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Our Genealogical Helper for Weirton ...

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 Weirton (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 Weirton. 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 the area of Weirton ...

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 91 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weirton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Weirton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Weirton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Weirton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> of Weirton.

Cemeteries Near Weirton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weirton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Three Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Highland Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Holy Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bnai Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mingo Junction Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Island Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Island Creek Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coulter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Wintersville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cross Creek Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Ft. Steuben Burial Estates   [Map]     
  SSW Georges Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cross Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sugar Grove Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Two Ridges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Brooke Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flats Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Shelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Osage Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW New Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW New Somerset Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Somerset Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carne Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nessly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buckingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McClelland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Quaker 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>

While we didn't find Weirton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Weirton.

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

Alikanna (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Weirton
 - Alikanna had a post office and railroad service
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Weirton
 - 1895 population of 13,394 people (with 18,003 people in 2017)
 - Steubenville had a post office and railroad service
Toronto (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Weirton
 - 1895 population of 1,822 people (with 4,814 people in 2017)
 - Toronto had a post office and railroad service
Colliers   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Weirton
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Colliers had a post office and railroad service
Markle (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Weirton
 - Markle had a post office and no railroad service
Zalia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Weirton
 - Zalia had railroad service and no post office
Paris (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Weirton
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Paris had a post office and no railroad service
Calumet (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Weirton
 - Calumet 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 Weirton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Weirton 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Weirton is primarily located in Hancock County. A portion of Weirton extends into Brooke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hancock County: Columbiana (OH), Jefferson (OH), Beaver (PA), Washington (PA) & Brooke.

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

Hancock     (The home county for Weirton)
      New Cumberland   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairhaven   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chester   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lawrenceville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Follansbee   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hooverson Heights   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Wellsburg   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dutch Town   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shank Town   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beech Bottom   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bethany   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Windsor Heights   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Liberty   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Yorkville (OH)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barton (OH)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blainesville (OH)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flushing (OH)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Hill (OH)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Carroll (OH)
      Carrollton (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leesville (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dellroy (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valleyview (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minerva (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sherrodsville (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Atwood Village (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malvern (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Magnolia (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Columbiana (OH)
      Wellsville (OH)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Liverpool (OH)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      La Croft (OH)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glenmoor (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Calcutta (OH)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Salineville (OH)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Point (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summitville (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lisbon (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rogers (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Palestine (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coleman (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kensington (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Harrison (OH)
      Hopedale (OH)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blairmont (OH)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adena (OH)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Narva (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jewett (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harrisville (OH)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cadiz (OH)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      New Athens (OH)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scio (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bowerston (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deersville (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Feed Springs (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Freeport (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jefferson (OH)
      Toronto (OH)   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Wintersville (OH)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Empire (OH)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stratton (OH)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sugar Grove (OH)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Valley Glen (OH)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Alexandria (OH)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Richmond (OH)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cream City (OH)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bloomingdale (OH)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mahoning (OH)
      North Lima (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Middletown (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Damascus (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westville (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stark (OH)
      Waynesburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tuscarawas (OH)
      Dennison (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roswell (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Uhrichsville (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegheny (PA)
      Noblestown (PA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakdale (PA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leetsdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coraopolis (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Borough of Glen Osborne (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Osborne (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Edgeworth (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sewickley (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Haysville (PA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bell Acres (PA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sewickley Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bridgeville (PA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Beaver (PA)
      Frankfort Springs (PA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harshaville (PA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hookstown (PA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Georgetown (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glasgow (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Midland (PA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shippingport (PA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gringo (PA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Industry (PA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Esther (PA) - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ohioville (PA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crestmont Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Sheffield (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Butler (PA)
      Fernway (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fox Run (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Seven Fields (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Zelienople (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Callery (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harmony (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mars (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valencia (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Evans City (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greene (PA)
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (PA)
      Enon Valley (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Beaver (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wampum (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellport (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellwood City (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      S N P J (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bessemer (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Jackson (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Energy (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (PA)
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Independence (PA)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burgettstown (PA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Middletown (PA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Midway (PA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      MacDonald (PA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      McDonald (PA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cokeburg (PA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coon Island (PA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Alexander (PA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wolfdale (PA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Claysville (PA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Houston (PA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

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 Weirton:

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 Hancock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brooke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbiana County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mahoning County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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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.

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The official website for Weirton:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Weirton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Weirton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weirton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4090, Longitude: -80.5884     [Map].

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

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