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Tioga, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tioga ...

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 Tioga (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 Tioga. 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.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Tioga is located in Nicholas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nicholas County: Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha & Webster.

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

Nicholas     (The home county for Tioga)
  Beaver   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Craigsville   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clem   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Orma   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clay   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hines   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Falling Spring   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Unus   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vale   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Frankford   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Slaty Fork   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Edray   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marlinton   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thorny Creek   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cass   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Helvetia   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mingo   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Addison   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tioga ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tioga.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Tioga covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnett Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Little Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Trail Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Handschumacher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tinnel / Mollohan Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spruce Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ward Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tioga ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tioga.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tioga, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tioga.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

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

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

Delphi   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tioga
 - Delphi had a post office and no railroad service
Strouds   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tioga
 - Strouds had a post office and no railroad service
Boggs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tioga
 - Boggs had a post office and no railroad service
Welch Glade   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tioga
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Welch Glade had a post office and no railroad service
Craigsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Tioga
 - Craigsville had a post office and no railroad service
Halo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tioga
 - Halo had a post office and no railroad service
Birch River   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tioga
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
Persinger   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tioga
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Persinger 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 Tioga. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tioga in the 1890's.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Tioga:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Nicholas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Gilmer County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Upshur County:     Cyndi's



Webster County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Nicholas County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Nicholas 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tioga) 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 Tioga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tioga

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tioga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4203, Longitude: -80.6563     [Map].

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tioga, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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