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Our Genealogy Helper for Wasp ...

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 Wasp (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 Wasp. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Wasp is located in Pleasants County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Pleasants     (The home county for Wasp)
  Hebron   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Saint Marys   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Calhoun
  Grantsville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Doddridge
  West Union   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Gilmer
  Glenville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Harrison
  Salem   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gore   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Despard   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis
  Camden   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
  Mannington   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marshall
  Kent   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moundsville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Glen Dale   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Ritchie
  Pennsboro   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Tyler
  Friendly   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sistersville   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Paden City   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Wetzel
  New Martinsville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Barker   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bane   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Wirt
  Freeport   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wood
  Williamstown   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Slate   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
  Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vadis (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Barnesville (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bethesda (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shadyside (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Guernsey (OH)
  Quaker City (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salesville (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
  Antioch (OH)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Plainview (OH)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Graysville (OH)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Stafford (OH)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Clarington (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lewisville (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beallsville (OH)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilson (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Morgan (OH)
  Stockport (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Noble (OH)
  Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dexter City (OH)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Summerfield (OH)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dungannon (OH)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Caldwell (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Batesville (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Olive Green (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Washington (OH)
  Grandview (OH)   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Matamoras (OH)   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Devola (OH)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Macksburg (OH)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lowell (OH)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Beverly (OH)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wasp ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wasp.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holdren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Clay Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Archer's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N New Matamoras Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lamp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nine Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burnthouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Springer Grave   [Map]     
  SE Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Middlebourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Independence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Calcutta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Salem Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mehrley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ludlow Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kinderhook Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buck Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wasp ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wasp.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wasp, 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 Wasp.

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 in 1895, Wasp had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sugar Valley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wasp
 - Sugar Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Twiggs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wasp
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Twiggs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wasp
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shiloh   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wasp
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lytton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lytton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wasp
 - Lytton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wick   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wasp
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Wick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bert   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wasp
 - Bert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Long Reach   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wasp
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Long Reach had a post office and railroad service
 
Union Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wasp
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Union Mills 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 Wasp. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wasp in the 1890's.

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 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 - 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 Wasp:

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 Pleasants County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tyler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wirt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Belmont County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guernsey County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Noble County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Pleasants County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Pleasants 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 ...
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wasp ...

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

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 Wasp:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wasp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wasp. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4301, Longitude: -81.0440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wasp 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Wasp, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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