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Our Genealogy Helper for Harper ...

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 Harper (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 Harper. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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

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

Harper is located in Pendleton 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 Pendleton County: Augusta (VA), Highland (VA), Rockingham (VA), Grant, Hardy, Pocahontas & Randolph.

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

  • Pendleton County     (The home county of Harper)
    • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
    • Franklin [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
    • Propstburg [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Propstburg
      • Propstburg [Pendleton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Propstburg
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
    • Onego [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
      • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onego
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
  • Barbour County
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
  • Grant County
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<2>
  • Pocahontas County
    • Thornwood [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornwood
      • Thornwood [Pocahontas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornwood
    • Frank [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frank
      • Frank [Pocahontas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frank
    • Durbin [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Pocahontas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • 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]
    • Cass [Pocahontas County]
    • Slaty Fork [Pocahontas County]
    • Huntersville [Pocahontas County]
    • Marlinton [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlinton
      • Marlinton [Pocahontas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • 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>
  • Randolph County
    • Whitmer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmer
      • Whitmer [Randolph County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmer
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<2>
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huttonsville
      • Huttonsville [Randolph County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • 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
    • Elkwater [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
      • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<2>
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<2>
    • Monterville [Randolph County]
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
  • Tucker County
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<2>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
  • Augusta County (VA)
    • Stokesville [Augusta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokesville
      • Stokesville [Augusta County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mount Solon [Augusta County]
    • Parnassus [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parnassus
      • Parnassus [Augusta County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parnassus
    • Craigsville [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Augusta County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 931 people
      • 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>
    • Verona [Augusta County]
    • Weyers Cave [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyers Cave
      • Weyers Cave [Augusta County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weyers Cave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyers Cave
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weyers Cave<2>
    • Fishersville [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishersville
      • Fishersville [Augusta County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishersville<2>
    • Greenville [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Augusta County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<2>
    • Grottoes [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grottoes
      • Grottoes [Augusta County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,860 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grottoes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grottoes<2>
  • Bath County (VA)
    • Bolar [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolar
      • Bolar [Bath County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolar
    • Burnsville [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Bath County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Warm Springs [Bath County]
    • Millboro [Bath County]
  • Harrisonburg City (VA)
    • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,016 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<2>
  • Highland County (VA)
    • Possum Trot [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Highland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Monterey [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Highland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monterey<2>
    • McDowell [Highland County]
  • Rockbridge County (VA)
    • Goshen [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Rockbridge County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<2>
  • Rockingham County (VA)
    • Briery Branch [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briery Branch
      • Briery Branch [Rockingham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briery Branch
    • Ottobine [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ottobine
      • Ottobine [Rockingham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottobine
    • Spring Creek [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Rockingham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
    • Coakley Town [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coakley Town
      • Coakley Town [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coakley Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coakley Town
    • Hinton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Bridgewater [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgewater
      • Bridgewater [Rockingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<2>
    • Dayton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<2>
    • New Erection [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Erection
      • New Erection [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Erection
    • Mount Crawford [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Crawford
      • Mount Crawford [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Crawford<2>
    • Singers Glen [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Singers Glen
      • Singers Glen [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Singers Glen
    • Cross Keys [Rockingham County]
    • Broadway [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadway
      • Broadway [Rockingham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<2>
  • Staunton City (VA)
    • Staunton [Staunton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staunton
      • Staunton [Staunton City] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,932 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staunton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Staunton<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Harper ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harper.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harper, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Harper.

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 Harper:

  • 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 Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Harper ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harper.

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

  • Totten Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Totten Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Totten Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Totten Cemetery
  • Blue Grass Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blue Grass Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blue Grass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Grass Cemetery
  • Burns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Burns Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Harper.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns Cemetery
  • Keister Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keister Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Keister Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • The Keister Cemetery is located outside and to the southwest of Brandywine.Stated another way, Keister Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keister Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2607660<5>
  • Pine Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Hill Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill Cemetery
  • Simmons Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Simmons Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Simmons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Simmons Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Harper.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmons Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Hobart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hobart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hobart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Hobart Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Harper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hobart Cemetery
    • Hinkle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hinkle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hinkle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hinkle Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinkle Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Griffin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Griffin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Griffin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Griffin Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin Cemetery
    • North Fork Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Fork Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Fork Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • North Fork Memorial Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Harper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork Memorial Cemetery
    • St. Mark Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mark Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Mark Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Mark Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Harper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mark Cemetery
    • Yeager Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yeager Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yeager Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Yeager Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Harper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeager Cemetery
    • Hauchen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hauchen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hauchen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hauchen Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Harper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hauchen Cemetery
    • Goodsell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodsell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodsell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goodsell Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Harper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodsell Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

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

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

  • New Hampden [Highland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hampden
    • New Hampden [Highland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Harper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hampden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hampden
  • Doe Hill [Highland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Hill
    • Doe Hill [Highland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Harper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 81 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Doe Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Hill
  • Dry Run [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Run
    • Dry Run [Pendleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dry Run had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Run
  • Palo Alto [Highland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palo Alto
    • Palo Alto [Highland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palo Alto had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palo Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palo Alto
  • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
    • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Harper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sugar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
  • Monterey [Highland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
    • Monterey [Highland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 165 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monterey<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Hightown [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightown
      • Hightown [Highland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hightown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hightown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightown
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circleville
      • Circleville [Pendleton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Circleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Circleville<2>
    • Franklin [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
    • McDowell [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDowell
      • McDowell [Highland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McDowell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McDowell<2>
    • Vanderpool [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanderpool
      • Vanderpool [Highland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vanderpool had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vanderpool have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanderpool
    • Meadowdale [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowdale
      • Meadowdale [Highland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Meadowdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowdale
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandywine
      • Brandywine [Pendleton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brandywine had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandywine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandywine<2>
    • Ruddle [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruddle
      • Ruddle [Pendleton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruddle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruddle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruddle
    • Osceola [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [Randolph County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Osceola had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Pendleton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harper. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harper) 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 Harper. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harper

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5194, Longitude: -79.4721    
<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 Harper, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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