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Wesley, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wesley ...

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

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

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Athens (OH), Meigs (OH), Washington (OH), Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wirt.

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

Wood     (The home county for Wesley)
  Lubeck   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]<2>
  Washington   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Slate   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mason   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baden   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leon   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Armadale (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Amesville (OH)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Athens (OH)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  The Plains (OH)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Albany (OH)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chauncey (OH)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jacksonville (OH)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alice (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ewington (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hocking (OH)
  Murray City (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Candy Town (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Pittsburg (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Town (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sand Run (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Morgan (OH)
  Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stockport (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Malta (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McConnelsville (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morganville (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Noble (OH)
  Dungannon (OH)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dexter City (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Olive Green (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Caldwell (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Perry (OH)
  Corning (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chapel Hill (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rendville (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hemlock (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  San Toy (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Straitsville (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shawnee (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vinton (OH)
  Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hope (OH) - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Zaleski (OH)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dundas (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  McArthur (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Devola (OH)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beverly (OH)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lowell (OH)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Macksburg (OH)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wesley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wesley.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Bethany Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  W Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hockingport Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Engels Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ft. Belleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New England Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lyndon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Heiney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flatwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kibble Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wigal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grogan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickenbottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Newberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weatherby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Reedsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Congrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Seebaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fleak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Keenan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hofmann Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Weaser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Munchmeyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meldahl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Coolville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Torch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Torch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Torch Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hawley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Isabelle Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wadesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beckwith Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NNE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Hocking Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coolville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swain Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wigal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lubeck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDougle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Neale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vanderhoof Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tuppers Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Twomey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edelen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Decatur Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Troy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Massar & Koenig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Worthen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cowdery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Keno Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Logston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vanhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pond Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tracewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maddox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE River Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lottridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW DeWitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Braham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Naylor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Centennial Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Cedarville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rockland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Decatur Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ridenour Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rainbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wheaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Decatur Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Central Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ladd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barrows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barrows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carthage Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fish Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bentz Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wesley ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wesley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wesley, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wesley.

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.

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

Hockingport (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Wesley
 - 1895 population of 198 people
 - Hockingport had a post office and no railroad service
Youba (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wesley
 - Youba had a post office and no railroad service
New England   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wesley
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - New England had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wesley
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Belleville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Wesley
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Belleville had a post office and railroad service
Armenia (OH) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Armenia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wesley
 - Armenia had a post office and no railroad service
Torch (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Wesley
 - 1895 population of 144 people
 - Torch had a post office and railroad service
Reedsville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wesley
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Reedsville had a post office and no railroad service
Eli   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wesley
 - Eli had a post office and no railroad service
Coolville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wesley
 - 1895 population of 330 people (with 498 people in 2017)
 - Coolville had a post office and no railroad service
Manganese - Historic   [Map]
 - While Manganese was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wesley
 - Manganese 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 Wesley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wesley in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Wesley:

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 Wood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Pleasants County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Ritchie County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Hocking County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's



Morgan County (OH):     Cyndi's



Noble County (OH):     Cyndi's



Perry County (OH):     Cyndi's



Vinton County (OH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wesley ...

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

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 Wesley:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Wesley. See our Misc Page for Wesley for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wood County:

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 Wesley, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wesley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wesley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1784, Longitude: -81.7332     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wesley 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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