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Our Genealogical Helper for Webster ...

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 Webster (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

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

Newspapers Published in Webster ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Webster.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Webster, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Webster.

Cemeteries Near Webster ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Webster.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Webster covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW West Virginia National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grafton National Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woodsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bluemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grafton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Knottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Current Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Astor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Taylor Drain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Amnon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McConkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oreslip Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Welch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     


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 Webster had a population of 225 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

West Grafton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 810 people
 - West Grafton had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - Simpson had a post office and railroad service
Pleasant Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pleasant Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Pleasant Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Cecil   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cecil had a post office and no railroad service
Grafton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 3,159 people (with 5,077 people in 2017)
 - Grafton had a post office and railroad service
Pruntytown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Pruntytown had a post office and no railroad service
Fetterman   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 557 people
 - Fetterman had a post office and railroad service
Knottsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Webster
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Knottsville 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 Webster. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Webster in the 1890's.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Webster is located in Taylor County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Taylor County: Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia & Preston.

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

Taylor     (The home county for Webster)
      Fetterman   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belington   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Junior   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Despard   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gore   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Granville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Osage   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Star City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albright   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harman   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Davis   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Webster:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Taylor County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Webster ...

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

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 Webster:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Webster.
      See our Misc Page for Webster for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Taylor County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Webster. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2968, Longitude: -80.0454     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Webster 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 Webster, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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