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Our Genealogy Helper for Halo ...

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 Halo (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 Halo. 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 and hospitals 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.

Halo is located in Webster 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 Webster County: Braxton, Greenbrier, Lewis, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Randolph & Upshur.

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

  • Webster County     (The home county of Halo)
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<2>
    • Excelsior [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Webster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Upperglade [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperglade
      • Upperglade [Webster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upperglade
    • Erbacon [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbacon
      • Erbacon [Webster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • 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
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Halo
      • 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
    • Big Run [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
      • Big Run [Webster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Cleveland [Webster County]
  • Braxton County
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • 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>
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Halo
      • 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>
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<2>
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
    • Napier [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napier
      • Napier [Braxton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napier
    • Rollyson [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollyson
      • Rollyson [Braxton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Halo
      • 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
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie
  • Clay County
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Clay [Clay County]
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
  • Fayette County
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • 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>
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
  • Gilmer County
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Halo
      • 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
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
  • Greenbrier County
    • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Junction
      • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brushy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
      • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
    • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<2>
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<2>
  • Nicholas County
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
    • Beaver [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • 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>
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,855 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<2>
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<2>
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Halo
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
  • Pocahontas County
    • Slaty Fork [Pocahontas County]
    • Edray [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edray
      • Edray [Pocahontas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edray
    • Onoto [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onoto
      • Onoto [Pocahontas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onoto
    • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<2>
    • Buckeye [Pocahontas County]
    • Marlinton [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlinton
      • Marlinton [Pocahontas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marlinton<2>
    • Watoga [Pocahontas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watoga
      • Watoga [Pocahontas County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Halo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watoga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thorny Creek [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorny Creek
      • Thorny Creek [Pocahontas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorny Creek
    • Cass [Pocahontas County]
    • Huntersville [Pocahontas County]
    • Durbin [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Pocahontas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durbin<2>
    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
  • Randolph County
    • Monterville [Randolph County]
    • Helvetia [Randolph County]
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huttonsville
      • Huttonsville [Randolph County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huttonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huttonsville<2>
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Halo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
  • Upshur County
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsontown
      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsontown
    • Frenchton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchton
      • Frenchton [Upshur County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Halo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchton

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

Newspapers Published in Halo ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Halo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Halo, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Halo.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Halo:

  • 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 Halo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Halo.

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

  • McElwain Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McElwain Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McElwain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McElwain Cemetery
  • Handschumacher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Handschumacher Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Handschumacher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handschumacher Cemetery
  • Hoover Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoover Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover Cemetery
  • Lynch Point Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lynch Point Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lynch Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Point Cemetery
  • Woods Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woods Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woods Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Cemetery
  • Sunset Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Boggs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boggs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boggs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggs Cemetery
    • Dunlap Memorial Garden Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunlap Memorial Garden Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunlap Memorial Garden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dunlap Memorial Garden Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Halo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunlap Memorial Garden Cemetery
    • Adam Miller Cemetery
    • Black's Chapel Cemetery
    • Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Williams Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Halo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Cemetery
    • Barnett Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnett Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnett Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Barnett Family Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Halo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnett Family Cemetery
    • Russell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Russell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Russell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Russell Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Halo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Cemetery
    • Powers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Powers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Powers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Powers Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Halo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers Cemetery
    • Miller Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Halo had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Halo [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halo
    • Halo [Webster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Halo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Halo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halo
  • Welch Glade [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch Glade
    • Welch Glade [Webster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Halo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Welch Glade had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welch Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch Glade
  • Upperglade [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperglade
    • Upperglade [Webster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Halo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Upperglade had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upperglade
  • Boggs [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggs
    • Boggs [Webster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Halo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boggs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boggs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggs
  • Strouds [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strouds
    • Strouds [Webster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Strouds had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strouds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strouds
  • Addison [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
    • Addison [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Halo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Addison had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Delphi [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphi
      • Delphi [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Delphi had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delphi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delphi
    • Ralph [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ralph
      • Ralph [Webster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Halo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ralph had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ralph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ralph
    • Diana [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diana
      • Diana [Webster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Halo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Diana had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diana
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Halo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Craigsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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>
    • Bernardstown [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernardstown
      • Bernardstown [Webster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Halo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bernardstown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernardstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernardstown
    • Jumbo [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumbo
      • Jumbo [Webster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Halo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jumbo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumbo
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Halo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Birch had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch River
      • Birch River [Nicholas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Halo
      • 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>
    • Bakers Run [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakers Run
      • Bakers Run [Braxton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Halo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bakers Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakers Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakers Run

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Halo ...

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

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 Halo:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Webster County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4501, Longitude: -80.5368       In this case, the coordinates for Halo 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Halo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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