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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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Harper is located in Raleigh 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 Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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:

  • Raleigh County     (The home county of Harper)
    • Old Mill Village [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Mill Village
      • Old Mill Village [Raleigh County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Mill Village
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • MacArthur [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for MacArthur
      • MacArthur [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for MacArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on MacArthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for MacArthur<3>
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<3>
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Glen White [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen White
      • Glen White [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen White
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Tolleys [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleys
      • Tolleys [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleys
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
  • Boone County
    • Janie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
      • Janie [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Former name for Janie:
      • Mordue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janie
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<3>
    • Elk Run Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Run Junction
      • Elk Run Junction [Boone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Junction
    • Greenwood [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Boone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Lindytown [Boone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindytown
      • Lindytown [Boone County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Harper
    • Rocklick [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklick
      • Rocklick [Boone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocklick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklick
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<3>
    • Twilight [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight
      • Twilight [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight
    • Bald Knob [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Knob
      • Bald Knob [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Knob
    • Bandytown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bandytown
      • Bandytown [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bandytown
    • Barrett [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrett
      • Barrett [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrett
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Pondco [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondco
      • Pondco [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pondco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pondco
  • Fayette County
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Harvey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell Knob
      • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sewell Knob. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Sewell Knob has also been known as:
      • Swell Knob
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<3>
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<3>
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
  • Greenbrier County
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<3>
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
  • Kanawha County
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<3>
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<3>
  • Logan County
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Heights
    • Omar [Logan County]
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<3>
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
  • McDowell County
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<3>
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<3>
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<3>
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • Welch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<3>
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Iaeger [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iaeger
      • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger
  • Mercer County
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
    • Montcalm [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcalm
      • Montcalm [Mercer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montcalm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcalm
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<3>
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<3>
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Baisden [Mingo County]
  • Monroe County
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<3>
  • Nicholas County
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
  • Summers County
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<3>
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
  • Wyoming County
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>
    • Mullensville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullensville
      • Mullensville [Wyoming County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullensville
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Clear Fork [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Fork
      • Clear Fork [Wyoming County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Fork
    • Stoneville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Wyoming County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<3>
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<3>
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>

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 13 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 6 miles [9.7 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 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.

  • Aliff Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aliff Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Aliff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliff Cemetery
  • Davis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Davis Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Davis Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis Cemetery
  • Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Mt. TaborCemetery
  • Calfee Cemetery
  • Daniel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daniel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daniel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Snuffer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snuffer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snuffer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snuffer Cemetery
    • Miller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Park
    • Turner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Turner Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #80138<5>
    • Clay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clay Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Cemetery
    • Harper Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harper Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harper Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper Cemetery
    • Tulliver Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tulliver Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tulliver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulliver Cemetery
    • Clay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clay Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay 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.

  • Lester [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
    • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
  • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
  • Matville [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matville
    • Matville [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 9 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Matville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matville
  • Cirtsville [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cirtsville
    • Cirtsville [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Harper
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cirtsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cirtsville
  • Pemberton [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pemberton
    • Pemberton [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pemberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pemberton
  • Roseville [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
    • Roseville [Fayette County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Harper
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daniels<3>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
    • Clear Creek [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Creek
      • Clear Creek [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Creek
    • Redbird [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbird
      • Redbird [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbird
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Spring
      • Shady Spring [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shady Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shady Spring<3>
    • Crow [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow
      • Crow [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow
    • Grandview [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Prince [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prince
      • Prince [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prince had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prince
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prince<3>
    • Dry Creek [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Creek
      • Dry Creek [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Harper
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek

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.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Harper ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Raleigh 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' (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- 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 for your convenience: 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: 37.7987, Longitude: -81.2612    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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