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Our Genealogical Helper for Piney ...

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 Piney (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 Piney. 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.

Newspapers Published in Piney ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Piney.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Piney, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Piney.

Cemeteries Near Piney ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Piney.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Fluhartys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lantz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Main Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lieuts - Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jolliffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mylburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKimmie Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chutes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simpson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Willey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wileyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Underwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kilcoyne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dulaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Apostolic Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shuman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Utt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Long Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Craigs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elk Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fitzsimmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pricetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Borden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hope 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 Piney in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Piney.

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

Ross   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Piney
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ross had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Piney
 - 1895 population of 77 people (with 504 people in 2017)
 - Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Dale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Piney
 - Dale had a post office and no railroad service
Reader   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Piney
 - Reader had a post office and no railroad service
Conaway   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Piney
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Conaway had a post office and no railroad service
Vincen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Piney
 - Vincen had a post office and no railroad service
Iuka   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Piney
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Iuka had a post office and no railroad service
Meeker   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Piney
 - Meeker 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 Piney. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Piney 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 and 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.

Piney 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 Piney. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Piney:

Wetzel     (The home county for Piney)
      Pine Grove   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Barker   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Union   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Osage   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Granville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Star City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belmont (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bethesda (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greene (PA)
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Piney:

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    
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    
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    

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wetzel County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Piney. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Piney. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Piney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5159, Longitude: -80.6945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piney 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 Piney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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