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The location of Ringgold

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ringgold ...

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 Ringgold (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 Ringgold. 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 Ringgold ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ringgold.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ringgold, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ringgold.

Cemeteries Near Ringgold ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ringgold.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nuce Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N East Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beverly Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Hope Halleck United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dents Run Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Arthurdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Monongalia County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crichfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bunners Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reedsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lough - Teagarden - Cordray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jennewine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Everley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lazzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lk. Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McConkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ft. Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ministers 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 Ringgold in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ringgold.

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

Uffington   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ringgold
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Uffington had a post office and railroad service
 
Clinton Furnace   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ringgold
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Clinton Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Falls   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Ringgold
 - Little Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Dellslow   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ringgold
 - Dellslow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halleck   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Ringgold
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Halleck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgantown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Ringgold
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,855 people in 2016)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
 
Laurel Point   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ringgold
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Ringgold
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Lowsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ringgold
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton 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 Ringgold. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ringgold 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.

Ringgold is located in Monongalia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monongalia County: Fayette (PA), Greene (PA), Marion, Preston, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

  DirectionDistance
Monongalia     (The home county for Ringgold)
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Star City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Barbour
      Adaland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belington   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Junior   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grant
      Bayard   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Harrison
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lewis
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Pleasant View   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Marshall
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Preston
      Masontown   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Montrose   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Taylor
      Fetterman   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Tucker
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davis   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wetzel
      Hundred   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barker   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oliver (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ursina (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Confluence (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deemston (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centerville (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Daisytown (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      California (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coal Center (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Allenport (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elco (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Long Branch (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Westmoreland (PA)
      North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Monessen (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Ringgold:

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 Monongalia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant 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    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       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    
Somerset 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 Monongalia County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Monongalia 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 ...
      Maryland
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community in West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ringgold. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5634, Longitude: -79.9431     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ringgold 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 Ringgold, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ringgold.