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Our Genealogical Helper for Shenango ...

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

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

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shenango.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shenango, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shenango.

Cemeteries Near Shenango ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shenango.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McKimmie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jolliffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lantz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mylburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wileyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kiger Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dulaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fluhartys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lieuts - Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chutes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Willey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Long Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Harland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Utt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fitzsimmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Apostolic Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shuman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Horner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bokelman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Craigs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Main Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kilcoyne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Borden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson - Bane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jolliffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Huff Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Schupbach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stoneking Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freedom Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shriver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Elk Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stout Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higginbotham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yost Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE East View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Strosnider Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Northview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Van Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Josephs 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.

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

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

Pine Grove   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Shenango
 - 1895 population of 77 people (with 504 people in 2017)
 - Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Reader   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shenango
 - Reader had a post office and no railroad service
Halls Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shenango
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Halls Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Wileyville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shenango
 - Wileyville had a post office and no railroad service
Porters Falls   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Shenango
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Porters Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Vincen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shenango
 - Vincen had a post office and no railroad service
Green Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shenango
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Childs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shenango
 - Childs had a post office and no railroad service
Newdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Shenango
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newdale 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 Shenango. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shenango 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 hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Shenango is historic, it would have been located within present day Wetzel County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wetzel County: Monroe (OH), Greene (PA), Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia & Tyler.

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

Wetzel     (The home county for Shenango)
      Barker   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Pine Grove   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bane   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Union   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Granville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Osage   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Star City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Liberty   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belmont (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barton (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bethesda (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jefferson (OH)
      Highland City (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tiltonsville (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greene (PA)
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Washington (PA)
      West Alexander (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coon Island (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Claysville (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Shenango:

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 Wetzel County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
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    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants 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    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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    
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 Wetzel County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
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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>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 Shenango, 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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Shenango. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shenango) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shenango. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5854, Longitude: -80.6870     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shenango 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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