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Vaucluse, West Virginia

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Our Genealogical Helper for Vaucluse ...

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 Vaucluse (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 Vaucluse. 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 Vaucluse ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vaucluse.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vaucluse, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vaucluse.

Cemeteries Near Vaucluse ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vaucluse.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Beech Grove United Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Calcutta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clay Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lamp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kinderhook Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Ingram Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Independence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lower Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nine Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holdren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bowersock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Harness Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McMullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moss Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Dutch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beech Grove Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawrence Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corbin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Middle Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Layfields Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pt. Pleasant Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W East Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sharp - Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ludlow Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ludwig Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rexroach Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Muskingum Valley Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lynch Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W River View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kinnaird 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 in 1895, Vaucluse had railroad service and no post office.

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

Belmont   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vaucluse
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 876 people in 2017)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Marys   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Vaucluse
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,787 people in 2017)
 - Saint Marys had a post office and railroad service
Newell Run (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Vaucluse
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Newell Run had a post office and no railroad service
Eureka   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vaucluse
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Eureka had a post office and railroad service
Murphy (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vaucluse
 - Murphy had a post office and no railroad service
Calcutta   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Vaucluse
 - Calcutta had a post office and no railroad service
DeLong   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Vaucluse
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - DeLong had a post office and no railroad service
Grape Island   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vaucluse
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Grape Island had a post office and railroad service
Willow Island   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vaucluse
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Willow Island 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 Vaucluse. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vaucluse 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 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.

Vaucluse 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 Vaucluse. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Vaucluse:

Pleasants     (The home county for Vaucluse)
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Belmont   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Hebron   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Union   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Guernsey (OH)
      Senecaville (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cumberland (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant City (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quaker City (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bluebell (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Morgan (OH)
      Stockport (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McConnelsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Malta (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dungannon (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (OH)
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 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 Vaucluse:

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    
Jackson 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    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan 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     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Vaucluse ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaucluse. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3848, Longitude: -81.2315     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vaucluse 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:

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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 Vaucluse, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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