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Our Genealogy Helper for Hemlock ...

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 Hemlock (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 Hemlock. 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 hospitals 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.

Hemlock is located in Upshur 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 Upshur County: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph & Webster.

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

  • Upshur County     (The home county of Hemlock)
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsontown
      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsontown
    • Excelsior [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Upshur County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Hoover Town [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover Town
      • Hoover Town [Upshur County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover Town
    • Gormley [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gormley
      • Gormley [Upshur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gormley
    • Abbott [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Upshur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Frenchton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchton
      • Frenchton [Upshur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchton
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
      • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<3>
  • Barbour County
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • 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
    • Audra [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audra
      • Audra [Barbour County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audra
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<3>
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Union [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Barbour County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Elk City [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk City
      • Elk City [Barbour County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk City
    • Wellington Heights [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington Heights
      • Wellington Heights [Barbour County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington Heights
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>
    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalamazoo
      • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
    • Berryburg [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryburg
      • Berryburg [Barbour County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryburg
    • Adaland [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaland
      • Adaland [Barbour County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaland
  • Braxton County
    • Napier [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napier
      • Napier [Braxton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napier
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<3>
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
    • Rollyson [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollyson
      • Rollyson [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollyson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollyson
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<3>
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<3>
  • Gilmer County
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<3>
  • Harrison County
    • Lost Creek [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Harrison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • West Milford [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Milford
      • West Milford [Harrison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Milford
    • Anmoore [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anmoore
      • Anmoore [Harrison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<3>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • 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 north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<3>
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
      • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<3>
    • Bristol [Harrison County]
  • Lewis County
    • Garton Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garton Village
      • Garton Village [Lewis County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garton Village
    • Cox Town [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox Town
      • Cox Town [Lewis County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cox Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Town
    • Smith Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Village
      • Smith Village [Lewis County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Village
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<3>
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<3>
    • Westfield [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Lewis County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Camden [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Lewis County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]
  • Nicholas County
  • Pendleton County
  • Pocahontas County
    • Durbin [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Pocahontas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • 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>
    • Frank [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frank
      • Frank [Pocahontas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frank
    • Slaty Fork [Pocahontas County]
    • Thornwood [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornwood
      • Thornwood [Pocahontas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornwood
    • Cass [Pocahontas County]
    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
    • Marlinton [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlinton
      • Marlinton [Pocahontas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marlinton<3>
  • Randolph County
    • Helvetia [Randolph County]
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huttonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huttonsville<3>
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • 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
    • Elkwater [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
      • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<3>
    • Monterville [Randolph County]
    • Tigheville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigheville
      • Tigheville [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigheville
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<3>
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
  • Taylor County
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • 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 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
  • Tucker County
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<3>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • 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
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • 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
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • 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>
  • Webster County
    • Cleveland [Webster County]
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Big Run [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
      • Big Run [Webster County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
    • Excelsior [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Webster County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Erbacon [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbacon
      • Erbacon [Webster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erbacon
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<3>
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
  • Highland County (VA)
    • Monterey [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Highland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • 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>

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

Newspapers Published in Hemlock ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hemlock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hemlock, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hemlock.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

  • 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 Hemlock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hemlock.

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

  • Mt. Olive Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Maher Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Simmons Cemetery
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    • 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.
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  • Chapel Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brooks Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brooks Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pine Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Long Run Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Long Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lanham Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lanham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alton Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ross Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tenmile Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tenmile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marple Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marple Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pleasant Dale Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Dale Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock.
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    • Helvetia Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Helvetia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Helvetia Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock.
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    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock.
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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.<5>

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

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

  • Hemlock [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock
    • Hemlock [Upshur County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Palace Valley [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palace Valley
    • Palace Valley [Upshur County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palace Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alton [Upshur County]
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    • Alton [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alexander [Upshur County]
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    • Alexander [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alexander had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Selbyville [Upshur County]
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    • Selbyville [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Queens [Upshur County]
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    • Queens [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Queens had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Helvetia [Randolph County]
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      • Helvetia [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helvetia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helvetia<3>
    • Sellers [Upshur County] - Historic
      • While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Upshur County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cassity [Randolph County]
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      • Cassity [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Huff [Randolph County] - Historic
      • While Huff was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff
      • Huff [Randolph County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Huff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kedron [Upshur County]
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      • Kedron [Upshur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kedron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Evergreen [Upshur County]
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      • Evergreen [Upshur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Canaan [Upshur County]
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      • Canaan [Upshur County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan
    • Holly Grove [Upshur County]
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      • Holly Grove [Upshur County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tallmansville [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallmansville
      • Tallmansville [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallmansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallmansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallmansville<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hemlock ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Hemlock:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hemlock. 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 from Point A (ie- Hemlock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hemlock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7840, Longitude: -80.1404       In this case, the coordinates for Hemlock 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>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 Hemlock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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