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Our Genealogy Helper for Hiser ...

So far, we have found very little information about Hiser. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Hiser to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hiser, please Contact Us.


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 Hiser (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 Hiser. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Hiser is historic, it would have been located within present day Grant 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 Grant County: Garrett (MD), Hardy, Mineral, Pendleton & Tucker.

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

  • Grant County     (The home county of Hiser)
    • Dorcas [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Grant County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • 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<4>
    • Arthur [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • 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
  • Hampshire County
    • Romney [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romney
      • Romney [Hampshire County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<4>
    • Augusta [Hampshire County]
    • Yellow Spring [Hampshire County]
    • Springfield [Hampshire County]
  • Hardy County
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,418 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<4>
    • Fort Run [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Run
      • Fort Run [Hardy County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Run
    • Lost City [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost City
      • Lost City [Hardy County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<4>
    • Baker [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
      • Baker [Hardy County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
    • Wardensville [Hardy County]
  • Mineral County
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City
    • Burlington [Mineral County]
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<4>
    • New Creek [Mineral County]
    • Keyser [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
      • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<4>
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<4>
  • Pendleton County
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
    • Onego [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
      • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onego
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
    • Franklin [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<4>
    • Propstburg [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Propstburg
      • Propstburg [Pendleton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Propstburg
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
  • Preston County
    • Aurora [Preston County]
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<4>
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<4>
  • Randolph County
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • 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<4>
    • Whitmer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmer
      • Whitmer [Randolph County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmer
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • 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
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<4>
  • Tucker County
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • 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.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<4>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<4>
    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • 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<4>
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • 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
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • 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
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<4>
  • Allegany County (MD)
    • Luke [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luke
      • Luke [Allegany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luke
    • Westernport [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
      • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,726 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<4>
    • Barton [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitzmiller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kitzmiller<4>
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • 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
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<4>
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
      • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • 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
    • Swanton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Garrett County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanton<4>
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Harrisonburg City (VA)
    • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the south of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,016 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<4>
  • Page County (VA)
    • Luray [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Page County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,848 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<4>
  • Rockingham County (VA)
    • Fulks Run [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulks Run
      • Fulks Run [Rockingham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulks Run
    • Cootes Store [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cootes Store
      • Cootes Store [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cootes Store
    • Turleytown [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turleytown
      • Turleytown [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turleytown
    • Timberville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberville
      • Timberville [Rockingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,691 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberville<4>
    • Broadway [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadway
      • Broadway [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<4>
    • Cherry Grove [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Grove
      • Cherry Grove [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Grove
    • Singers Glen [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Singers Glen
      • Singers Glen [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Singers Glen
    • Plains Mill [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains Mill
      • Plains Mill [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains Mill
    • Dayton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Rockingham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<4>
    • Bridgewater [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgewater
      • Bridgewater [Rockingham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<4>
  • Shenandoah County (VA)
    • Basye-Bryce Mountain [Shenandoah County]
    • Columbia Furnace [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Furnace
      • Columbia Furnace [Shenandoah County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Hiser
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Furnace
    • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jackson
      • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson<4>
    • Edinburg [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg [Shenandoah County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,070 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<4>
    • Woodstock [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Shenandoah County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<4>
    • New Market [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
      • New Market [Shenandoah County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<4>
    • Maurertown [Shenandoah County]
    • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Brook
      • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toms Brook<4>
    • Strasburg [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Shenandoah County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Hiser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Hiser ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hiser.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hiser, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hiser.

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 helpful 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 Hiser:

  • 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 Hiser ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hiser.

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

  • South Branch Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Branch Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Branch Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Branch Memorial Gardens
  • Mt. Hebron Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hebron Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hebron Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mt. Hebron Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser.
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  • Burlington Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burlington Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burlington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Burlington Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Hiser.
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  • Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oak Hill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Hiser.
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  • Olivet Cemetery
  • Baldwin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baldwin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baldwin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Baldwin Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Hiser.
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    • Corbin Snyder Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Corbin Snyder Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Corbin Snyder Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Corbin Snyder Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Hiser.
      • Corbin Snyder Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Bennetts Run Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbin Snyder Cemetery
    • Moyers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moyers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moyers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moyers Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser.
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    • Perry Moyers Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Perry Moyers Memorial Cemetery
      • Perry Moyers Memorial Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser.
      • Perry Moyers Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Moyers Family Cemetery
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    • Crab Run Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crab Run Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crab Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crab Run Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser.
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    • Hevener Cemetery
    • Cedar Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Hill Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Hiser.
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    • Caplinger Cemetery
    • Martin Luther Lutheran Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Cemetery
      • Martin Luther Lutheran Church Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser.
      • Martin Luther Lutheran Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Phanuels Cemetery
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    • New Dale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Dale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Dale Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Hiser.
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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.

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

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

  • Petersburg [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
    • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,655 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Petersburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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<4>
  • Masonville [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masonville
    • Masonville [Grant County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Masonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masonville
  • Pansy [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansy
    • Pansy [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Hiser
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pansy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pansy
  • Seemly [Grant County] - Historic
    • While Seemly was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seemly
    • Seemly [Grant County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Hiser
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Seemly had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seemly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Seymourville [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seymourville
    • Seymourville [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Seymourville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seymourville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymourville
  • Arthur [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arthur had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
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    • Peru [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Hardy County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Hiser
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Peru had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Jordan Run [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan Run
      • Jordan Run [Grant County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Hiser
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Run
    • Hopeville [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
      • Hopeville [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Hiser
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeville
    • Maysville [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 208 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Hiser
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 495 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,418 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<4>
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Hiser
      • 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
    • Lahmansville [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lahmansville
      • Lahmansville [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Hiser
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lahmansville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lahmansville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lahmansville
    • Kline [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kline
      • Kline [Pendleton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Hiser
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kline had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kline have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kline
    • Mathias [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathias
      • Mathias [Hardy County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Hiser
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mathias had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathias have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathias
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathias<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hiser ...

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

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 Hiser. See our Misc Page for Hiser for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Grant County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hiser, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hiser) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hiser. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9626, Longitude: -79.1153       In this case, the coordinates for Hiser have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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