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Our Genealogical Helper for Peewee ...

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 Peewee (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 Peewee. 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 Peewee ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Peewee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Peewee, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Peewee.

Cemeteries Near Peewee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Peewee.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cranesnest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gridley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Two Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mayberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gaites Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Archer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gates Ridge EUB Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Mt. Solon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Two Ripple Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beauchamp - Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lowdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Redbush Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rector Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Central Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rankin 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Peewee had a population of 97 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Zackville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Peewee
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Zackville had a post office and no railroad service
Garfield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Peewee
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Garfield had a post office and no railroad service
McClain   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Peewee
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - McClain had a post office and no railroad service
LeRoy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Peewee
 - LeRoy had a post office and no railroad service
Seaman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Peewee
 - Seaman had a post office and no railroad service
Windy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Peewee
 - Windy had a post office and no railroad service
Liverpool   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Peewee
 - Liverpool had a post office and no railroad service
Reedy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Peewee
 - Reedy had a post office and no railroad service
Lucile   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Peewee
 - Lucile had a post office and railroad service
Wiseburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Peewee
 - Wiseburg had a post office and no railroad service
Lockhart   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Peewee
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Lockhart 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 Peewee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Peewee 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.

Peewee is located in Wirt County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wirt County: Calhoun, Jackson, Ritchie, Roane & Wood.

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

Wirt     (The home county for Peewee)
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baden   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mason   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Peewee:

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 Wirt County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Peewee ...

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

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 Peewee:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Peewee.
      See our Misc Page for Peewee for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Wirt County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Peewee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peewee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peewee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9627, Longitude: -81.4916     [Map].

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

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