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Our Genealogical Helper for Sellers ...

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

We've added Sellers to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sellers, 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 Sellers (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 Sellers. 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 Sellers ...

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 Sellers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sellers, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sellers.

Cemeteries Near Sellers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sellers.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Tenmile Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Marple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Long Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Upshur County Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brooks Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Heavner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Slab Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Rock Cave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beechtown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rohrbough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chestnut Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Durrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Nebo Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Oldaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDermott 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.

Sellers 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 Sellers, with the one closest to Sellers listed first.

Tallmansville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sellers
 - Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service
Evergreen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sellers
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
Alton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sellers
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
Queens   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sellers
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
Kedron   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sellers
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
Sago   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sellers
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
Ivy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sellers
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
Hampton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sellers
 - 1895 population of 550 people
 - Hampton had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sellers. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sellers 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 and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sellers is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Sellers. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sellers:

Upshur     (The home county for Sellers)
      Excelsior   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Audra   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Junior   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belington   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      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]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Despard   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gore   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Circleville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Durbin   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frank   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thornwood   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cass   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Bank   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harman   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Sellers:

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    
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    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion 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    
Preston 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     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sellers ...

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

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 Sellers:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Sellers.
      See our Misc Page for Sellers for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Upshur 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 Sellers, 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 that begins in Sellers. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sellers) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sellers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8732, Longitude: -80.1926     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sellers 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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