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Our Genealogy Helper for Greencastle ...

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 Greencastle (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 Greencastle. 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.

Name Variations for Greencastle ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Green Castle.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 and hospitals 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.

Greencastle is located in Wirt 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 Wirt County: Calhoun, Jackson, Ritchie, Roane & Wood.

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

  • Wirt County     (The home county of Greencastle)
    • Newark [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Wirt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Freeport [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
  • Calhoun County
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
      • 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>
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
  • Doddridge County
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • 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>
    • New Milton [Doddridge County]
  • Gilmer County
    • Newberne [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberne
      • Newberne [Gilmer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberne
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Greencastle
      • 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
  • Jackson County
    • Odaville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odaville
      • Odaville [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odaville
    • Wilding [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilding
      • Wilding [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilding
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
    • Sherman [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • 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>
    • Flatwoods [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • 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>
  • Mason County
    • New Haven [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
      • New Haven [Mason County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<2>
    • Hartford City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
      • Hartford City [Mason County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City
    • Mason [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Mason County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<2>
    • Leon [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Mason County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
  • Pleasants County
    • Belmont [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • 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>
    • Hebron [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Pleasants County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
  • Ritchie County
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • 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>
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
      • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • 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>
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • 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>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • 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
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
      • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,003 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<2>
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • 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
    • Mountain [Ritchie County]
  • Roane County
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Greencastle
      • 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
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<2>
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Greencastle
      • 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
  • Tyler County
    • Plum Run [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Run
      • Plum Run [Tyler County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • 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 northeast of Greencastle
      • 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 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • 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>
    • Sistersville [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sistersville
      • Sistersville [Tyler County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sistersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sistersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sistersville<2>
    • Paden City [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden City
      • Paden City [Tyler County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paden City<2>
  • Wood County
    • Slate [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate
      • Slate [Wood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate
    • Kanawha [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha
      • Kanawha [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha
    • Mineral Acres [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Acres
      • Mineral Acres [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Acres
    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
    • Pleasant View [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Wood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Parkers Towne [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkers Towne
      • Parkers Towne [Wood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkers Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkers Towne
    • Parkersburg [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkersburg
      • Parkersburg [Wood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • 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
    • Lubeck [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lubeck
      • Lubeck [Wood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lubeck
    • Vienna [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Wood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • 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>
    • Blennerhassett [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blennerhassett
      • Blennerhassett [Wood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blennerhassett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boaz have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
  • Athens County (OH)
    • Youba [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youba
      • Youba [Athens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youba
    • Coolville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolville
      • Coolville [Athens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolville<2>
    • Vanderhoof [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanderhoof
      • Vanderhoof [Athens County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanderhoof
    • Beebe [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
      • Beebe [Athens County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beebe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beebe
    • Stewart [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewart
      • Stewart [Athens County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart
    • Guysville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guysville
      • Guysville [Athens County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guysville
    • Amesville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amesville
      • Amesville [Athens County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amesville<2>
    • Athens [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Athens County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,536 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
  • Gallia County (OH)
    • Cheshire [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire [Gallia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheshire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheshire
  • Meigs County (OH)
    • Portland [Meigs County]
    • Keno [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keno
      • Keno [Meigs County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keno
    • Spiller [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiller
      • Spiller [Meigs County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiller
    • Bashan [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bashan
      • Bashan [Meigs County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bashan
    • Dorcas [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Meigs County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
    • Racine [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<2>
    • Syracuse [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<2>
    • Pomeroy [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
      • Pomeroy [Meigs County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<2>
    • Middleport [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleport
      • Middleport [Meigs County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleport<2>
    • Rutland [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Meigs County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutland<2>
  • Monroe County (OH)
    • Graysville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
    • Antioch [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Monroe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Stafford [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
  • Morgan County (OH)
    • Chesterhill [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterhill
      • Chesterhill [Morgan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterhill<2>
    • Stockport [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockport
      • Stockport [Morgan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 483 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockport<2>
  • Noble County (OH)
    • Dexter City [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter City
      • Dexter City [Noble County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter City
  • Washington County (OH)
    • Belpre [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belpre
      • Belpre [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belpre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belpre<2>
    • Sandhill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandhill
      • Sandhill [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandhill
    • Yankeeburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yankeeburg
      • Yankeeburg [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yankeeburg
    • Marietta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,356 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<2>
    • Redbush [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbush
      • Redbush [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbush
    • Oak Grove [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Fillmore [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fillmore
      • Fillmore [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fillmore
    • Devola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devola
      • Devola [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devola
    • Barlow [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlow
      • Barlow [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlow
    • Decaturville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decaturville
      • Decaturville [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decaturville
    • Alden [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
    • Churchtown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchtown
      • Churchtown [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchtown

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

Newspapers Published in Greencastle ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Greencastle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Greencastle, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Greencastle.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Greencastle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Greencastle.

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

  • Fought Cemetery
  • Beha Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beha Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beha Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beha Cemetery
  • Beulah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Wells - Seaton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wells - Seaton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wells - Seaton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells - Seaton Cemetery
  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Vaught Chapel Cemetery
    • Kanawha Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Leachtown 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport Cemetery
    • Farr Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farr Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farr Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farr Cemetery
    • IOOF Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
    • Byrd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Byrd Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Byrd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrd Cemetery
    • Byrd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Byrd Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Byrd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrd Cemetery
    • Buckner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buckner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buckner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckner 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.<5>

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

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

  • Newark [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Wirt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Greencastle
    • 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
  • Freeport [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
    • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
    • 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
  • Walker [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
    • Walker [Wood County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walker had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
  • Leachtown [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leachtown
    • Leachtown [Wood County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leachtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leachtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leachtown
  • Slate [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate
    • Slate [Wood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Slate had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate
  • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Greencastle
    • 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<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Cisco [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
      • Cisco [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
    • Eaton [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eaton
      • Eaton [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
    • Chesterville [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterville
      • Chesterville [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chesterville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterville
    • Rusk [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
      • Rusk [Ritchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Greencastle
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rusk
    • Petroleum [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petroleum
      • Petroleum [Ritchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Greencastle
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petroleum
    • Dallison [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallison
      • Dallison [Wood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Greencastle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dallison had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallison
    • Davisville [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davisville
      • Davisville [Wood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Davisville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davisville
    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Wells
      • Mineral Wells [Wood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Greencastle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mineral Wells had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Wells<2>
    • Red Hill [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Wood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Greencastle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Greencastle ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Wirt County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Greencastle. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greencastle) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greencastle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1390, Longitude: -81.3905    
<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 Greencastle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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