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Pleasant Valley, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Pleasant Valley ...

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 (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 Pleasant Valley. 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 ...

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.

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

Newspapers Published in Pleasant Valley ...

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

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant Valley, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant Valley.

Cemeteries Near Pleasant Valley ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Three Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Highland Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Island Creek Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Island Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Holy Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bnai Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Flats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Coulter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mingo Junction Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sugar Grove Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wintersville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cross Creek Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Georges Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hanover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mill Creek Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tomlinson Run United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shelley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Two Ridges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ft. Steuben Burial Estates   [Map]     
  SSW Brooke Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Franklin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE West End Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cherry Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell - Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nessly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Somerset Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Osage Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Tabor 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 Pleasant Valley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pleasant Valley.

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

Paris (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Valley
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Paris had a post office and no railroad service
Zalia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Valley
 - Zalia had railroad service and no post office
Colliers   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Valley
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Colliers had a post office and railroad service
Comettsburg (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Valley
 - Comettsburg had a post office and no railroad service
Toronto (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Valley
 - 1895 population of 1,822 people (with 4,814 people in 2017)
 - Toronto had a post office and railroad service
Markle (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Valley
 - Markle had a post office and no railroad service
Alikanna (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Valley
 - Alikanna had a post office and railroad service
Hanlin Station (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Valley
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Hanlin Station had a post office and railroad service
Calumet (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Valley
 - Calumet had a post office and no railroad service
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Valley
 - 1895 population of 13,394 people (with 18,003 people in 2017)
 - Steubenville had a post office and 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant Valley 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 hospitals 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.

Pleasant Valley is located in Hancock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hancock County: Columbiana (OH), Jefferson (OH), Beaver (PA), Washington (PA) & Brooke.

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

Hancock     (The home county for Pleasant Valley)
      Weirton   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      New Cumberland   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairhaven   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chester   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lawrenceville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Follansbee   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hooverson Heights   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wellsburg   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dutch Town   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shank Town   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bethany   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beech Bottom   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Windsor Heights   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Liberty   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Yorkville (OH)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barton (OH)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blainesville (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flushing (OH)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Hill (OH)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carroll (OH)
      Carrollton (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dellroy (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Minerva (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valleyview (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sherrodsville (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Malvern (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Atwood Village (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Columbiana (OH)
      Wellsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Liverpool (OH)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      La Croft (OH)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Calcutta (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glenmoor (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salineville (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Point (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rogers (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Summitville (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lisbon (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Palestine (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Waterford (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coleman (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Harrison (OH)
      Hopedale (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blairmont (OH)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adena (OH)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Narva (OH)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Jewett (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrisville (OH)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cadiz (OH)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Athens (OH)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scio (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bowerston (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deersville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Feed Springs (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jefferson (OH)
      Toronto (OH)   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Empire (OH)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stratton (OH)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sugar Grove (OH)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wintersville (OH)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Alexandria (OH)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valley Glen (OH)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Richmond (OH)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cream City (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Irondale (OH)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mahoning (OH)
      North Lima (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Middletown (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Damascus (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westville (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegheny (PA)
      Noblestown (PA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakdale (PA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Leetsdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coraopolis (PA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Borough of Glen Osborne (PA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Osborne (PA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Edgeworth (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sewickley (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Haysville (PA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan (PA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bell Acres (PA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sewickley Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glenfield (PA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Beaver (PA)
      Frankfort Springs (PA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harshaville (PA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hookstown (PA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Georgetown (PA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shippingport (PA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glasgow (PA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Midland (PA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gringo (PA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Industry (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Esther (PA) - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ohioville (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Crestmont Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      New Sheffield (PA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Butler (PA)
      Fernway (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fox Run (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Seven Fields (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Zelienople (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Callery (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harmony (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mars (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valencia (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Evans City (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Connoquenessing (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nixon (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Portersville (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (PA)
      Enon Valley (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Beaver (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ellwood City (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wampum (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ellport (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      S N P J (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bessemer (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Energy (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Jackson (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakland (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South New Castle (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altman (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Edinburg (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (PA)
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burgettstown (PA)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Independence (PA)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Midway (PA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Middletown (PA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      MacDonald (PA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McDonald (PA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cokeburg (PA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wolfdale (PA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Canonsburg (PA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Houston (PA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McGovern (PA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Claysville (PA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
      Monessen (PA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful websites 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 Pleasant Valley:

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 Hancock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brooke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbiana County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mahoning County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegheny County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Beaver County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County (PA):       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    
Lawrence County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Westmoreland 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 Hancock County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Hancock 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Hancock County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4273, Longitude: -80.5373     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Valley 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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