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Our Genealogy Helper for Grantsville ...

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 Grantsville (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 Grantsville. 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 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.

Grantsville is located in Calhoun County and is the County Seat.

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 Calhoun County: Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane & Wirt.

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

  • Calhoun County     (The home county of Grantsville)
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork
  • Braxton County
    • Chapel [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
      • Chapel [Braxton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie
    • Arnett [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnett
      • Arnett [Braxton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnett
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<2>
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<2>
    • Rollyson [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollyson
      • Rollyson [Braxton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollyson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollyson
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<2>
  • Clay County
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<2>
  • Doddridge County
    • New Milton [Doddridge County]
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<2>
  • Gilmer County
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shock
      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
    • Newberne [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberne
      • Newberne [Gilmer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberne
    • Alice [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
      • Alice [Gilmer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
    • Truebada [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truebada
      • Truebada [Gilmer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truebada
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
  • Harrison County
    • Salem [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>
    • Bristol [Harrison County]
  • Jackson County
    • Odaville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odaville
      • Odaville [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odaville
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<2>
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<2>
  • Kanawha County
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<2>
    • Elkview [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkview
      • Elkview [Kanawha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkview<2>
    • Sissonville [Kanawha County]
  • Lewis County
    • Camden [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Lewis County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<2>
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<2>
  • Pleasants County
    • Hebron [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Pleasants County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Belmont [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<2>
  • Ritchie County
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
      • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<2>
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,674 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<2>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pullman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<2>
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
      • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,003 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<2>
    • Mountain [Ritchie County]
  • Roane County
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<2>
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
  • Tyler County
    • Friendly [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendly
      • Friendly [Tyler County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<2>
  • Webster County
  • Wirt County
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<2>
    • Freeport [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Greencastle [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Wirt County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Newark [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Wirt County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy
  • Wood County
    • Slate [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate
      • Slate [Wood County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate
    • Kanawha [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha
      • Kanawha [Wood County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha
    • Mineral Acres [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Acres
      • Mineral Acres [Wood County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Acres
    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
    • Parkersburg [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkersburg
      • Parkersburg [Wood County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<2>
    • North Hills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hills
      • North Hills [Wood County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 774 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hills
    • Vienna [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Wood County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<2>
    • Washington [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Wood County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<2>
    • Williamstown [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamstown
      • Williamstown [Wood County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamstown<2>
  • Meigs County (OH)
  • Washington County (OH)
    • Belpre [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belpre
      • Belpre [Washington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belpre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belpre<2>
    • Marietta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Grantsville ...

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 Grantsville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Grantsville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Grantsville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Grantsville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km] of Grantsville.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Grantsville:

  • 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 Grantsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grantsville.

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

  • Bethlehem Cemetery
  • Betts Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Betts Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Betts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Betts Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • St. Paul Cemetery
  • Broomstick Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Broomstick Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Broomstick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomstick Cemetery
  • Bryners Chapel Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bryners Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryners Chapel Cemetery
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    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Roling Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roling Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roling Cemetery
    • Waggoner Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waggoner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waggoner Cemetery
    • Zeke Run Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zeke Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bethel Cemetery
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      • 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.
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    • Big Springs Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cloverleaf Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cloverleaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hur Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hur Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Slider Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slider Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Grantsville had a population of 278 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Grantsville had a population of 513 people.

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

  • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 278 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grantsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<2>
  • Henrietta [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
    • Henrietta [Calhoun County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Grantsville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henrietta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrietta
  • White Pine [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Pine
    • White Pine [Calhoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grantsville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, White Pine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Pine
  • Mount Zion [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Zion
    • Mount Zion [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
  • Staten [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staten
    • Staten [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Staten had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Staten have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staten
  • Big Springs [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
    • Big Springs [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Springs
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    • Bigbend [Calhoun County]
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      • Bigbend [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Grantsville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bigbend had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bigbend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hur [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hur
      • Hur [Calhoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hur had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hur
    • Sycamore [Calhoun County]
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      • Sycamore [Calhoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Grantsville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sycamore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nobe [Calhoun County]
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      • Nobe [Calhoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grantsville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nobe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Freed [Calhoun County]
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      • Freed [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Grantsville
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freed
    • Altizer [Calhoun County]
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      • Altizer [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Altizer had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altizer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altizer
    • Stumptown [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Grantsville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stumptown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stumptown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
    • Richardson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richardson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
    • Rocksdale [Calhoun County]
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      • Rocksdale [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Grantsville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocksdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocksdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocksdale

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Grantsville ...

While our initial data about Grantsville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Grantsville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Grantsville.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

Note for Grantsville:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grantsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grantsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grantsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9204, Longitude: -81.0933       In this case, the coordinates for Grantsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<5>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 Grantsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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