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Ronceverte, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ronceverte ...

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 Ronceverte (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 Ronceverte. 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.

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 doctors 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.

Ronceverte is located in Greenbrier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

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

Greenbrier     (The home county for Ronceverte)
  Fairlea   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Lewisburg   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  White Sulphur Springs   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Clendenenville   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Anthony   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Frankford   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Unus   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Vale   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Falling Spring   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marlinton   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Alleghany (VA)
  Low Moor (VA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Selma (VA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bath (VA)
  Carloover (VA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Botetourt (VA)
  Fincastle (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Salisbury (VA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Daleville (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Troutville (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cloverdale (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Covington City (VA)
  Covington (VA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Craig (VA)
  New Castle (VA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Abbott (VA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Giles (VA)
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Montgomery (VA)
  Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Merrimac (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Roanoke (VA)
  Hollins (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Salem City (VA)
  Salem (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ronceverte ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ronceverte.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Coffman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenbrier Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Old Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Rosewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Hanger Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harrah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ronceverte ...

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 Ronceverte.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ronceverte. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ronceverte and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ronceverte.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 11 miles [17.7 km] of Ronceverte.

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 Ronceverte had a population of 481 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Ronceverte had a population of 1,717 people.

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

Rockland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ronceverte
 - Rockland had railroad service and no post office
Whitcomb - Historic   [Map]
 - While Whitcomb was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ronceverte
 - Whitcomb had railroad service and no post office
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ronceverte
 - 1895 population of 1,016 people (with 3,907 people in 2017)
 - Lewisburg had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Spring   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Ronceverte
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Fort Spring had a post office and railroad service
Nickells Mill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ronceverte
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Nickells Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ronceverte
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Patton had a post office and no railroad service
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ronceverte
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
Sinks Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ronceverte
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sinks Grove 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 Ronceverte. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ronceverte in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Ronceverte:

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 Greenbrier County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alleghany County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bath County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Botetourt County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Craig County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Roanoke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Salem City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Ronceverte:

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

We have found Ronceverte in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Ronceverte for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ronceverte. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ronceverte) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ronceverte. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ronceverte

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ronceverte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7491, Longitude: -80.4708     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ronceverte 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 Ronceverte, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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