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Pineville, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Pineville ...

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 Pineville (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 Pineville. 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.

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 hospitals and 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.

Pineville is located in Wyoming County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wyoming County: Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo & Raleigh.

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

Wyoming     (The home county for Pineville)
  Mullensville   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Baileysville   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bud   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Uno   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Bim   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cazy   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kohlsaat   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pax   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Acme   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Man   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Omar   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Holden   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Pie   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Musick   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Helen   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harper   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pike (KY)
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  McVeigh (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fedscreek (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Janey (VA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Royal City (VA)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Vansant (VA)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richlands (VA)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Claypool Hill (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Raven (VA)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pineville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pineville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Glen Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Hickory Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Rockhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rotenberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bud Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mitchem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Milam Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Pineville ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pineville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Pineville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Pineville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Pineville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Pineville.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Pineville had a population of 53 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Pineville had a population of 599 people.

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

Rock View   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Pineville
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
Newfound   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pineville
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
Saulsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pineville
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
Jesse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pineville
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pineville
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
Baileysville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Pineville
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
Oceana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pineville
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
Sun Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pineville
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Pineville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany 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 Pineville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pineville 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 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 Pineville:

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 Wyoming County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's



Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's



Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pineville ...

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

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 Pineville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Pineville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Pineville for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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- Pineville) 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 Pineville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pineville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pineville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5841, Longitude: -81.5349     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pineville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Pineville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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