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Pleasant Valley Estates, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Pleasant Valley Estates ...

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 Pleasant Valley Estates (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 Pleasant Valley Estates. 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 Pleasant Valley Estates ...

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 Pleasant Valley Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pleasant Valley Estates: Pleasant Vly. Ests. (or less commonly used: Pleasant Vally. Ests. or Pleasant Vlly. Ests.)

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Pleasant Valley Estates is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

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

Putnam     (The home county for Pleasant Valley Estates)
  Buffalo   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Julian   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Layville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morrisvale   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sod   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harts   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Upland   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Leon   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Baden   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mason   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ceredo   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kenova   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Boyd (KY)
  Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ashland (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Millseat (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Westwood (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Durbin (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenup (KY)
  Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Russell (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ewington (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alice (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson (OH)
  Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burlington (OH)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Point (OH)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vernon (OH)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ironton (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vinton (OH)
  Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Valley Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pleasant Valley Estates.

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 Pleasant Valley Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buffalo Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Pliny Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Fraizer Bottom Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Atkeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Promise Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Potts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McCoy - Starkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Staten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Van Sickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moores Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McCoy Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Lundsford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowles Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnette Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beale Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hereford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Pleasant Valley Estates ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant Valley Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Valley Estates, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant Valley Estates.

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 Pleasant Valley Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pleasant Valley Estates.

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

Fraziers Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Valley Estates
 - Fraziers Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
Midway   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pleasant Valley Estates
 - Midway had a post office and railroad service
Grimms Landing   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Valley Estates
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Grimms Landing had a post office and railroad service
Upland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Valley Estates
 - Upland had a post office and no railroad service
Red House   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Valley Estates
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
Hugo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pleasant Valley Estates
 - Hugo had a post office and no railroad service
Extra   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant Valley Estates
 - Extra had a post office and no railroad service
Veranda - Historic   [Map]
 - While Veranda was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Valley Estates
 - Veranda had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Valley Estates
 - Mount Olive 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 Pleasant Valley Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Valley Estates in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Pleasant Valley Estates:

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 Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Boyd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Greenup County (KY):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's



Vinton County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Valley Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6109, Longitude: -81.9793     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Valley Estates 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 Pleasant Valley Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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