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Our Genealogical Helper for Paden City ...

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 Paden City (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Paden City. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

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

Newspapers Published in the area of Paden City ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Paden City.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Paden City. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Paden City and those printed in the larger area surrounding Paden City.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> of Paden City.

Cemeteries Near Paden City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Paden City.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

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

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Paden City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Stender Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Witten Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Van Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Van Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shriver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mehrley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Emma Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Haythorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Pauls Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elk Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Craigs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Northview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE New Hannibal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lentz Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Unity Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Archer's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Middlebourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simpson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Schupbach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bokelman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fuchs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brownsville Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Kraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Matamoras Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Friendly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Laings Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Apostolic Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Huff Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hensel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brownsville United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Salem Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Springer Grave   [Map]     
  SW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fitzsimmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Sinai Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. James Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Old Otts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McIntire Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jericho Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rings Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chapel Hill Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Monahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mylburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zesiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plainview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

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

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

Sardis (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Paden City
 - 1895 population of 299 people
 - Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
Wittens (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Paden City
 - Wittens had a post office and no railroad service
Van Camp   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Paden City
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Van Camp had a post office and no railroad service
Fly (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Paden City
 - Fly had a post office and no railroad service
Sistersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Paden City
 - 1895 population of 469 people (with 1,288 people in 2017)
 - Sistersville had a post office and railroad service
Pursley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Paden City
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Pursley had a post office and no railroad service
New Martinsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Paden City
 - 1895 population of 692 people (with 5,138 people in 2017)
 - New Martinsville had a post office and railroad service
Duffy (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Paden City
 - Duffy had a post office and no railroad service
Dairy (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Paden City
 - Dairy had a post office and no railroad service
Morton (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Paden City
 - Morton had a post office and no railroad service
Kidwell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Paden City
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Kidwell 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 Paden City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Paden City in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Paden City is primarily located in Tyler County. A portion of Paden City extends into Wetzel County.

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

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

Tyler     (The home county for Paden City)
      Sistersville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barker   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belmont (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bethesda (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barnesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morristown (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Guernsey (OH)
      Quaker City (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Senecaville (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Middlebourne (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elizabethtown (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lore City (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant City (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Easton (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluebell (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Washington (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harrison (OH)
      Harrisville (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Athens (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jefferson (OH)
      Mount Pleasant (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dungannon (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Paden City:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

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

These pages are specific to Tyler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Paden City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Paden City) 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 Paden City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Paden City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paden City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6035, Longitude: -80.9350     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paden City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Paden City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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