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Our Genealogy Helper for Pettit Heights ...

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 Pettit Heights (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 Pettit Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Pettit Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Pettit Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pettit Heights: Pettit Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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 and 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.

Pettit Heights is located in Brooke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Brooke County: Jefferson (OH), Washington (PA), Hancock & Ohio.

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

  DirDistance
Brooke     (The home county for Pettit Heights)
  Beech Bottom   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Dutch Town   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Shank Town   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Wellsburg   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Windsor Heights   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bethany   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Follansbee   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hooverson Heights   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Hancock
  Weirton   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Cumberland   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fairhaven   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Chester   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Newell   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lawrenceville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Marshall
  Benwood   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  McMechen   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Glen Dale   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Moundsville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kent   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Ohio
  West Liberty   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Clearview   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Valley Grove   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wheeling   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Triadelphia   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bethlehem   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Wetzel
  Littleton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
  Yorkville (OH)   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brookside (OH)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Barton (OH)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Blaine (OH)   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bellaire (OH)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Blainesville (OH)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Neffs (OH)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Shadyside (OH)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Flushing (OH)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
 
Carroll (OH)
  Leesville (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Carrollton (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dellroy (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sherrodsville (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valleyview (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Atwood Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Columbiana (OH)
  Wellsville (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  East Liverpool (OH)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  La Croft (OH)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Salineville (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Calcutta (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Glenmoor (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Point (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Summitville (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lisbon (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rogers (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kensington (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hanoverton (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Guernsey (OH)
  Fairview (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Londonderry (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Quaker City (OH)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Middlebourne (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Harrison (OH)
  Adena (OH)   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Blairmont (OH)   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Harrisville (OH)   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hopedale (OH)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Narva (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Cadiz (OH)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Athens (OH)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jewett (OH)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Scio (OH)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Deersville (OH)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bowerston (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Feed Springs (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Jefferson (OH)
  Brilliant (OH)   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  New Alexandria (OH)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Highland City (OH)   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rayland (OH)   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Tiltonsville (OH)   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Valley Glen (OH)   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dillonvale (OH)   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Olszeski Town (OH)   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Smithfield (OH)   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Steubenville (OH)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mount Pleasant (OH)   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
  Clarington (OH)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beallsville (OH)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wilson (OH)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Noble (OH)
  Batesville (OH)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscarawas (OH)
  West Chester (OH)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dennison (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Uhrichsville (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Allegheny (PA)
  Noblestown (PA)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oakdale (PA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Morgan (PA)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bridgeville (PA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Upper Saint Clair (PA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Heidelberg (PA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mount Lebanon (PA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carnegie (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Coraopolis (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pennsbury Village (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bethel Park (PA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crafton (PA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Beaver (PA)
  Frankfort Springs (PA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harshaville (PA)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hookstown (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Georgetown (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glasgow (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Midland (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shippingport (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gringo (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Industry (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crestmont Village (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Sheffield (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Heights (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
  Luzerne (PA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Newell (PA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greene (PA)
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington (PA)
  Independence (PA)   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  West Middletown (PA)   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  West Alexander (PA)   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Coon Island (PA)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Claysville (PA)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Burgettstown (PA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wolfdale (PA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Green Hills (PA)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Washington (PA)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Midway (PA)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bentleyville (PA)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Westmoreland (PA)
  Monessen (PA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pettit Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pettit Heights.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Everson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Buckingham Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Indian Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE West Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brooke Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Short Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Lower Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Georges Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tent Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Adelbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Upland Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oaklawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Cross Creek Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Highland Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Northern Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smithfield Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Short Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Seceder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scotch Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gregg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parkview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McIntyre AME Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hicksite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wintersville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Allegheny Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Hupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West End Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bnai Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holy Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Pettit Heights ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pettit Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pettit Heights, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pettit Heights.

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 Pettit Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pettit Heights.

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

Beech Bottom   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Pettit Heights
 - Beech Bottom had railroad service and no post office
 
Brilliant (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Pettit Heights
 - 1895 population of 944 people (with 1,672 people in 1990)
 - Brilliant had a post office and railroad service
 
Salt Run (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pettit Heights
 - Salt Run had railroad service and no post office
 
Rush Run (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Pettit Heights
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Rush Run had a post office and railroad service
 
Warrenton (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pettit Heights
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - Warrenton had a post office and railroad service
 
Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pettit Heights
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Short Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Wellsburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pettit Heights
 - 1895 population of 2,235 people (with 2,589 people in 2017)
 - Wellsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Shannon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shannon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pettit Heights
 - Shannon 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 Pettit Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pettit Heights 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 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 Pettit Heights:

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 Brooke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hancock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ohio County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Belmont County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Columbiana County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guernsey County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
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Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
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Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County (OH):     Cyndi's
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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Pettit Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pettit Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2295, Longitude: -80.6337     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pettit Heights 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>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal 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 Pettit Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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