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Seminole, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Seminole ...

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 Seminole (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 Seminole. 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 Seminole ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seminole.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Seminole, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Seminole.

Cemeteries Near Seminole ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seminole.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elizabeth Mason Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  W IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Marshville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scritchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hildreth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Grass Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whetstone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mannington Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thorne & Huey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wetzel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McIntire Fork 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>

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

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

Lumberport   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 848 people in 2017)
 - Lumberport had a post office and no railroad service
Shinnston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 403 people (with 2,129 people in 2017)
 - Shinnston had a post office and railroad service
Prospect Valley   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Prospect Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Seminole
 - Pine Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Enterprise had a post office and railroad service
Glen Falls   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Seminole
 - Glen Falls had railroad service and no post office
Wyatt   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Seminole
 - Wyatt had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
Jimtown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Seminole
 - Jimtown had a post office and no railroad service
Sardis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Sardis 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 Seminole. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seminole 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.

Seminole is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

Harrison     (The home county for Seminole)
      Shinnston   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Lumberport   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Enterprise   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gore   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Despard   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Seminole:

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 Harrison 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    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants 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    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seminole. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3787, Longitude: -80.3212     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seminole 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 Seminole, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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