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Weirwood, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Weirwood ...

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 Weirwood (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 Weirwood. 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 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.

Weirwood is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Weirwood)
  Pax   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Mount Hope   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Janie   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Keith   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clay   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Banco   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Harper   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bud   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Weirwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weirwood.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S William Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wright Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Weirwood ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weirwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Weirwood, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Weirwood.

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 Weirwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Weirwood.

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

Roseville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Weirwood
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Weirwood
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Weirwood
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Prosperity   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Weirwood
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Weirwood
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Mossy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Weirwood
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Weirwood
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Weirwood
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek 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 Weirwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Weirwood 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 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 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 Weirwood:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Logan 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    
Mingo 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    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weirwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8948, Longitude: -81.2704     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weirwood 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 Weirwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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