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Our Genealogical Helper for Wells ...

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

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

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wells.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wells, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wells.

Cemeteries Near Wells ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wells.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Hall - Doty - Lewis - Bruhn - Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Strope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Hubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCabe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fall Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clouston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Freedom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ridge Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Board Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Slonaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jolliffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Strosnider Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fork Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fork Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McNicholas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brushy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rock Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fletcher - Earliwine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bane Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beelers Station Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fork Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Littleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dunkard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rulong - Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blairs Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Seller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Schess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wolf Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cecil Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Yoho Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE East View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shriver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stottlemeier Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hundred Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Centennial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE McDay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Waymans Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wolf Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jefferson - Staniford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fredonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Buchanan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dulaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Long Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Horner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lazear Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylors Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hobart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rine - Yoho 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.

Wells 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 Wells, with the one closest to Wells listed first.

Kausooth   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Kausooth had a post office and no railroad service
Adaline   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Adaline had a post office and no railroad service
Bellton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Bellton had a post office and railroad service
Bannen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Bannen had a post office and no railroad service
Cameron   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 776 people (with 871 people in 2017)
 - Cameron had a post office and railroad service
Loudenville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Loudenville had a post office and railroad service
Howard - Historic   [Map]
 - While Howard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wells
 - Howard had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Easton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Glen Easton had a post office and railroad service
Millsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wells
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Millsboro 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 Wells. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wells 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Belmont (OH), Monroe (OH), Greene (PA), Washington (PA), Ohio & Wetzel.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Wells)
      Adaline   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Windsor Heights   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bethany   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beech Bottom   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dutch Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shank Town   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wellsburg   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hooverson Heights   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Follansbee   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Union   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gore   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Granville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Osage   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Star City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Liberty   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barker   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bane   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Barton (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Yorkville (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blainesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Guernsey (OH)
      Fairview (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quaker City (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harrison (OH)
      Harrisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adena (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Athens (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blairmont (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cadiz (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hopedale (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jefferson (OH)
      Highland City (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tiltonsville (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rayland (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Pleasant (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dillonvale (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Olszeski Town (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Alexandria (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithfield (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Glen (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bloomingdale (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Noble (OH)
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Luzerne (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Republic (PA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hiller (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brownsville (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (PA)
      West Alexander (PA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coon Island (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Claysville (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bentleyville (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Hills (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Middletown (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Independence (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Washington (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wolfdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Washington (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Wells:

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brooke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison 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    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey 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    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       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    
Washington 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 Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Marshall 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 Wells ...

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

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 Wells:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Wells.
      See our Misc Page for Wells for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Marshall 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 Wells, 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 'straight-line' distance beginning in Wells. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wells) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7829, Longitude: -80.5923     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wells 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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