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Our Genealogy Helper for Pickens ...

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 Pickens (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 Pickens. 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.

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.

Pickens is located in Randolph County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Tucker, Upshur & Webster.

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

  • Randolph County     (The home county of Pickens)
    • Helvetia [Randolph County]
    • Monterville [Randolph County]
    • Elkwater [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
      • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
    • Huttonsville [Randolph County]
    • Mill Creek [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<2>
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<2>
    • Weaver [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Randolph County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
  • Barbour County
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Audra [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audra
      • Audra [Barbour County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audra
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<2>
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<2>
  • Braxton County
    • Napier [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napier
      • Napier [Braxton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napier
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<2>
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
    • Rollyson [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollyson
      • Rollyson [Braxton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollyson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollyson
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<2>
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<2>
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Arnett [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnett
      • Arnett [Braxton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnett
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<2>
  • Gilmer County
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
  • Harrison County
    • Lost Creek [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Harrison County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • West Milford [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Milford
      • West Milford [Harrison County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Milford
  • Lewis County
    • Garton Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garton Village
      • Garton Village [Lewis County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garton Village
    • Cox Town [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox Town
      • Cox Town [Lewis County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cox Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Town
    • Smith Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Village
      • Smith Village [Lewis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Village
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<2>
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<2>
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]
  • Nicholas County
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<2>
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,855 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<2>
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
  • Pendleton County
  • Pocahontas County
    • Slaty Fork [Pocahontas County]
    • Durbin [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Pocahontas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durbin<2>
    • Frank [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frank
      • Frank [Pocahontas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frank
    • Cass [Pocahontas County]
    • Thornwood [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornwood
      • Thornwood [Pocahontas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornwood
    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
    • Edray [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edray
      • Edray [Pocahontas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edray
    • Onoto [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onoto
      • Onoto [Pocahontas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onoto
    • Thorny Creek [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorny Creek
      • Thorny Creek [Pocahontas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorny Creek
    • Marlinton [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlinton
      • Marlinton [Pocahontas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marlinton<2>
    • Buckeye [Pocahontas County]
    • Huntersville [Pocahontas County]
  • Upshur County
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsontown
      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsontown
    • Hoover Town [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover Town
      • Hoover Town [Upshur County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover Town
    • Frenchton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchton
      • Frenchton [Upshur County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchton
    • Sago [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sago
      • Sago [Upshur County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sago
    • Abbott [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Upshur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Excelsior [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Upshur County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Gormley [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gormley
      • Gormley [Upshur County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gormley
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
  • Webster County
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Cleveland [Webster County]
    • Big Run [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
      • Big Run [Webster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
    • Excelsior [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Webster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Erbacon [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbacon
      • Erbacon [Webster County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erbacon
    • Upperglade [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperglade
      • Upperglade [Webster County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upperglade
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<2>
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
  • Highland County (VA)
    • Monterey [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Highland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monterey<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Pickens ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pickens.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pickens, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pickens.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Pickens:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Pickens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pickens.

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

  • Pickens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pickens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pickens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens Cemetery
  • Hicks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hicks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hicks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Cemetery
  • Helvetia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Helvetia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Helvetia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helvetia Cemetery
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Old Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Pickens.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Cemetery
  • Brooks Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brooks Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brooks Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brooks Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Pickens.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Dale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Dale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Dale Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Dale Cemetery
    • Rice Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rice Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rice Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rice Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Cemetery
    • Ross Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ross Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ross Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross Cemetery
    • Vance Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vance Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vance Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vance Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance Cemetery
    • Cowger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cowger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cowger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cowger Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowger Cemetery
    • Stainaker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stainaker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stainaker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stainaker Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens.
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    • Gregory Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gregory Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gregory Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gregory Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens.
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    • Life Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Life Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Life Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Life Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens.
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    • Hodam Creek Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hodam Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hodam Creek Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Pickens.
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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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Pickens had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Pickens [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
    • Pickens [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Pickens
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<2>
  • Florence [Randolph County] - Historic
    • While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Randolph County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Pickens
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Helvetia [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helvetia
    • Helvetia [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helvetia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helvetia<2>
  • Mayton [Webster County] - Historic
    • While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayton
    • Mayton [Webster County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Selbyville [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selbyville
    • Selbyville [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Palace Valley [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palace Valley
    • Palace Valley [Upshur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palace Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Canaan [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Upshur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Monterville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterville
      • Monterville [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monterville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monterville<2>
    • Alexander [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [Upshur County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alexander had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blue Spring [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Spring
      • Blue Spring [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hemlock [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock
      • Hemlock [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hacker Valley
      • Hacker Valley [Webster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hacker Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hacker Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hacker Valley<2>
    • Woodzell [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodzell
      • Woodzell [Webster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodzell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodzell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holly Grove [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
      • Holly Grove [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gaines [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaines
      • Gaines [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaines

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pickens. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pickens.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pickens ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Pickens:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pickens. See our Misc Page for Pickens for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Pickens) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6551, Longitude: -80.2117       In this case, the coordinates for Pickens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Pickens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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