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Our Genealogy Helper for Oriole ...

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

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


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Oriole (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 Oriole. 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 northwest 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Oriole is historic, it would have been located within present day Preston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.

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

  DirDistance
Preston     (The home county for Oriole)
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Tunnelton   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Albright   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Barbour
  Adaland   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Union   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belington   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Audra   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Junior   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Grant
  Bayard   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Harrison
  Bridgeport   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Despard   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gore   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lost Creek   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lewis
  Jane Lew   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
  Hebron   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Mineral
  Elk Garden   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hartmansville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monongalia
  Brookhaven   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Randolph
  Montrose   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Leadsville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elkins   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Womelsdorf   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harman   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beverly   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
  Knottsville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Tucker
  Parsons   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hambleton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Davis   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Canaan Valley   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Upshur
  Gormley   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wetzel
  Hundred   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
  Luke (MD)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westernport (MD)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bloomington (MD)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grantsville (MD)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oliver (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ohiopyle (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Oriole ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oriole.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Howesville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Denver Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arthurdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cobun Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reedsville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kingwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dinkerberger Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bolyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Knotts Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Albright - St. Joe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hope Halleck United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McConkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Amnon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Current Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Deakins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lake Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Oriole ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oriole.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oriole, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oriole.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

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

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

Jessop   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oriole
 - Jessop had railroad service and no post office
 
Howesville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oriole
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Howesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Austen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Oriole
 - 1895 population of 269 people
 - Austen had a post office and railroad service
 
West End   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oriole
 - West End had railroad service and no post office
 
Tunnelton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oriole
 - 1895 population of 172 people (with 298 people in 2017)
 - Tunnelton had a post office and railroad service
 
Independence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oriole
 - 1895 population of 273 people
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oriole
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 319 people in 2017)
 - Newburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Gladesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oriole
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Gladesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Oriole
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 598 people in 2017)
 - Reedsville 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 Oriole. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oriole in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from 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 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 Oriole:

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 Preston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant 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

 
Mineral County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monongalia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tucker 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

 
Allegany County (MD):     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

 
Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Preston County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia

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 ...
      Maryland
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oriole, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oriole) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oriole. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4320, Longitude: -79.7984     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oriole have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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