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Our Genealogy Helper for Harpertown ...

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 Harpertown (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 Harpertown. 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 hospitals 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.

Harpertown 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 Harpertown. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Harpertown:

  • Randolph County     (The home county of Harpertown)
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<2>
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Tigheville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigheville
      • Tigheville [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigheville
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<2>
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<2>
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
    • Whitmer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmer
      • Whitmer [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmer
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huttonsville
      • Huttonsville [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huttonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huttonsville<2>
  • Barbour County
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<2>
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalamazoo
      • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
    • Audra [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audra
      • Audra [Barbour County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audra
    • Union [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Barbour County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<2>
    • Wellington Heights [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington Heights
      • Wellington Heights [Barbour County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington Heights
    • Elk City [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk City
      • Elk City [Barbour County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk City
    • Adaland [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaland
      • Adaland [Barbour County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaland
    • Berryburg [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryburg
      • Berryburg [Barbour County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryburg
  • Grant County
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<2>
  • Harrison County
    • Lost Creek [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Harrison County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • Anmoore [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anmoore
      • Anmoore [Harrison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<2>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<2>
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • West Milford [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Milford
      • West Milford [Harrison County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Milford
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
      • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<2>
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinnston
      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<2>
    • Lumberport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberport
      • Lumberport [Harrison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberport
  • Lewis County
    • Garton Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garton Village
      • Garton Village [Lewis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garton Village
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<2>
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<2>
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]
  • Marion County
    • Whitehall [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
      • Whitehall [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
  • Pendleton County
    • Onego [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
      • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onego
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
    • Franklin [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
  • Pocahontas County
    • Thornwood [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornwood
      • Thornwood [Pocahontas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornwood
    • Durbin [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Pocahontas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durbin<2>
    • Frank [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frank
      • Frank [Pocahontas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frank
    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
    • Cass [Pocahontas County]
    • Slaty Fork [Pocahontas County]
  • Preston County
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<2>
    • Aurora [Preston County]
    • Newburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Preston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<2>
    • Tunnelton [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelton
      • Tunnelton [Preston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunnelton<2>
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<2>
    • Arthurdale [Preston County]
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<2>
    • Albright [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
      • Albright [Preston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<2>
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<2>
  • Taylor County
    • Sandy [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Taylor County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stone House [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone House
      • Stone House [Taylor County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Yates [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Taylor County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<2>
    • Fetterman [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fetterman
      • Fetterman [Taylor County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fetterman
  • Tucker County
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<2>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Harpertown
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<2>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<2>
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<2>
  • Upshur County
    • Gormley [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gormley
      • Gormley [Upshur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gormley
    • Excelsior [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Upshur County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
      • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<2>
    • Abbott [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Upshur County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Hoover Town [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover Town
      • Hoover Town [Upshur County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover Town
    • Frenchton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchton
      • Frenchton [Upshur County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchton
    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsontown
      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsontown
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
  • Webster County
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
      • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Highland County (VA)
    • Monterey [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Highland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monterey<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Harpertown ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harpertown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harpertown, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Harpertown.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Harpertown:

  • 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 Harpertown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harpertown.

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

  • Little Arlington Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Arlington Cemetery
    • The Little Arlington Cemetery is located outside and to the east of Leadsville.
    • Little Arlington Cemetery has also been known as:
    • American Legion Little Arlington Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Arlington Cemetery
  • Maplewood Cemetery
  • St. Brendens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Brendens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Brendens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Brendens Cemetery
  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • IOOF Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Elkins Memorial Gardens
    • Odd Fellows Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Coffman Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coffman Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Coffman Chapel Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffman Chapel Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2427278<5>
  • Mountain State Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain State Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain State Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain State Memorial Gardens
  • Continue List ...
    • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Beverly Cemetery
    • Mt. Iser Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Iser Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Iser Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Iser Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Harpertown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Iser Cemetery
    • Elliott Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elliott Cemetery
      • Elliott Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliott Cemetery
    • Old Rights Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Rights Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Rights Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Rights Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Rights Cemetery
    • Coffman / Harding Cemetery
    • Stalnaker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stalnaker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stalnaker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stalnaker Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Harpertown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stalnaker Cemetery
    • Leading Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leading Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leading Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Leading Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leading Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery
    • Durrett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Durrett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Durrett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Durrett Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durrett 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 Harpertown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Harpertown.

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

  • Leadsville [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
    • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leadsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
  • Elkins [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
    • Elkins [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Harpertown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 737 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elkins had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<2>
  • Gilman [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
    • Gilman [Randolph County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gilman had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
  • Whyte [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whyte
    • Whyte [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whyte had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whyte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whyte
  • Kerens [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerens
    • Kerens [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kerens had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kerens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerens
  • Faulkner [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faulkner
    • Faulkner [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Harpertown
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faulkner
  • Continue List ...
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Harpertown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 343 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Beverly had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<2>
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 450 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belington had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<2>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montrose had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Huffman [Barbour County] - Historic
      • While Huffman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Barbour County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Run [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Run
      • Pleasant Run [Tucker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harpertown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pleasant Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Run
    • Talbott [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talbott
      • Talbott [Barbour County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Talbott had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talbott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talbott
    • Alpena [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpena
      • Alpena [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Harpertown
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
    • Flora [Barbour County] - Historic
      • While Flora was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Barbour County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Flora had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harpertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9393, Longitude: -79.8387       In this case, the coordinates for Harpertown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Harpertown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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