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West Milford, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for West Milford ...

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 West Milford (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 West Milford. 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.

Name Variations for West Milford ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with West Milford.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Milford: W. Milford

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 hospitals and 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.

West Milford is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

Harrison     (The home county for West Milford)
  Lost Creek   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Despard   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gore   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Salem   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Union   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Audra   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Belington   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Junior   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  West Union   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Weston   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mannington   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Womelsdorf   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leadsville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elkins   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Helvetia   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beverly   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mill Creek   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Huttonsville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Paden City   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sistersville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bane   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barker   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Martinsville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near West Milford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Milford.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Post Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  NNE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW McCann Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Straley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jesse Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Day Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gnatty Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Big Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Old Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marshville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gee Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Life Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Smith Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in West Milford ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Milford.

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

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that West Milford had a population of 210 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, West Milford had a population of 609 people.

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

Goodhope   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Goodhope had a post office and no railroad service
Lost Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 474 people in 2017)
 - Lost Creek had a post office and railroad service
Jarvisville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Jarvisville had a post office and no railroad service
Lightburn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Milford
 - Lightburn had a post office and no railroad service
Quiet Dell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Quiet Dell had a post office and no railroad service
Kincheloe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Kincheloe had a post office and no railroad service
Reynoldsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Milford
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and no railroad service
Jane Lew   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 228 people (with 392 people in 2017)
 - Jane Lew had a post office and railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Craigmoor   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Craigmoor had a post office and no railroad service
Wolf Summit   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Wolf Summit had a post office and railroad service
Clarksburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 3,008 people (with 15,621 people in 2017)
 - Clarksburg had a post office and railroad service
Adamston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Adamston had a post office and no railroad service
Wilsonburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
Romines Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Milford
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Romines Mills 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 West Milford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Milford in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 West Milford:

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 Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Braxton County:     Cyndi's



Doddridge County:     Cyndi's



Gilmer County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Monongalia County:     Cyndi's



Pleasants County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Ritchie County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Tucker County:     Cyndi's



Tyler County:     Cyndi's



Upshur County:     Cyndi's



Webster County:     Cyndi's



Wetzel County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 West Milford:

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

We have found West Milford in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for West Milford for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for West Milford. See our Misc Page for West Milford for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Milford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harrison County:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Milford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Milford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Milford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Milford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2044, Longitude: -80.4034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Milford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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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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<4>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 West Milford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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