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Our Genealogical Helper for Park Hills ...

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 Park Hills (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 Park Hills. 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 Park Hills ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Park Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Park Hills, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Park Hills.

Cemeteries Near Park Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Park Hills.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Monongalia County Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Lawnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Crichfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Beverly Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nuce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Everley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Ft. Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lazzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garlow Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Dents Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Jennewine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Pt. Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liming Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lough - Teagarden - Cordray Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Everly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Furman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cagey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wolfs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barrackman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Linton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lemley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N South Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Monongahela Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mason Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Price 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 Park Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Park Hills.

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

Easton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Park Hills
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Randall   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Park Hills
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Point   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Park Hills
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maidsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Park Hills
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Maidsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uffington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Park Hills
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Uffington had a post office and railroad service
 
Dellslow   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Park Hills
 - Dellslow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stewartstown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Park Hills
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Stewartstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowlby   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Park Hills
 - Bowlby 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 Park Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Park Hills 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 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.

Park Hills is located in Monongalia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monongalia County: Fayette (PA), Greene (PA), Marion, Preston, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

  DirectionDistance
Monongalia     (The home county for Park Hills)
      Morgantown   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Westover   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Granville   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Star City   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Osage   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Barbour
      Adaland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grant
      Bayard   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Harrison
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Cameron   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Preston
      Masontown   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Albright   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Randolph
      Montrose   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
      Fetterman   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Tucker
      Parsons   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wetzel
      Hundred   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barker   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oliver (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
      Ursina (PA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Confluence (PA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Deemston (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centerville (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      California (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Daisytown (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coal Center (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Allenport (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scenery Hill (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Speers (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stockdale (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Westmoreland (PA)
      North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monessen (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithton (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scottdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Newton (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Pleasant (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Park Hills:

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 Monongalia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant 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    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Westmoreland County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6473, Longitude: -79.9473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Park Hills 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Park Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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