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Our Genealogical 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 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 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.

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 44 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List 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 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 Pine Grove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Nine Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Burnthouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ellenboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clay Point Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holdren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lamp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Calcutta Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ingram Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Buck Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Riddles Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Broadwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Layfields Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Archer's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Independence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kinderhook 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.<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.

Hebron   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Adlai   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Adlai had a post office and no railroad service
 
Briggs (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Grove
 - Briggs had a post office and railroad service
 
Twiggs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Twiggs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pine Grove
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Algeria - Historic   [Map]
 - While Algeria was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - Algeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maxwell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pine Grove
 - Maxwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finch   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Finch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Highland had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKim   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Pine Grove
 - McKim had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wick   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Wick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sugar Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Grove
 - Sugar Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wasp   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - Wasp had a post office and no railroad service
 
League   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pine Grove
 - League 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 Pine Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Grove in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Pine Grove is located in Pleasants County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pleasants County: Washington (OH), Ritchie, Tyler & Wood.

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:

  DirectionDistance
Pleasants     (The home county for Pine Grove)
      Hebron   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Saint Marys   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Doddridge
      West Union   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Harrison
      Salem   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis
      Camden   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marion
      Mannington   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Kent   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Ellenboro   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Roane
      Reedy   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tyler
      Friendly   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Wetzel
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wirt
      Freeport   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Wood
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dungannon (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Pleasants County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Pleasants County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Pleasants County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Pleasants 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 State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Pine Grove. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3670, Longitude: -81.0443     [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: findagrave.com.

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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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