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Sedalia, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sedalia ...

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 Sedalia (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 Sedalia. 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.

Sedalia is located in Doddridge County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Doddridge County: Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie, Tyler & Wetzel.

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

Doddridge     (The home county for Sedalia)
  Smithburg   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  West Union   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Audra   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Salem   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gore   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Despard   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Camden   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Weston   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mannington   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kent   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Moundsville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Paden City   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sistersville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Friendly   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bane   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Barker   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  New Martinsville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Belmont (OH)
  Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vadis (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
  Clarington (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Antioch (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Plainview (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Graysville (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
  Matamoras (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grandview (OH)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sedalia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sedalia.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Sedalia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cascara Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Big Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Doak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grass Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McIntire Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Victory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marshville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wetzel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Main Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Archbold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blandville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Middle Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Hildreth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pricetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ice Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sedalia ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sedalia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sedalia, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sedalia.

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 Sedalia had a population of 47 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Center Point   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sedalia
 - Center Point had a post office and no railroad service
Flint   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sedalia
 - Flint had a post office and no railroad service
Roberts   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sedalia
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Sedalia
 - 1895 population of 310 people (with 1,492 people in 2017)
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sedalia
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Wallace had a post office and no railroad service
Marshville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sedalia
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Marshville had a post office and no railroad service
Olive   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sedalia
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Long Run   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sedalia
 - 1895 population of 119 people
 - Long Run 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 Sedalia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sedalia in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Sedalia:

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 Doddridge County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Sedalia:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Doddridge County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sedalia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3598, Longitude: -80.5787     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sedalia 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 Sedalia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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