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Our Genealogy Helper for Groves ...

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 Groves (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 Groves. 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 northwest 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 north.

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

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

Groves is located in Clay 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 Clay County: Braxton, Calhoun, Kanawha, Nicholas & Roane.

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

  • Clay County     (The home county of Groves)
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<2>
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
  • Braxton County
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<2>
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Chapel [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
      • Chapel [Braxton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<2>
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • 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>
    • Arnett [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnett
      • Arnett [Braxton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnett
  • Calhoun County
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Groves
      • 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>
  • Fayette County
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<2>
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<2>
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<2>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<2>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<2>
  • Gilmer County
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shock
      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
    • Truebada [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truebada
      • Truebada [Gilmer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truebada
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • 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
  • Greenbrier County
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
  • Kanawha County
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<2>
    • Falling Rock [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Rock
      • Falling Rock [Kanawha County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Rock
    • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngs Bottom
      • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngs Bottom
    • Three Mile [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Mile
      • Three Mile [Kanawha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Mile
    • Elkview [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkview
      • Elkview [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • 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>
    • Pinch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinch
      • Pinch [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinch
    • Island Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Branch
      • Island Branch [Kanawha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Branch
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<2>
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
  • Nicholas County
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<2>
    • Beaver [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<2>
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Groves
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
  • Ritchie County
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Groves
      • 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
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<2>
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • 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
  • Webster County
    • Erbacon [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbacon
      • Erbacon [Webster County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erbacon
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<2>
    • Big Run [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
      • Big Run [Webster County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
    • Upperglade [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperglade
      • Upperglade [Webster County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upperglade
    • Excelsior [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Webster County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Cleveland [Webster County]

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

Newspapers Published in Groves ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Groves.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Groves, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Groves.

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 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 Groves:

  • 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 Groves ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Groves.

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

  • Duffield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Duffield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Duffield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duffield Cemetery
  • McCracken Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCracken Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCracken Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCracken Cemetery
  • Chapman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chapman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman Cemetery
  • Lyons Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lyons Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lyons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons Cemetery
  • Eagle Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eagle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Turner Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Goad Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goad Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goad Cemetery
    • Strange Creek Cemetery
    • Murphy Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murphy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bogg Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bogg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hallburg Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hallburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pt. Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pt. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chapman Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mollohan Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mollohan 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>

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

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

  • Ira [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ira
    • Ira [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Groves
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ira had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ira have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ira
  • Harrison [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
    • Harrison [Clay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Groves
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
  • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Groves
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
  • Gould [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
    • Gould [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Groves
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gould had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gould have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
  • Elmira [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira
    • Elmira [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Groves
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wattsville [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wattsville
    • Wattsville [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Groves
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wattsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lydia [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lydia
      • Lydia [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lydia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Groves
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Valley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Herold [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herold
      • Herold [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Herold had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herold
    • Twistville [Braxton County] - Historic
      • While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twistville
      • Twistville [Braxton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Groves
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Twistville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twistville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sleith [Braxton County] - Historic
      • While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleith
      • Sleith [Braxton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Groves
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Groves
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch River
      • Birch River [Nicholas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birch River<2>
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Groves
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield

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

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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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Groves) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Groves. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5562, Longitude: -80.9618       In this case, the coordinates for Groves 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 Groves, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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