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Pine Grove, West Virginia
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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 38 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 16 miles [25.7 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 &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jolliffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKimmie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Lantz Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mylburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Fluhartys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lieuts - Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chutes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wileyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kiger Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Willey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dulaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Utt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Main Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kilcoyne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shuman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fitzsimmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Apostolic Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Craigs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Borden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson - Bane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Horner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Elk Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Jolliffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Huff Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bokelman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Schupbach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pricetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higginbotham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yost Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stoneking Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freedom Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shriver 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Pine Grove had a population of 77 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Pine Grove had a population of 504 people.

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

Reader   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Pine Grove
 - Reader had a post office and no railroad service
Ross   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ross had a post office and no railroad service
Halls Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Halls Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Wileyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Pine Grove
 - Wileyville had a post office and no railroad service
Vincen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pine Grove
 - Vincen had a post office and no railroad service
Childs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Grove
 - Childs had a post office and no railroad service
Porters Falls   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Porters Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Iuka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pine Grove
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Iuka 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 southwest 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 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 Wetzel County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wetzel County: Monroe (OH), Greene (PA), Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia & Tyler.

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:

Wetzel     (The home county for Pine Grove)
      Barker   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Bebee   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bane   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Union   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Granville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Osage   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Star City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belmont (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bethesda (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barton (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greene (PA)
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Washington (PA)
      West Alexander (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coon Island (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Claysville (PA)   [Map]   N   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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - you should note 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     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 Wetzel 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    
Marion 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    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler 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    
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:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pine Grove ...

While our initial data for Pine Grove came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pine Grove 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 Pine Grove.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Pine Grove:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Pine Grove in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Pine Grove for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pine Grove.
      See our Misc Page for Pine Grove for more information.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pine Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pine Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5642, Longitude: -80.6825     [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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