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Our Genealogy Helper for Glen Jean ...

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 Glen Jean (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 Glen Jean. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Glen Jean is located in Fayette 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 Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  • Fayette County     (The home county of Glen Jean)
    • Harvey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell Knob
      • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sewell Knob. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Sewell Knob has also been known as:
      • Swell Knob
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<3>
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<3>
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Garten [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garten
      • Garten [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garten
  • Boone County
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<3>
    • Elk Run Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Run Junction
      • Elk Run Junction [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Junction
    • Janie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
      • Janie [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Former name for Janie:
      • Mordue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janie
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<3>
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Lindytown [Boone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindytown
      • Lindytown [Boone County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Twilight [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight
      • Twilight [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Bald Knob [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Knob
      • Bald Knob [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Knob
    • Bandytown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bandytown
      • Bandytown [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bandytown
    • Cabot [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabot
      • Cabot [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabot
  • Clay County
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
  • Greenbrier County
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
    • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Junction
      • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brushy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<3>
    • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Fairlea [Greenbrier County]
  • Kanawha County
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Winifrede [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede
      • Winifrede [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede
    • Witcher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcher
      • Witcher [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<3>
  • McDowell County
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<3>
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<3>
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<3>
  • Mercer County
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<3>
  • Monroe County
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Nicholas County
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<3>
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,855 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<3>
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • Old Mill Village [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Mill Village
      • Old Mill Village [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Mill Village
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Former name for Beaver:
      • Glen Hedrick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<3>
  • Summers County
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<3>
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
  • Wyoming County
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Glen Jean ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glen Jean.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glen Jean, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glen Jean.

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 Glen Jean:

  • 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 West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Glen Jean ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glen Jean.

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

  • Hilltop Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hilltop Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hilltop Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop Cemetery
  • Bays Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bays Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bays Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bays Cemetery
  • High Lawn Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the High Lawn Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the High Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Lawn Memorial Park
  • Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Cemetery
  • Holly Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holly Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Cemetery
  • Ellison Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ellison Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ellison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellison Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lively Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lively Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lively Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lively Cemetery
    • Pax Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pax Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pax Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pax Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax Cemetery
    • Tyree Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tyree Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tyree Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tyree Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyree Cemetery
    • Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
    • Wriston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wriston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wriston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wriston Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wriston Cemetery
    • Tyree Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tyree Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tyree Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tyree Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyree Cemetery
    • Powers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Powers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Powers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Powers Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers Cemetery
    • Cottle Cemetery
    • Lively Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lively Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lively Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lively Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lively 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.<6>

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

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

  • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Glen Jean
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<3>
  • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Stonecliff was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stonecliff had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Stonecliff has also been known as:
    • Stone Cliff
  • Thurmond [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
    • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thurmond had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<3>
  • McKendree [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKendree
    • McKendree [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Jean
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McKendree had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKendree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKendree
  • Claremont [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Claremont had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
  • Continue List ...
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dimmock [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dimmock
      • Dimmock [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dimmock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dimmock
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Prince [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prince
      • Prince [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Jean
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prince had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prince
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prince<3>
    • Alaska [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Alaska was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alaska
      • Alaska [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alaska had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fire Creek [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Fire Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fire Creek
      • Fire Creek [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fire Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beury [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beury
      • Beury [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beury
    • Roseville [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Glen Jean
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cirtsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cirtsville
      • Cirtsville [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cirtsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cirtsville

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glen Jean. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glen Jean) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Jean. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9265, Longitude: -81.1501       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Jean 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Glen Jean, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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