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Our Genealogical Helper for Wabash ...

So far, we have found very little information about Wabash. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Wabash to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Wabash, please Contact Us.

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 Wabash (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 Wabash. 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 Wabash ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wabash.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wabash, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wabash.

Cemeteries Near Wabash ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wabash.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kitzmiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blackburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kalbough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nethkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Bray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tasker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kitzmiller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Schaeffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Paughs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Doll Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kitzmiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Upole Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harvey - Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Knobley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Manor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Ferrbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sinkler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chisholm - Nydegger Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bayard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Georges Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thomas Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tichnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beckman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mayle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lish Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Moreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Canon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hull - Utta Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E John Liller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warnick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Deer Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wonderly 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.

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

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

Hartmansville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wabash
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hartmansville had a post office and no railroad service
Harrison   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wabash
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Storm   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wabash
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Mount Storm had a post office and no railroad service
Laurel Dale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wabash
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Laurel Dale had a post office and no railroad service
Elk Garden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wabash
 - 1895 population of 723 people (with 220 people in 2017)
 - Elk Garden had a post office and railroad service
Blaine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Wabash
 - Blaine had a post office and railroad service
Schell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wabash
 - Schell had a post office and railroad service
Chaffee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Wabash
 - Chaffee had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wabash. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wabash 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Wabash is historic, it would have been located within present day Mineral County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mineral County: Allegany (MD), Garrett (MD), Grant, Hampshire & Hardy.

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

Mineral     (The home county for Wabash)
      Hartmansville   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Sulphur City   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Romney   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lost City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brushy Run   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Onego   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albright   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harman   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Davis   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Luke (MD)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Westernport (MD)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barton (MD)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nikep (MD)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Midland (MD)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Klondike (MD)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodland (MD)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midlothian (MD)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grantsville (MD)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ohiopyle (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Salisbury (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ursina (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Confluence (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Callimont (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glade City (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garrett (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hays Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Casselman (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockwood (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fairhope (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Wabash:

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 Mineral County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pendleton 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    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset 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 Mineral County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mineral 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mineral County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Wabash, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Wabash. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wabash) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wabash. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3279, Longitude: -79.1817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wabash have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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