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Our Genealogical Helper for Toll Gate ...

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 Toll Gate (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 Toll Gate. 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 Toll Gate ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toll Gate.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Toll Gate, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Toll Gate.

Cemeteries Near Toll Gate ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toll Gate.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Broadwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Duckworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buck Run Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Burnthouse Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE South Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ruley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piggott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Riddles Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pullman Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arnold Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ellenboro Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE South Branch East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilbur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Leason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blandville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Archbold Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


       

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Toll Gate had a population of 32 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Greenwood   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Toll Gate
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Greenwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Duckworth   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Toll Gate
 - Duckworth had railroad service and no post office
 
Stanley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Toll Gate
 - Stanley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pennsboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Toll Gate
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 1,045 people in 2017)
 - Pennsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Toll Gate
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Oxford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Central Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Toll Gate
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Central Station had a post office and railroad service
 
Deep Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Toll Gate
 - Deep Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pullman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Toll Gate
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 140 people in 2017)
 - Pullman 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 Toll Gate. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Toll Gate 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Toll Gate is located in Ritchie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ritchie County: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Pleasants, Tyler, Wirt & Wood.

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

  DirectionDistance
Ritchie     (The home county for Toll Gate)
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orma   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Doddridge
      West Union   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Harrison
      Salem   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lewis
      Camden   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Marion
      Mannington   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Kent   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pleasants
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Roane
      Reedy   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tyler
      Middlebourne   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Upshur
      Frenchton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wetzel
      Bane   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wirt
      Freeport   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wood
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slate   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Noble (OH)
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 - 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 Toll Gate:

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 Ritchie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Ritchie 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 Ritchie 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Toll Gate ...

While our initial data for Toll Gate came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Toll Gate 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 Toll Gate.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Toll Gate:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Toll Gate.
      See our Misc Page for Toll Gate for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toll Gate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2726, Longitude: -80.9151     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toll Gate 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>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 Toll Gate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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