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Our Genealogical Helper for Werth ...

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 Werth (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 Werth. 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 Werth ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Werth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Werth, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Werth.

Cemeteries Near Werth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Werth.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Little Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spruce Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Groves Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Ward Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Mountain Trail Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W McCutchin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Downtain Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Acree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Duling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tinnel / Mollohan Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kyle 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 Werth in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Werth.

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

Persinger   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Werth
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Persinger had a post office and no railroad service
Hookersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Werth
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Hookersville had a post office and no railroad service
Muddlety   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Werth
 - Muddlety had a post office and no railroad service
Craigsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Werth
 - Craigsville had a post office and no railroad service
Delphi   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Werth
 - Delphi had a post office and no railroad service
Strouds   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Werth
 - Strouds had a post office and no railroad service
Enon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Werth
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
Birch River   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Werth
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Birch River 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 Werth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Werth 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Werth is located in Nicholas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nicholas County: Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha & Webster.

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

Nicholas     (The home county for Werth)
      Muddlety   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clem   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hines   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vale   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falling Spring   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Unus   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Frankford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Handley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buckeye   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Edray   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marlinton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thorny Creek   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Werth:

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 Nicholas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Werth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3551, Longitude: -80.7540     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Werth 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 Werth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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