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Warford, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Warford ...

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

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

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Summers County: Giles (VA), Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe & Raleigh.

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

Summers     (The home county for Warford)
  Forest Hill   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<2>
  Bellepoint   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Concho   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Vale   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ronceverte   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fairlea   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hines   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clendenenville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gary   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Welch   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Davy   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Helen   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bud   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Montgomery (VA)
  Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Merrimac (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pulaski (VA)
  Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dublin (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pulaski (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Radford City (VA)
  New Town (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Radford (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mill Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Radford Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wythe (VA)
  Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Warford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Warford.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Farley Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Cashes Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Lilly - Crews Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ESE Mt. Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE New Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Restwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Upland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Warford ...

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 Warford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Warford, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Warford.

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.

Warford itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Crumps Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Warford
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
True   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Warford
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True had a post office and no railroad service
Pipestem   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Warford
 - Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
Mercers Saltworks - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mercers Saltworks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Warford
 - Mercers Saltworks had a post office and no railroad service
Indian Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Warford
 - Indian Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Neponset   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Warford
 - Neponset had a post office and no railroad service
Ellison   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Warford
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
Forest Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Warford
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Forest Hill 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 Warford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Warford 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 helpful 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 Warford:

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 Summers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pulaski County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Radford City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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 Warford ...

While our initial data about Warford came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Warford 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 Warford.

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 Warford:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Warford. See our Misc Page for Warford for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Warford, 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 '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- Warford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Warford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5376, Longitude: -80.9048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Warford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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