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Our Genealogical Helper for Pettyjohn ...

So far, we have found very little information about Pettyjohn. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Pettyjohn to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pettyjohn, please Contact Us.

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 Pettyjohn (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 Pettyjohn. 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 Pettyjohn ...

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 Pettyjohn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pettyjohn, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pettyjohn.

Cemeteries Near Pettyjohn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pettyjohn.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ministers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bunners Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoodsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woodsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Amnon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE West Virginia National Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grafton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McConkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bennefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Toothman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCurdysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson 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.

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

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

Gaston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pettyjohn
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
Palatine   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Pettyjohn
 - 1895 population of 860 people
 - Palatine had a post office and no railroad service
Fairmont   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pettyjohn
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people (with 18,467 people in 2017)
 - Fairmont had a post office and railroad service
Bentons Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pettyjohn
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
Barrackville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pettyjohn
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,299 people in 2017)
 - Barrackville had a post office and railroad service
Colfax   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pettyjohn
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
Canton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Pettyjohn
 - Canton had a post office and no railroad service
Hoult   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pettyjohn
 - Hoult had a post office and railroad service
Thoburn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Pettyjohn
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
Monongah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Pettyjohn
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
Everson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pettyjohn
 - Everson 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 Pettyjohn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pettyjohn 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Pettyjohn is historic, it would have been located within present day Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Harrison, Monongalia, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

Marion     (The home county for Pettyjohn)
      Fairmont   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Garden Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Barrackville   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belington   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Junior   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barker   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Republic (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Luzerne (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deemston (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centerville (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Pettyjohn:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge 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    
Marshall 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    
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    
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    
Washington 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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<1>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 Pettyjohn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Pettyjohn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pettyjohn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pettyjohn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4668, Longitude: -80.1540     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pettyjohn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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