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Our Genealogical Helper for Twiggs ...

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 Twiggs (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 Twiggs. 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 Twiggs ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twiggs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twiggs, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Twiggs.

Cemeteries Near Twiggs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Twiggs.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nine Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burnthouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holdren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clay Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamp Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ellenboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buck Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Archer's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Calcutta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Middlebourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Matamoras Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ingram Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Broadwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Springer Grave   [Map]     
  ENE Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Independence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kinderhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newport 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Twiggs had a population of 32 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Meadville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twiggs
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Algeria - Historic   [Map]
 - While Algeria was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Twiggs
 - Algeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wasp   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Twiggs
 - Wasp had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Twiggs
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKim   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Twiggs
 - McKim had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wick   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Twiggs
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Wick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sugar Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Twiggs
 - Sugar Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Adlai   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Twiggs
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Adlai 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 Twiggs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twiggs 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 doctors 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.

Twiggs is located in Pleasants County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pleasants County: Washington (OH), Ritchie, Tyler & Wood.

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

  DirectionDistance
Pleasants     (The home county for Twiggs)
      Hebron   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Doddridge
      West Union   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Harrison
      Salem   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis
      Camden   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Mannington   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marshall
      Kent   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Pennsboro   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Roane
      Reedy   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tyler
      Friendly   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Wetzel
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Wirt
      Freeport   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wood
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Noble (OH)
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 either 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 Twiggs:

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 Pleasants County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Belmont County (OH):       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 Pleasants 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 Pleasants 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 Twiggs ...

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

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 Twiggs:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Twiggs.
      See our Misc Page for Twiggs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Twiggs. 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Twiggs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Twiggs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twiggs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3976, Longitude: -81.0318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twiggs 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 Twiggs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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