      • Alice [Gilmer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<3>
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shock
      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
    • Truebada [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truebada
      • Truebada [Gilmer County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truebada
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Harrison County
    • Salem [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Odaville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odaville
      • Odaville [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odaville
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
    • Wilding [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilding
      • Wilding [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilding
    • Sherman [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<3>
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
  • Mason County
    • New Haven [Mason County]
    • Hartford City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
      • Hartford City [Mason County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City
  • Pleasants County
    • Belmont [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Saint Marys [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
      • Saint Marys [Pleasants County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<3>
    • Hebron [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Pleasants County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
  • Roane County
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Girta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
  • Tyler County
    • Plum Run [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Run
      • Plum Run [Tyler County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Run
    • Friendly [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendly
      • Friendly [Tyler County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendly
    • Middlebourne [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebourne
      • Middlebourne [Tyler County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<3>
    • Sistersville [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sistersville
      • Sistersville [Tyler County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sistersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sistersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sistersville<3>
    • Paden City [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden City
      • Paden City [Tyler County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paden City<3>
  • Wirt County
    • Freeport [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Greencastle [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Wirt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
    • Newark [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Wirt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
  • Wood County
    • Slate [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate
      • Slate [Wood County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate
    • Kanawha [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha
      • Kanawha [Wood County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha
    • Mineral Acres [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Acres
      • Mineral Acres [Wood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Acres
    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
    • Parkers Towne [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkers Towne
      • Parkers Towne [Wood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkers Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkers Towne
    • Pleasant View [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Wood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • North Hills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hills
      • North Hills [Wood County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 774 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hills
    • Parkersburg [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkersburg
      • Parkersburg [Wood County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<3>
    • Vienna [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Wood County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<3>
    • Lubeck [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lubeck
      • Lubeck [Wood County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lubeck
    • Blennerhassett [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blennerhassett
      • Blennerhassett [Wood County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blennerhassett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blennerhassett
    • Boaz [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
      • Boaz [Wood County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boaz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Williamstown [Wood County]
  • Athens County (OH)
    • Youba [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youba
      • Youba [Athens County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youba
    • Coolville [Athens County]
  • Meigs County (OH)
    • Portland [Meigs County]
    • Racine [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<3>
    • Syracuse [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<3>
  • Monroe County (OH)
    • Graysville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
  • Washington County (OH)
    • Yankeeburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yankeeburg
      • Yankeeburg [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yankeeburg
    • Sandhill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandhill
      • Sandhill [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandhill
    • Belpre [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belpre
      • Belpre [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belpre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belpre<3>
    • Marietta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Washington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<3>
    • Redbush [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbush
      • Redbush [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbush
    • Oak Grove [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Devola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devola
      • Devola [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devola
    • Grandview [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Alden [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
    • Barlow [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlow
      • Barlow [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlow
    • Churchtown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchtown
      • Churchtown [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchtown
    • Fillmore [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fillmore
      • Fillmore [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fillmore
    • Matamoras [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matamoras
      • Matamoras [Washington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matamoras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matamoras

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

Newspapers Published in Girta ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Girta.

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

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 websites either 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 Girta:

  • 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 Ohio
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Girta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Girta.

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

  • Pine Twist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Twist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Twist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Twist Cemetery
  • Nutter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nutter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nutter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Cemetery
  • Guthrie Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guthrie Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guthrie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie Cemetery
  • Beckner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beckner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beckner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckner Cemetery
  • Mason Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mason Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mason Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cemetery
  • Wolverton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wolverton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wolverton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolverton Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hartley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hartley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley Cemetery
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Heck Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heck Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heck Cemetery
    • Swisher Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swisher Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swisher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swisher Cemetery
    • Freeport Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Freeport Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Freeport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport Cemetery
    • Two Ripple Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Two Ripple Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Two Ripple Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Two Ripple Baptist Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Girta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Ripple Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Saratoga Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saratoga Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Saratoga Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Saratoga Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Girta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga Cemetery
    • Ruble Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruble Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruble Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ruble Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Girta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruble Cemetery
    • Beauchamp - Newman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beauchamp - Newman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beauchamp - Newman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beauchamp - Newman Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Girta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauchamp - Newman 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.<4>

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

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

  • Oxbow [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
    • Oxbow [Ritchie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Girta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxbow
  • Cisco [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco [Ritchie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
  • Rusk [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
    • Rusk [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Girta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rusk had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rusk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rusk
  • Freeport [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
    • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Girta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 69 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
  • Munday [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munday
    • Munday [Wirt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Girta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Munday had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munday
  • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Girta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 710 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elizabeth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Girta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 542 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Burning Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
      • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
    • Petroleum [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petroleum
      • Petroleum [Ritchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Petroleum had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petroleum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petroleum
    • Newark [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Wirt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Girta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newark had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Eaton [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eaton
      • Eaton [Wood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Girta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eaton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eaton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
    • Freed [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freed
      • Freed [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Girta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Freed had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freed
    • Smithville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Ritchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Girta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
    • Hartley [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartley
      • Hartley [Ritchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Girta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley
    • Creston [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Wirt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Girta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Creston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Girta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0851, Longitude: -81.2604       In this case, the coordinates for Girta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Girta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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