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Pleasant View, West Virginia
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Pleasant View ...

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 View (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 View. 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 View ...

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 View.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pleasant View: Pleasant Vw.

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.

Pleasant View is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Pleasant View)
  Ravenswood   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Flatwoods   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Orma   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Baden   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mason   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Leon   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Upland   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Poca   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lubeck   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Slate   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Albany (OH)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Athens (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Armadale (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Amesville (OH)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  The Plains (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chauncey (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Truetown (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ewington (OH)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alice (OH)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson (OH)
  Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Morgan (OH)
  Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Vinton (OH)
  Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hope (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Zaleski (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pleasant View ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Bicknell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lathem Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beckwith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ravenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE DeBussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Engle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ottobine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Derenburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rardon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Safreed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Springston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wheaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Laucks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Middleswart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ball Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McGraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N DeWitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Letart Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Redbush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rainbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pantell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yonker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Easter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Logston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Syracuse Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peter Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Upper Flats - White Church Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Pleasant View ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pleasant View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pleasant View, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pleasant View.

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 Pleasant View had a population of 38 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Ravenswood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 817 people (with 3,738 people in 2017)
 - Ravenswood had a post office and railroad service
Great Bend (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Great Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Willow Grove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Willow Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Willow Grove had a post office and railroad service
Ripley Landing   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Ripley Landing had railroad service and no post office
Silverton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Silverton had a post office and railroad service
Saxon (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Saxon had a post office and no railroad service
Apple Grove (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Millwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Millwood had a post office and no railroad service
Cottageville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Cottageville had a post office and railroad service
Sherman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant View
 - Sherman had a post office and railroad service
School House - Historic   [Map]
 - While School House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant View
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - School House 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 View. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pleasant View 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 professional and volunteer 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 View:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Ritchie County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's



Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's



Morgan County (OH):     Cyndi's



Vinton County (OH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Pleasant View:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pleasant View. 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- Pleasant View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9226, Longitude: -81.7882     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant View 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 View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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