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Our Genealogy Helper for Point Lookout ...

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 Point Lookout (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 Point Lookout. 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 Point Lookout ...

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 Point Lookout.

  • Typical abbreviation for Point Lookout: Pt. Lookout

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.

Point Lookout is located in Pleasants County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pleasants County: Washington (OH), Ritchie, Tyler & Wood.

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

  DirDistance
Pleasants     (The home county for Point Lookout)
  Hebron   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Saint Marys   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Calhoun
  Grantsville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Doddridge
  West Union   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Gilmer
  Glenville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Harrison
  Salem   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gore   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis
  Camden   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
  Mannington   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marshall
  Kent   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moundsville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Glen Dale   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Ritchie
  Ellenboro   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Tyler
  Friendly   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sistersville   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Paden City   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Wetzel
  New Martinsville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Barker   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bane   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Wirt
  Freeport   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wood
  Williamstown   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slate   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
  Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vadis (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Barnesville (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belmont (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bethesda (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shadyside (OH)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Guernsey (OH)
  Quaker City (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Salesville (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Senecaville (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pleasant City (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
  Antioch (OH)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Graysville (OH)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Plainview (OH)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stafford (OH)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lewisville (OH)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clarington (OH)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beallsville (OH)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wilson (OH)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Morgan (OH)
  Stockport (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Noble (OH)
  Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Dexter City (OH)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Summerfield (OH)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dungannon (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Caldwell (OH)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Batesville (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Olive Green (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Washington (OH)
  Grandview (OH)   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Matamoras (OH)   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Devola (OH)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Macksburg (OH)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Lowell (OH)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beverly (OH)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Point Lookout ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Point Lookout.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holdren Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Clay Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Matamoras Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Lamp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Springer Grave   [Map]     
  SSW Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Independence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Kinderhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salem Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nine Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Archer's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ludlow Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pt. Pleasant Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowersock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Calcutta Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brownsville Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brownsville United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hensel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mehrley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Muskingum Valley Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawrence Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rinard Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Middlebourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Witten Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Point Lookout ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Point Lookout.

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

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 Point Lookout in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Point Lookout.

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

Long Reach   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Point Lookout
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Long Reach had a post office and railroad service
 
Sugar Valley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Point Lookout
 - Sugar Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Algeria - Historic   [Map]
 - While Algeria was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Point Lookout
 - Algeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wasp   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Point Lookout
 - Wasp had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raven Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Point Lookout
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Raven Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Shiloh   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Point Lookout
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Run   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Point Lookout
 - Spring Run had railroad service and no post office
 
Twiggs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Point Lookout
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Twiggs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friendly   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Point Lookout
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 124 people in 2017)
 - Friendly had a post office and railroad service
 
Grape Island   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Point Lookout
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Grape Island 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 Point Lookout. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Point Lookout in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Point Lookout:

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 Pleasants County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tyler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wirt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Belmont County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guernsey County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Noble County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Pleasants County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Pleasants 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 ...
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Point Lookout) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point Lookout. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4515, Longitude: -81.0798     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Point Lookout 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Point Lookout, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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