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Walker, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Walker ...

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 Walker (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 Walker. 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 hospitals 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.

Walker is located in Wood County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Athens (OH), Meigs (OH), Washington (OH), Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wirt.

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

Wood     (The home county for Walker)
  Slate   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Kanawha   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lubeck   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Orma   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  West Union   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mason   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baden   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Friendly   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sistersville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Paden City   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Armadale (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Amesville (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Athens (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
  Graysville (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stafford (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Antioch (OH)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plainview (OH)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Morgan (OH)
  Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stockport (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Noble (OH)
  Dungannon (OH)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dexter City (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Caldwell (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Olive Green (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Devola (OH)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lowell (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grandview (OH)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Matamoras (OH)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beverly (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Macksburg (OH)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Walker ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Walker.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Beha Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Farr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Vaught Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Leachtown Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kanawha Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fought Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Everly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenhill Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rizer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Caplinger Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Freeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kanawha United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wells - Seaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Red Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ross - McCardle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kincheloe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tracewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beauchamp - Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Middle Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vandevier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Two Ripple Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Twist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Metz Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elfritz Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goose Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corbin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rexroach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Newland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McMullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dils Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Heck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harness Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arlington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Woodyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Xaviers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holliday Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tavenner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sams Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Walker ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Walker.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walker, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walker.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Walker had a population of 27 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Freeport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
Eaton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Walker
 - Eaton had railroad service and no post office
Dallison   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Walker
 - Dallison had a post office and no railroad service
Leachtown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Leachtown had a post office and no railroad service
Slate   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Slate had a post office and no railroad service
Newark   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Newark had a post office and no railroad service
Deerwalk   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Deerwalk had a post office and no railroad service
Chesterville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 94 people
 - Chesterville 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 Walker. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walker in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Walker:

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 Wood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Doddridge County:     Cyndi's



Gilmer County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Pleasants County:     Cyndi's



Ritchie County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Tyler County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's



Monroe County (OH):     Cyndi's



Morgan County (OH):     Cyndi's



Noble County (OH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Walker ...

While our initial data about Walker came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Walker in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Walker.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Walker:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Walker. See our Misc Page for Walker for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Walker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1792, Longitude: -81.3840     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker 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 Walker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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