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Oreide, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Oreide ...

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 Oreide (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 Oreide. 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.

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.

Oreide is located in Taylor County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Taylor County: Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia & Preston.

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

Taylor     (The home county for Oreide)
  Flemington   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Fetterman   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Audra   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belington   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Junior   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Union   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Despard   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gore   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Albright   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Womelsdorf   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Leadsville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elkins   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beverly   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hambleton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bane   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Barker   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Martinsville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Oreide ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oreide.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Oreide covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Virginia National Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Astor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grafton National Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grafton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Bluemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Oreide ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oreide.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oreide, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oreide.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Oreide had a population of 22 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Boothsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Oreide
 - 1895 population of 223 people
 - Boothsville had a post office and no railroad service
Meadland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oreide
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Meadland had a post office and no railroad service
McGee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Oreide
 - McGee had a post office and no railroad service
Eldora   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Oreide
 - Eldora had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oreide
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oreide
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 8,635 people in 2017)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Bentons Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oreide
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oreide
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Enterprise had a post office and railroad service
Shinnston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oreide
 - 1895 population of 403 people (with 2,129 people in 2017)
 - Shinnston had a post office and railroad service
Everson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oreide
 - Everson 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 Oreide. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oreide in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Oreide:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Taylor County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Taylor County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Taylor 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oreide ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

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

Notes for Oreide:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Taylor County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oreide. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3612, Longitude: -80.1998     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oreide have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Oreide, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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