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Our Genealogy Helper for Terra Alta ...

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 Terra Alta (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Terra Alta. 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.

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 and 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.

Terra Alta is located in Preston County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.

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

  • Preston County     (The home county of Terra Alta)
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
    • Albright [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
      • Albright [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<2>
    • Heathers Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
      • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<2>
    • Lenox [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
    • Aurora [Preston County]
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<2>
    • Morgans Glade [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Glade
      • Morgans Glade [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgans Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Glade
    • Tunnelton [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelton
      • Tunnelton [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunnelton<2>
    • Sell [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sell
      • Sell [Preston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sell
    • Hazelton [Preston County]
    • Little Sandy [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Sandy
      • Little Sandy [Preston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Sandy
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<2>
  • Barbour County
    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalamazoo
      • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<2>
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<2>
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
  • Grant County
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Greenland [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Grant County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
    • Medley [Grant County]
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<2>
  • Hardy County
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<2>
  • Harrison County
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<2>
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinnston
      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,096 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<2>
  • Marion County
    • Hebron [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marion County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Samaria [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
      • Samaria [Marion County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
    • Canton [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Mount Harmony [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Harmony
      • Mount Harmony [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Harmony
    • Rivesville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivesville
      • Rivesville [Marion County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rivesville<2>
    • Fairmont [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<2>
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville
    • Grant Town [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant Town
      • Grant Town [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 590 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Town
    • Whitehall [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
      • Whitehall [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
    • Monongah [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monongah
      • Monongah [Marion County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongah<2>
    • Fairview [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Farmington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<2>
  • Mineral County
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<2>
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<2>
    • New Creek [Mineral County]
    • Keyser [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
      • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<2>
    • Burlington [Mineral County]
  • Monongalia County
    • Brookhaven [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Monongalia County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Cheat Lake [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheat Lake
      • Cheat Lake [Monongalia County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheat Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheat Lake
    • Canyon [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon
      • Canyon [Monongalia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
      • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<2>
    • Little Falls [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Monongalia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Baker Ridge [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker Ridge
      • Baker Ridge [Monongalia County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Ridge
    • Westover [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<2>
    • Smithtown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithtown
      • Smithtown [Monongalia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Osage [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osage
      • Osage [Monongalia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osage
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Arnettsville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnettsville
      • Arnettsville [Monongalia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnettsville
    • Blacksville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksville
      • Blacksville [Monongalia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksville
  • Randolph County
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Dryfork [Randolph County]
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<2>
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,908 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<2>
  • Taylor County
    • Thornton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Taylor County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Sandy [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Taylor County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<2>
    • Stone House [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone House
      • Stone House [Taylor County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fetterman [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fetterman
      • Fetterman [Taylor County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fetterman
    • Yates [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Taylor County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Webster [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Taylor County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Pruntytown [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pruntytown
      • Pruntytown [Taylor County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pruntytown
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
  • Tucker County
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<2>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<2>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
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    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
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    • Elk [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
      • Elk [Tucker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
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  • Allegany County (MD)
    • Luke [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luke
      • Luke [Allegany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Westernport [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
      • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
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    • Barton [Allegany County]
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      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moscow [Allegany County]
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      • Moscow [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
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    • Nikep [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nikep
      • Nikep [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
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    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonaconing
      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
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    • Midland [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Allegany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rawlings [Allegany County]
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      • Rawlings [Allegany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawlings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Frostburg [Allegany County]
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      • Frostburg [Allegany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Savage [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Savage
      • Mount Savage [Allegany County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Savage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Hutton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutton
      • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
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    • Oakland [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
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    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
      • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Red House [Garrett County]
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      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
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    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McHenry [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Garrett County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilson [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Garrett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
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    • Swanton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Garrett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Accident [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accident
      • Accident [Garrett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accident have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bittinger [Garrett County]
  • Fayette County (PA)
    • Markleysburg [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markleysburg
      • Markleysburg [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
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    • Farmington [Fayette County]
    • Mount Washington [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Washington
      • Mount Washington [Fayette County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Point Marion [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Marion
      • Point Marion [Fayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ohiopyle [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohiopyle
      • Ohiopyle [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59 people
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    • Hutchinson [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutchinson
      • Hutchinson [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
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    • Atlantic [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic
      • Atlantic [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
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    • New Geneva [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Geneva
      • New Geneva [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
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    • Hopwood [Fayette County]
    • Uniontown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Fayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,632 people
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    • Masontown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
      • Masontown [Fayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairchance [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairchance
      • Fairchance [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairchance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McClellandtown [Fayette County]
  • Greene County (PA)
    • Dunkard [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkard
      • Dunkard [Greene County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
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    • Greensboro [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Greene County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
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    • Mount Morris [Greene County]
    • Carmichaels [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmichaels
      • Carmichaels [Greene County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmichaels have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Somerset County (PA)
    • Addison [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Somerset County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ursina [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ursina
      • Ursina [Somerset County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ursina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Confluence [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confluence
      • Confluence [Somerset County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salisbury [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Somerset County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 667 people
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    • Casselman [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casselman
      • Casselman [Somerset County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casselman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Meyersdale [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meyersdale
      • Meyersdale [Somerset County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,087 people
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    • Garrett [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrett
      • Garrett [Somerset County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rockwood [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Somerset County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 815 people
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    • New Centerville [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Centerville
      • New Centerville [Somerset County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Terra Alta, see our County-by-County Page for Terra Alta.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Terra Alta ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Terra Alta.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Terra Alta. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Terra Alta and those printed in the larger area surrounding Terra Alta.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km] of Terra Alta.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Terra Alta:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Terra Alta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Terra Alta.

