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Wagoner, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wagoner ...

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 Wagoner (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wagoner. 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.

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 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.

Wagoner is located in 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 Wagoner. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wagoner:

Mineral     (The home county for Wagoner)
  Fort Ashby   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Wiley Ford   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Carpendale   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ridgeley   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Keyser   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  New Creek   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elk Garden   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hartmansville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arden   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bunker Hill   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Inwood   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hedgesville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Martinsburg   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Baker Heights   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bedington   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Arthur   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ritters   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Three Churches   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Slanesville   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Romney   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Augusta   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Capon Bridge   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wardensville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Baker   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Moorefield   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Paw Paw   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bath   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Berryville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Allegany (MD)
  Oldtown (MD)   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cumberland (MD)   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pinto (MD)   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Keifers (MD)   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  La Vale (MD)   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rawlings (MD)   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Flintstone (MD)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Corriganville (MD)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ellerslie (MD)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Loarville (MD)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Bloomington (MD)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grantsville (MD)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MD)
  Hancock (MD)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Big Pool (MD)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bedford (PA)
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hyndman (PA)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Purcell (PA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Manns Choice (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bedford (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ott Town (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Everett (PA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Schellsburg (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wolfsburg (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Dallas (PA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Penn Wood (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Paris (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fulton (PA)
  Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fairhope (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Callimont (PA)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Johnsburg (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Glade City (PA)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hays Mill (PA)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Salisbury (PA)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Berlin (PA)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Garrett (PA)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Baltimore (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shanksville (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Boswell (PA)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Frederick (VA)
  Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  White Hall (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Welltown (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Echo Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stephens City (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Middletown (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winchester City (VA)
  Winchester (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wagoner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wagoner.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Wagoner covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Wesleyan Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Veterans of Foreign Wars Burial Park   [Map]     
  E Oldtown United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oldtown Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hartsock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Inkeep Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abe Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Van Meter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ilechiter Monnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Long Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Reece Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fifty-Four Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robinette Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Eusiva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Meadow Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP<3>]  
  NW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cecil Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Dayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Culp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mineral Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [MIHP]  
  ESE Ginnevan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lease Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wagoner ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wagoner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wagoner, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wagoner.

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.<4>

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

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

Donaldson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wagoner
 - Donaldson had railroad service and no post office
Green Spring   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Wagoner
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Green Spring had a post office and railroad service
Oldtown (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Wagoner
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Oldtown had a post office and no railroad service
Patterson Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wagoner
 - Patterson Creek had railroad service and no post office
Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Wagoner
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
Grace   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wagoner
 - Grace had railroad service and no post office
Levels   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wagoner
 - Levels had a post office and no railroad service
Okonoko   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Wagoner
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Okonoko had a post office and railroad service
Town Creek (MD) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Town Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wagoner
 - Town Creek 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 Wagoner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wagoner in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 it should be mentioned 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 Wagoner:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fulton County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Mineral County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wagoner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5381, Longitude: -78.6722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wagoner 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>The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MIHP (for the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties). More information about the MHT and MIHP can be found on their website:

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<4>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 Wagoner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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