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Our Genealogical Helper for Shagtown ...

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 Shagtown (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 Shagtown. 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 Shagtown ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shagtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shagtown, 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 Shagtown.

Cemeteries Near Shagtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shagtown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ministers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hoodsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bunners Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCurdysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Amnon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bennefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woodsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McConkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hope Halleck United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dents Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lough - Teagarden - Cordray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ammons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Toothman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crim 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 Shagtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Shagtown.

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

Gaston Junction   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shagtown
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
Hoult   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Shagtown
 - Hoult had a post office and railroad service
Watson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shagtown
 - Watson had a post office and railroad service
Canton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shagtown
 - Canton had a post office and no railroad service
Montana   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shagtown
 - Montana had railroad service and no post office
Rivesville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Shagtown
 - 1895 population of 165 people (with 917 people in 2017)
 - Rivesville had a post office and no railroad service
Barrackville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shagtown
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 1,299 people in 2017)
 - Barrackville had a post office and railroad service
Gaston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shagtown
 - Gaston 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 Shagtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shagtown 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Shagtown is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Harrison, Monongalia, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

Marion     (The home county for Shagtown)
      Fairmont   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Rivesville   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belington   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Junior   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barker   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Republic (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deemston (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centerville (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Daisytown (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Shagtown:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia 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    
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    
Garrett County (MD):       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    
Washington 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 Marion County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Marion 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Marion County:

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 that stretches from Shagtown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shagtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shagtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4918, Longitude: -80.1295     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shagtown 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 Shagtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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