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Our Genealogy Helper for Oceana ...

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 Oceana (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 Oceana. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Oceana is located in Wyoming 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 Wyoming County: Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo & Raleigh.

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

  • Wyoming County     (The home county of Oceana)
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Clear Fork [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Fork
      • Clear Fork [Wyoming County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Fork
    • Sun Hill [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Hill
      • Sun Hill [Wyoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Hill
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Keyrock [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyrock
      • Keyrock [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyrock
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
    • Mullensville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullensville
      • Mullensville [Wyoming County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullensville
    • Stoneville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Cub City [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub City
      • Cub City [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub City
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
  • Boone County
    • Rocklick [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklick
      • Rocklick [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocklick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklick
    • Greenwood [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Bald Knob [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Knob
      • Bald Knob [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Knob
    • Barrett [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrett
      • Barrett [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrett
    • Pondco [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondco
      • Pondco [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pondco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pondco
    • Lindytown [Boone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindytown
      • Lindytown [Boone County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
    • Bim [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bim
      • Bim [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bim
    • Twilight [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight
      • Twilight [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight
    • Stark [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark
      • Stark [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stark
    • Bandytown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bandytown
      • Bandytown [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bandytown
    • Cazy [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cazy
      • Cazy [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cazy
    • Kohlsaat [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kohlsaat
      • Kohlsaat [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kohlsaat
  • Fayette County
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Kilsyth [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilsyth
      • Kilsyth [Fayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilsyth
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<3>
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<3>
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<3>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
  • Kanawha County
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
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      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<3>
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<3>
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
  • Lincoln County
    • Harts [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
      • Harts [Lincoln County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harts<3>
  • Logan County
    • Mallory [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Logan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Mineral City [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral City
      • Mineral City [Logan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral City
    • Wylo [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylo
      • Wylo [Logan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylo
    • Accoville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accoville
      • Accoville [Logan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accoville
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Omar [Logan County]
    • Stirrat [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stirrat
      • Stirrat [Logan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stirrat
    • Switzer [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Switzer
      • Switzer [Logan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Switzer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Switzer
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
    • Peach Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Creek
      • Peach Creek [Logan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Creek
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<3>
  • McDowell County
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Wilmore [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmore
      • Wilmore [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmore
    • Welch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<3>
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<3>
    • Iaeger [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iaeger
      • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger
    • Big Four [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Four
      • Big Four [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Four
    • Union City [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Wyoming City [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming City
      • Wyoming City [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyoming City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming City
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<3>
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<3>
    • Panther [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther
      • Panther [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther
  • Mercer County
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<3>
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,505 people
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    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
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    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
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  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Baisden [Mingo County]
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
      • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wharncliffe [Mingo County]
    • Pie [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pie
      • Pie [Mingo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
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    • Musick [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Musick
      • Musick [Mingo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
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    • Red Jacket [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Jacket
      • Red Jacket [Mingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Jacket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Thacker [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thacker
      • Thacker [Mingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
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    • Blackberry City [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackberry City
      • Blackberry City [Mingo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackberry City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Matewan [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matewan
      • Matewan [Mingo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matewan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Delbarton [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delbarton
      • Delbarton [Mingo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delbarton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Williamson [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Mingo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,616 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Raleigh County
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Naoma [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naoma
      • Naoma [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naoma
    • Stickney [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
    • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
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    • Zada [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zada
      • Zada [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zada
    • Slab Fork [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab Fork
      • Slab Fork [Raleigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Oceana
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    • Montcoal [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcoal
      • Montcoal [Raleigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
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    • Helen [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
      • Helen [Raleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Oceana
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    • Tolleys [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleys
      • Tolleys [Raleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Oceana
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    • Eastgulf [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastgulf
      • Eastgulf [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Oceana
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    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
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  • Summers County
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<3>
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
  • Pike County (KY)
    • Majestic [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majestic
      • Majestic [Pike County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majestic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stopover [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stopover
      • Stopover [Pike County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stopover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Freeburn [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeburn
      • Freeburn [Pike County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
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    • McCarr [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCarr
      • McCarr [Pike County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCarr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Phelps [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Pike County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phelps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belfry [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfry
      • Belfry [Pike County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belfry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Williamson [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Williamson
      • South Williamson [Pike County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Canada [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada
      • Canada [Pike County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sidney [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
      • Sidney [Pike County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Buchanan County (VA)
    • Kelsa [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelsa
      • Kelsa [Buchanan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
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    • Grundy [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grundy
      • Grundy [Buchanan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grundy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grundy<3>
    • Vansant [Buchanan County]
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
      • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Oceana ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oceana.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Oceana. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Oceana and those printed in the larger area surrounding Oceana.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km] of Oceana.

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 Oceana:

  • 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 Kentucky
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Oceana ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oceana.

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

  • Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
  • Brown - Browning Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown - Browning Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown - Browning Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown - Browning Cemetery
  • Glen Fork Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glen Fork Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glen Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Fork Cemetery
  • Milty T Morgan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Milty T Morgan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Milty T Morgan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Milty T Morgan Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Oceana.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milty T Morgan Cemetery
  • Cook Cemetery
  • Elk Trace Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elk Trace Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elk Trace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elk Trace Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Oceana.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Trace Cemetery
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    • Cline Cemetery
    • Frye Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Frye Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Frye Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Frye Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frye Cemetery
    • Harvey-Toler Cemetery
    • Workman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Workman Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Workman Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Workman Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Oceana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Workman Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2490968<4>
    • Bailey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bailey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bailey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bailey Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Cemetery
    • Claypool Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Claypool Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Claypool Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Claypool Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Oceana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claypool Cemetery
    • Browning Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Browning Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Browning Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Browning Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oceana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning Cemetery
    • Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oceana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery
    • Webb Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Webb Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Webb Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Webb Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Oceana had a population of 275 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Oceana had a population of 1,195 people.

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

  • Oceana [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
    • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oceana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 275 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>
  • Jesse [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jesse
    • Jesse [Wyoming County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jesse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jesse
  • Sun Hill [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Hill
    • Sun Hill [Wyoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Hill
  • Crany [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crany
    • Crany [Wyoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crany had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crany
  • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oceana
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
  • Rock View [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock View
    • Rock View [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock View
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    • Lincoln [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Saulsville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saulsville
      • Saulsville [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oceana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saulsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saulsville
    • McGraws [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGraws
      • McGraws [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oceana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGraws have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGraws
    • Newfound [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfound
      • Newfound [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oceana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfound
    • Hanover [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oceana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Bald Knob [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Knob
      • Bald Knob [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Oceana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Knob
    • Redbird [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbird
      • Redbird [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oceana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbird
    • Christian [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian
      • Christian [Logan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Oceana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Christian had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oceana ...

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

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 Oceana:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Oceana in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Oceana for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oceana. 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- Oceana) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oceana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OceanaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oceana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6920, Longitude: -81.6286    
<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>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.
<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>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 Oceana, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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