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Our Genealogical Helper for Selbyville ...

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 Selbyville (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 Selbyville. 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 Selbyville ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Selbyville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Selbyville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Selbyville.

Cemeteries Near Selbyville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Selbyville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brooks Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Marple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Helvetia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Gregory Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Life Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tenmile Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Cave Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chestnut Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Long Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beechtown 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Selbyville had a population of 53 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Alexander   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Selbyville
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Canaan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Selbyville
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Helvetia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Selbyville
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palace Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Selbyville
 - Palace Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Selbyville
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Holly Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Selbyville
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Selbyville
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Selbyville
 - Mayton 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 Selbyville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Selbyville 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Selbyville is located in Upshur County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Upshur County: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph & Webster.

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

  DirectionDistance
Upshur     (The home county for Selbyville)
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Barbour
      Audra   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Junior   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belington   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Braxton
      Heaters   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clem   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Harrison
      Lost Creek   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Despard   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gore   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis
      Garton Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Nicholas
      Craigsville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pendleton
      Circleville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Durbin   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frank   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cass   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thornwood   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Bank   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Edray   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thorny Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marlinton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buckeye   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntersville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Helvetia   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harman   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Tucker
      Hambleton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Webster
      Cleveland   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Selbyville:

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 Upshur County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton 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    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pendleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Upshur 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 Upshur 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 ...
      Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Selbyville ...

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

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 Selbyville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Selbyville.
      See our Misc Page for Selbyville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selbyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7540, Longitude: -80.2365     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Selbyville 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 Selbyville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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