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Our Genealogical Helper for Waggy ...

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

We've added Waggy to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Waggy, 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 Waggy (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 Waggy. 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 Waggy ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waggy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waggy, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Waggy.

Cemeteries Near Waggy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waggy.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Barnett Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tinnel / Mollohan Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCourt - Cogar Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baker Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Centralia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Canfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Columbus McCourt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clifton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Middle Run Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Camden Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lynch Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holly River Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Braxton County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bealls Mill 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 Waggy in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Waggy.

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

Boggs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Waggy
 - Boggs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Birch   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waggy
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birch River   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Waggy
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waggy
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bakers Run   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waggy
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bakers Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Waggy
 - Halo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herold   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Waggy
 - Herold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delphi   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Waggy
 - Delphi 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 Waggy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waggy 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nicholas County: Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha & Webster.

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

  DirectionDistance
Nicholas     (The home county for Waggy)
      Craigsville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Braxton
      Canfield   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clem   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Mudfork   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Clay
      Harrison   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Fayette
      Ansted   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hines   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falling Spring   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kanawha
      Clendenin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lewis
      Cox Town   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edray   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buckeye   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marlinton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thorny Creek   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cass   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Helvetia   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Upshur
      Goshen   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Webster
      Erbacon   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

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 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 Waggy:

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 Nicholas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas 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    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community in West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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



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 Waggy, 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Waggy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waggy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waggy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5318, Longitude: -80.6529     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waggy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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