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Our Genealogical Helper for Tichenal ...

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 Tichenal (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 Tichenal. 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 Tichenal ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tichenal.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tichenal, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tichenal.

Cemeteries Near Tichenal ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tichenal.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Post Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCann Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Straley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gee Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jesse Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  NE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Indian Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woofter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Waldeck Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Ave. Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Machperlah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Life Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Marshville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Grass Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Mission 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.<4>

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

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

Goodhope   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tichenal
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Goodhope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarvisville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Tichenal
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Jarvisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincheloe   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tichenal
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Kincheloe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Isaac   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tichenal
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Big Isaac had a post office and no railroad service
 
Benson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tichenal
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Benson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lightburn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tichenal
 - Lightburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Milford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tichenal
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 609 people in 2017)
 - West Milford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jane Lew   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tichenal
 - 1895 population of 228 people (with 392 people in 2017)
 - Jane Lew had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tichenal. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tichenal 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.

Tichenal is located in Harrison County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Harrison     (The home county for Tichenal)
      West Milford   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gore   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Despard   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Barbour
      Elk City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belington   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Doddridge
      Smithburg   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Lewis
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Marion
      Worthington   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Marshall
      Adaline   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monongalia
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pleasants
      Hebron   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Preston
      Newburg   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Randolph
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Tyler
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Upshur
      Buckhannon   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Webster
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wetzel
      Smithfield   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bane   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barker   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Tichenal:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       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 Harrison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Harrison County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tichenal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1901, Longitude: -80.4765     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tichenal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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<4>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 Tichenal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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