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Our Genealogical Helper for Viropa ...

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 Viropa (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 Viropa. 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 Viropa ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Viropa.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Viropa, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Viropa.

Cemeteries Near Viropa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Viropa.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elizabeth Mason Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whetstone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  W IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scritchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hildreth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Atha Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Schupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mannington Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thorne & Huey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robinson 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>

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

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

Shinnston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Viropa
 - 1895 population of 403 people (with 2,129 people in 2017)
 - Shinnston had a post office and railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Viropa
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Viropa
 - Pine Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Viropa
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Prospect Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Everson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Viropa
 - Everson had a post office and no railroad service
Worthington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Viropa
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 154 people in 2017)
 - Worthington had a post office and railroad service
Sturms Mill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Viropa
 - Sturms Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Lumberport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Viropa
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 848 people in 2017)
 - Lumberport 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 Viropa. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Viropa 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Harrison     (The home county for Viropa)
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Despard   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - although 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 Viropa:

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    
Doddridge 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    
Tucker 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    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       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     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viropa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4115, Longitude: -80.2820     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Viropa 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 Viropa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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