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Our Genealogy Helper for Welton ...

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 Welton (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 Welton. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Welton is primarily located in Grant County. A portion of Welton extends into Hardy County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant County: Garrett (MD), Hardy, Mineral, Pendleton & Tucker.

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

Grant     (The home county for Welton)
  Petersburg   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Arthur   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Romney   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Augusta   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ritters   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Three Churches   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Slanesville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Capon Bridge   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Moorefield   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lost City   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Baker   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Wardensville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hartmansville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elk Garden   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Creek   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Keyser   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fort Ashby   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brushy Run   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Onego   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Circleville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harman   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Canaan Valley   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Davis   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hambleton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Allegany (MD)
  Luke (MD)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Westernport (MD)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Barton (MD)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nikep (MD)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rawlings (MD)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bloomington (MD)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harrisonburg City (VA)
  Harrisonburg (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rockingham (VA)
  Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Turleytown (VA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Broadway (VA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Timberville (VA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Plains Mill (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Singers Glen (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mayland (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Linville (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lacey Spring (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hinton (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coakley Town (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
  Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Edinburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodstock (VA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Market (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Strasburg (VA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Welton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Welton.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W South Branch Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Burlington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  E New Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  S Corbin Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crab Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Welton ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Welton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Welton, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Welton.

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

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

Petersburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Welton
 - 1895 population of 325 people (with 2,593 people in 2017)
 - Petersburg had a post office and no railroad service
Arthur   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Welton
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Arthur had a post office and no railroad service
Seymourville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Welton
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Seymourville had a post office and no railroad service
Masonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Welton
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Masonville had a post office and no railroad service
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Welton
 - 1895 population of 495 people (with 2,433 people in 2017)
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
Pansy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Welton
 - Pansy had a post office and no railroad service
Maysville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Welton
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
Lahmansville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Welton
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Lahmansville had a post office and no railroad service
Seemly - Historic   [Map]
 - While Seemly was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Welton
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Seemly 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 Welton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Welton 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 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 - 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 Welton:

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 Grant County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hampshire County:     Cyndi's



Hardy County:     Cyndi's



Mineral County:     Cyndi's



Pendleton County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Tucker County:     Cyndi's



Allegany County (MD):     Cyndi's



Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's



Harrisonburg City (VA):     Cyndi's


Rockingham County (VA):     Cyndi's



Shenandoah County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Grant County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0018, Longitude: -79.0850     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Welton 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 Welton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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