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Our Genealogical Helper for Peeltree ...

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 Peeltree (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 Peeltree. 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 Peeltree ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Peeltree.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Peeltree, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Peeltree.

Cemeteries Near Peeltree ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Peeltree.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Old Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gnatty Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oreslip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Oakington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Reger Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rohrbough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Astor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Jesse Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McDermott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Redabaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Audra Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Pitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  WNW Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Laurel Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Heavner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Oldaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Drain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Straley 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.<4>

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

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

Overfield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Peeltree
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Overfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romines Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Peeltree
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Romines Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Johnstown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Peeltree
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Johnstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruraldale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Peeltree
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Ruraldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pecks Run   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Peeltree
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Pecks Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elk City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Peeltree
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Elk City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pepper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Peeltree
 - Pepper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Craigmoor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Peeltree
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Craigmoor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Peeltree
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Rockford 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 Peeltree. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Peeltree 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Peeltree is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Harrison, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker & Upshur.

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

  DirectionDistance
Barbour     (The home county for Peeltree)
      Elk City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Doddridge
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Harrison
      Lost Creek   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Despard   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gore   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Lewis
      Jane Lew   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Marion
      Whitehall   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Monongalia
      Smithtown   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Granville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Osage   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Star City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Preston
      Newburg   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Albright   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harman   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Tucker
      Parsons   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Davis   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tyler
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Upshur
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Webster
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Wetzel
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Peeltree:

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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia 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    
Ritchie 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    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Barbour County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Barbour 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 Diaster Stories for ...
      Maryland
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Peeltree. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peeltree. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1295, Longitude: -80.2106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peeltree 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>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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<4>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 Peeltree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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