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Our Genealogy Helper for Harperton ...

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 Harperton (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 Harperton. 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.

Harperton is located in Randolph 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 Randolph County: Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Tucker, Upshur & Webster.

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

  • Randolph County     (The home county of Harperton)
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<3>
    • Whitmer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmer
      • Whitmer [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmer
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<3>
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<3>
    • Tigheville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigheville
      • Tigheville [Randolph County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigheville
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huttonsville
      • Huttonsville [Randolph County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huttonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huttonsville<3>
  • Barbour County
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<3>
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalamazoo
      • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>
  • Grant County
    • Dorcas [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
    • Arthur [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Grant County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
  • Hardy County
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,418 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<3>
    • Lost City [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost City
      • Lost City [Hardy County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Harperton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<3>
  • Mineral County
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<3>
  • Pendleton County
    • Onego [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
      • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onego
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
    • Franklin [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
    • Propstburg [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Propstburg
      • Propstburg [Pendleton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Propstburg
    • Harper [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Pendleton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
  • Pocahontas County
    • Thornwood [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornwood
      • Thornwood [Pocahontas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornwood
    • Frank [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frank
      • Frank [Pocahontas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frank
    • Durbin [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Pocahontas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durbin<3>
    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
  • Preston County
    • Aurora [Preston County]
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<3>
    • Tunnelton [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelton
      • Tunnelton [Preston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunnelton<3>
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<3>
    • Newburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Preston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<3>
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<3>
  • Tucker County
    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • 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<3>
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<3>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<3>
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<3>
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
  • Upshur County
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
      • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<3>
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red House
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
      • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<3>
    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitzmiller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kitzmiller<3>
    • Swanton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Garrett County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanton<3>
  • Highland County (VA)
    • Possum Trot [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Highland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Harperton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Monterey [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Highland County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Harperton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monterey<3>
    • McDowell [Highland County]
  • Shenandoah County (VA)

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

Newspapers Published in Harperton ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harperton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harperton, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Harperton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Harperton:

  • 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 Maryland
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Harperton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harperton.

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

  • Flanagan Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flanagan Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flanagan Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flanagan Memorial Cemetery
  • Kerns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kerns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kerns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerns Cemetery
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laurel Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laurel Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laurel Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Flanagan Hill Cemetery
  • Teter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Teter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Teter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Teter Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teter Cemetery
  • White Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • White Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Harperton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Buena Chapel 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Simmons Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Harperton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmons 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • North Fork Memorial Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Harperton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork Memorial Cemetery
    • Cortland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cortland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cortland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cortland Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Harperton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortland 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Burns Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Harperton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns Cemetery
    • Fansler Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fansler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fansler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fansler Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fansler Cemetery
    • McNeely Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McNeely Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McNeely Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McNeely Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNeely Cemetery
    • Collett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Collett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Collett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Collett Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton.
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    • Goff Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goff Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goff 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 Harperton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Harperton.

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

  • Dryfork [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryfork
    • Dryfork [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dryfork had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryfork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dryfork<3>
  • Job [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Job
    • Job [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Job had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Job have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Job
  • Macksville [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macksville
    • Macksville [Pendleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Harperton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Macksville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macksville
  • Alpena [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpena
    • Alpena [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alpena had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
  • Hopeville [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
    • Hopeville [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Harperton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeville
  • Cortland [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortland
    • Cortland [Tucker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Harperton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cortland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortland
  • Continue List ...
    • Faulkner [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faulkner
      • Faulkner [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Harperton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Faulkner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faulkner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faulkner
    • Upper Tract [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Tract
      • Upper Tract [Pendleton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Harperton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Upper Tract had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Tract have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Tract
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upper Tract<3>
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Harperton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brushy Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
    • Glady [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glady
      • Glady [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glady had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glady<3>
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hendricks had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Pettit [Randolph County] - Historic
      • While Pettit was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pettit
      • Pettit [Randolph County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harperton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pettit had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Osceola [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [Randolph County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Harperton
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circleville
      • Circleville [Pendleton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Harperton
      • 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<3>
    • Jordan Run [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan Run
      • Jordan Run [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Harperton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jordan Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Run

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Harperton ...

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

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.

The GNIS database contains an entry for Harperton. See our Misc Page for Harperton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harperton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harperton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harperton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9021, Longitude: -79.4867       In this case, the coordinates for Harperton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Harperton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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