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Our Genealogical Helper for Porto Rico ...

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 Porto Rico (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 Porto Rico. 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 Porto Rico ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Porto Rico.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Porto Rico, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Porto Rico.

Cemeteries Near Porto Rico ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Porto Rico.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Leason Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Redemption Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Toms Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW South Branch East Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lowther Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Clara Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Middle Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW South Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ruley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Indian Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blandville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Auburn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Keister Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Halderman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Archbold Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duckworth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horn Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piggott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woofter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Victory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pullman Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Troy - IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  ESE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Broadwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crystal Lake 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 Porto Rico in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Porto Rico.

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

Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Porto Rico
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Market   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Porto Rico
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Market had a post office and no railroad service
Leopold   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Porto Rico
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Leopold had a post office and no railroad service
Holbrook   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Porto Rico
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Holbrook had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Clara   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Porto Rico
 - 1895 population of 90 people
 - Saint Clara had a post office and no railroad service
New Milton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Porto Rico
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - New Milton had a post office and no railroad service
Blandville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Porto Rico
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Blandville had a post office and no railroad service
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Porto Rico
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Oxford had a post office and no railroad service
Coldwater   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Porto Rico
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Coldwater 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 Porto Rico. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Porto Rico 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 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.

Porto Rico is located in Doddridge County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Doddridge County: Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie, Tyler & Wetzel.

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

Doddridge     (The home county for Porto Rico)
      Smithburg   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Audra   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clem   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gore   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bane   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barker   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slate   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Porto Rico:

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 Doddridge County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun 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    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane 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    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Doddridge County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porto Rico. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1820, Longitude: -80.7629     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Porto Rico have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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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 Porto Rico, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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