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

  • Ashby Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ashby Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ashby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashby Cemetery
  • Miller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lake Ford UMC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lake Ford UMC Cemetery
    • Lake Ford UMC Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta.
    • Lake Ford UMC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Lake Ford Cemetery
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  • Albright - St. Joe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albright - St. Joe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Albright - St. Joe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Albright - St. Joe Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright - St. Joe Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wilson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta.
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  • Belleview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belleview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belleview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belleview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Nine Family Cemetery
    • Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oakland Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta.
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    • Tatlor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tatlor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tatlor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tatlor Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Terra Alta.
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    • Kingwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kingwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kingwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kingwood Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta.
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    • Beachy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beachy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beachy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beachy Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta.
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    • Lenox Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lenox Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lenox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lenox Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta.
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    • Gortner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gortner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gortner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gortner Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta.
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    • Ferndale Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ferndale Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ferndale Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ferndale Baptist Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta.
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    • Cobun Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cobun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cobun Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cobun Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta.
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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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Terra Alta had a population of 443 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Terra Alta had a population of 1,504 people.

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

  • Terra Alta [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
    • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 443 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Terra Alta had a post office and railroad service
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  • Hutton [Garrett County]
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    • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hutton had a post office and railroad service
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  • Corinth [Preston County]
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    • Corinth [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dority [Preston County]
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    • Dority [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dority had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dority have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Skipnish [Garrett County] - Historic
    • While Skipnish was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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    • Skipnish [Garrett County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Skipnish had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skipnish have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Amblersburg [Preston County]
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    • Amblersburg [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Terra Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Amblersburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amblersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Albright [Preston County]
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      • Albright [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Terra Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Albright had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Carmel [Preston County]
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      • Carmel [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakland [Garrett County]
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      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Terra Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,046 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and railroad service
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    • Cranesville [Preston County]
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      • Cranesville [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cranesville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kingwood [Preston County]
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      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Terra Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 625 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingwood had a post office and railroad service
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    • Aurora [Preston County]
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      • Aurora [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 248 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Lenox [Preston County]
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      • Lenox [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Terra Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lenox had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Brookside [Preston County]
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      • Brookside [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Terra Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brookside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sunnyside [Garrett County]
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      • Sunnyside [Garrett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Terra Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Terra Alta. See our List of 1890's Communities around Terra Alta.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Terra Alta ...

While our initial data about Terra Alta came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Terra Alta 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 Terra Alta.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Terra Alta:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Terra Alta in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Terra Alta for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Terra Alta. See our Misc Page for Terra Alta for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Terra Alta:

A scheduled stop for the Metropolitan: From Baltimore & Ohio's timetable for the defunct Metropolitan (train schedule from 1969). The Metropolitan travelled between Washington (DC) and Cincinnati (OH)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Terra Alta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Terra Alta) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Terra Alta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Terra AltaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terra Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4438, Longitude: -79.5406    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Terra Alta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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