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Our Genealogical Helper for Romines Mills ...

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 Romines Mills (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 Romines Mills. 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 Romines Mills ...

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 Romines Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Romines Mills: Romines Mls. (or less commonly used: Romines Mlls.)
  • While the name of this community is Romines Mills, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Romines Mills may originally have been Romine's Mills.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Romines Mills might be written as Romine Mills.

Newspapers Published in Romines Mills ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Romines Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Romines Mills, 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 Romines Mills.

Cemeteries Near Romines Mills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Romines Mills.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Gnatty Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Old Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oreslip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Straley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jesse Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  S Oakington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Astor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Post Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Life Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Laurel Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Borring 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Romines Mills had a population of 164 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Craigmoor   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Romines Mills
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Craigmoor had a post office and no railroad service
Johnstown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Romines Mills
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Johnstown had a post office and no railroad service
Quiet Dell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Romines Mills
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Quiet Dell had a post office and no railroad service
Overfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Romines Mills
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Overfield had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Romines Mills
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Lost Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Romines Mills
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 474 people in 2017)
 - Lost Creek had a post office and railroad service
Pepper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Romines Mills
 - Pepper had a post office and no railroad service
Ruraldale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Romines Mills
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Ruraldale 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 Romines Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Romines Mills 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Romines Mills is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

Harrison     (The home county for Romines Mills)
      Lost Creek   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Despard   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gore   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Osage   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Albright   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Romines Mills:

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 Harrison 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    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer 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    
Monongalia 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    
Ritchie 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    
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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Romines Mills ...

While our initial data for Romines Mills came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Romines Mills 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 Romines Mills.

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 Romines Mills:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Romines Mills.
      See our Misc Page for Romines Mills for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romines Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1698, Longitude: -80.2643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Romines Mills 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>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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<4>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 Romines Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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