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Wainville, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wainville ...

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 Wainville (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 Wainville. 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 northeast 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 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.

Wainville is located in Webster County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Webster County: Braxton, Greenbrier, Lewis, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Randolph & Upshur.

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

Webster     (The home county for Wainville)
  Erbacon   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Cowen   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Addison   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clem   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Orma   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clay   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hines   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Falling Spring   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Unus   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Frankford   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Camden   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Weston   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Slaty Fork   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Edray   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marlinton   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Thorny Creek   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cass   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Durbin   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Green Bank   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Helvetia   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mingo   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Huttonsville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mill Creek   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 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   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wainville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wainville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnett Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Handschumacher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lynch Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCourt - Cogar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Adam Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Columbus McCourt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holly River Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clifton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Centralia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dunlap Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tinnel / Mollohan Family Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wainville ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wainville.

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

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 Wainville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wainville.

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

Boggs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wainville
 - Boggs had a post office and no railroad service
Halo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wainville
 - Halo had a post office and no railroad service
Welch Glade   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Wainville
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Welch Glade had a post office and no railroad service
Upperglade   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wainville
 - Upperglade had a post office and no railroad service
Strouds   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wainville
 - Strouds had a post office and no railroad service
Delphi   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wainville
 - Delphi had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Wainville
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 688 people in 2017)
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Diana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wainville
 - Diana had a post office and no railroad service
Little Birch   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wainville
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch 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 Wainville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wainville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Wainville:

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 Webster County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Webster County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Webster 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 ...

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About Webster County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wainville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4915, Longitude: -80.5729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wainville 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 Wainville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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