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Our Genealogical Helper for Luzon ...

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 Luzon (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Luzon. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Luzon ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Luzon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Luzon, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Luzon.

Cemeteries Near Luzon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Luzon.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Archer's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Middlebourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Elk Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Witten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Van Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Van Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Simpson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stender Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mehrley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Friendly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shriver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Pauls Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Matamoras Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craigs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haythorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW West Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Emma Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Unity Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brownsville United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hensel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brownsville Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Springer Grave   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mylburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Apostolic Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bokelman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Schupbach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Northview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE New Hannibal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lentz Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

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

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

Pursley   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Luzon
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Pursley had a post office and no railroad service
Middlebourne   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Luzon
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 766 people in 2017)
 - Middlebourne had a post office and no railroad service
Kidwell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Luzon
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Kidwell had a post office and no railroad service
Adonis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Luzon
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Adonis had a post office and no railroad service
Van Camp   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Luzon
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Van Camp had a post office and no railroad service
Wittens (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Luzon
 - Wittens had a post office and no railroad service
Fly (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Luzon
 - Fly had a post office and no railroad service
Sistersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Luzon
 - 1895 population of 469 people (with 1,288 people in 2017)
 - Sistersville had a post office and railroad service
Bert   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Luzon
 - Bert had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Luzon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Luzon in the 1890's.

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

Luzon is located in Tyler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tyler County: Washington (OH), Doddridge, Monroe, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wetzel.

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

Tyler     (The home county for Luzon)
      Middlebourne   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Union   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barker   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barnesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belmont (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bethesda (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morristown (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Guernsey (OH)
      Quaker City (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Salesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Senecaville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Noble (OH)
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Tyler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Tyler County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Tyler County

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.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Tyler County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luzon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5334, Longitude: -80.9296     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Luzon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Luzon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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