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The location of Saint Marys

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Our Genealogical Helper for Saint Marys ...

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 Saint Marys (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 Saint Marys. 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 Saint Marys ...

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 Saint Marys.

  • Typical abbreviation for Saint Marys: St. Marys

Newspapers Published in the area of Saint Marys ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Marys.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Saint Marys. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Saint Marys and those printed in the larger area surrounding Saint Marys.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> of Saint Marys.

Cemeteries Near Saint Marys ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint Marys.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lamp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Kinderhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clay Point Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Calcutta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beech Grove United Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Independence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Bowersock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nine Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holdren Cemetery   [Map]     
  N German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Ingram Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lower Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawrence Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moss Run Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McMullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Layfields Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Dutch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beech Grove Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pt. Pleasant Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Harness Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ludlow Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Muskingum Valley Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W East Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sharp - Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corbin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Middle Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rexroach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ludwig 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Saint Marys had a population of 520 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Saint Marys had a population of 1,837 people.

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

Vaucluse   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saint Marys
 - Vaucluse had railroad service and no post office
 
Murphy (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Saint Marys
 - Murphy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newport (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 293 people
 - Newport had a post office and railroad service
 
DeLong   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - DeLong had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grape Island   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Grape Island had a post office and railroad service
 
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 890 people in 2016)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Calcutta   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Saint Marys
 - Calcutta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Union Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Run   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Saint Marys
 - Spring Run had railroad service and no post office
 
Wade (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saint Marys
 - Wade had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newell Run (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Newell Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saint Marys
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Eureka 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 Saint Marys. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saint Marys 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.

Saint Marys is located in Pleasants County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pleasants County: Washington (OH), Ritchie, Tyler & Wood.

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

  DirectionDistance
Pleasants     (The home county for Saint Marys)
      Belmont   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Doddridge
      West Union   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Harrison
      Salem   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Jackson
      Odaville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Kent   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ritchie
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Roane
      Reedy   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tyler
      Friendly   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Wetzel
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wirt
      Freeport   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Wood
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Guernsey (OH)
      Senecaville (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cumberland (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant City (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quaker City (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salesville (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bluebell (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Morgan (OH)
      Stockport (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McConnelsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Malta (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Noble (OH)
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Saint Marys:

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 Pleasants County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall 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    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble 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 Pleasants 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 Pleasants 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 ...
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Saint Marys ...

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

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 Saint Marys:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Saint Marys in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Saint Marys for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Saint Marys.
      See our Misc Page for Saint Marys for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a West Virginia Community

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Saint Marys. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Marys) 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 Saint Marys. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Marys

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Marys. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3938, Longitude: -81.2031     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saint Marys.