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Our Genealogical Helper for Standingstone ...

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

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

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Standingstone.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Standingstone, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Standingstone.

Cemeteries Near Standingstone ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Standingstone.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Beauchamp - Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Two Ripple Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Wells - Seaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Fought Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Twist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mayberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kanawha Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vaught Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Leachtown Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beha Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Two Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rector Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Farr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Everly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gaites Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Solon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Caplinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kanawha United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ENE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenhill Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Gates Ridge EUB Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cranesnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCrae Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Belt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Swisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rizer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ross - McCardle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kincheloe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Central Church of Christ 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 Standingstone in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Standingstone.

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

Elizabeth   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Standingstone
 - 1895 population of 710 people (with 827 people in 2017)
 - Elizabeth had a post office and no railroad service
Newark   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Standingstone
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Newark had a post office and no railroad service
Freeport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Standingstone
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
Leachtown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Standingstone
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Leachtown had a post office and no railroad service
Slate   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Standingstone
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Slate had a post office and no railroad service
Cisco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Standingstone
 - Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
Walker   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Standingstone
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Walker had a post office and railroad service
Burning Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Standingstone
 - 1895 population of 542 people
 - Burning Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Windy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Standingstone
 - Windy 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 Standingstone. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Standingstone 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 Standingstone is historic, it would have been located within present day Wirt County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wirt County: Calhoun, Jackson, Ritchie, Roane & Wood.

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

Wirt     (The home county for Standingstone)
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baden   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mason   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Morgan (OH)
      Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stockport (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Noble (OH)
      Dungannon (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Standingstone:

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 Wirt County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Standingstone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0748, Longitude: -81.3829     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Standingstone 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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