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Roseville, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Roseville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Roseville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Roseville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Roseville, please Contact Us.

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 Roseville (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 Roseville. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Roseville is historic, it would have been located within present day Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Roseville)
  Pax   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Mount Hope   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Concho   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Janie   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Keith   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clay   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Banco   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Harper   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bud   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Roseville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roseville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S William Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Sycamore Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Roseville ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roseville.

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

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.

Roseville itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Roseville
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
Mossy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roseville
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Roseville
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Roseville
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roseville
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Prosperity   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roseville
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roseville
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Kincaid   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Roseville
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stonecliff was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Roseville
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Stonecliff 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 Roseville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roseville 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Roseville:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mingo 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    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Roseville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Roseville. See our Misc Page for Roseville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Roseville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roseville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roseville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9282, Longitude: -81.2615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roseville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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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