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Pine Grove, West Virginia
(Marion County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Pine Grove ...

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 Pine Grove (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 Pine Grove. 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 Pine Grove ...

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 Pine Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pine Grove: Pine Grv.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Pine Grove is located in Marion County.

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

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

Marion     (The home county for Pine Grove)
  Barrackville   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Garden Village   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Fairmont   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Audra   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Belington   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Junior   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Union   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Despard   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gore   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kent   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Albright   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Paden City   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bane   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Barker   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Martinsville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monroe (OH)
  Clarington (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Isabella (PA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Luzerne (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Republic (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 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   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marianna (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beallsville (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Daisytown (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pine Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pine Grove.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ministers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoodsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bennefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Toothman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ammons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Yost Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCurdysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bunners Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Efaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whetstone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chisler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haught Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Atha Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Schupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yost Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Pine Grove ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pine Grove, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pine Grove.

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.<3>

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

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

Barrackville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,299 people in 2017)
 - Barrackville had a post office and railroad service
Gaston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pine Grove
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
Fairmont   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 1,023 people (with 18,467 people in 2017)
 - Fairmont had a post office and railroad service
Thoburn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Grove
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
Monongah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Grove
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
Watson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pine Grove
 - Watson had a post office and railroad service
Gaston Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pine Grove
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
Palatine   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 860 people
 - Palatine had a post office and no railroad service
Hoult   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pine Grove
 - Hoult had a post office and railroad service
Upton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
Farmington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 369 people in 2017)
 - Farmington had a post office and railroad service
Worthington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 154 people in 2017)
 - Worthington had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pine Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Grove in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Pine Grove:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Doddridge County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Monongalia County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Tucker County:     Cyndi's



Tyler County:     Cyndi's



Upshur County:     Cyndi's



Wetzel County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County (OH):     Cyndi's



Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's



Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's



Washington County (PA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5001, Longitude: -80.1962     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Grove 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:

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<3>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 Pine Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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