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Our Genealogical Helper for Seebert ...

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 Seebert (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 Seebert. 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.

Newspapers Published in Seebert ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seebert.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Seebert, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Seebert.

Cemeteries Near Seebert ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seebert.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Beaver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Kellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Messir Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sunset Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mountain Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSE Watts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McLaughlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ENE Shinaberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SW Morning Side Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  E Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Church 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.<2>

While we didn't find Seebert in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Seebert.

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

Mill Point   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Seebert
 - 1895 population of 119 people
 - Mill Point had a post office and no railroad service
Buckeye   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seebert
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Buckeye had a post office and no railroad service
Locust   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Seebert
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Locust had a post office and no railroad service
Lobelia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Seebert
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Lobelia had a post office and no railroad service
Jacox   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seebert
 - Jacox had a post office and no railroad service
Renicks Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Seebert
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Renicks Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Marlinton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Seebert
 - Marlinton had a post office and no railroad service
Huntersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Seebert
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Huntersville 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 Seebert. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seebert 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Seebert is located in Pocahontas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pocahontas County: Bath (VA), Highland (VA), Greenbrier, Pendleton, Randolph & Webster.

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

Pocahontas     (The home county for Seebert)
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Buckeye   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Marlinton   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Huntersville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Edray   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Thorny Creek   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cass   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Bank   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Durbin   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frank   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thornwood   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falling Spring   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Anthony   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Frankford   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Unus   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clendenenville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lewisburg   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairlea   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Alleghany (VA)
      Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Low Moor (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Selma (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bath (VA)
      Carloover (VA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bolar (VA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Yost (VA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Covington City (VA)
      Covington (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Highland (VA)
      Monterey (VA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Rockbridge (VA)
      Goshen (VA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Seebert:

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 Pocahontas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph 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      
Alleghany County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bath County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Highland County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockbridge County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seebert. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1290, Longitude: -80.1776     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seebert have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Seebert, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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