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West Van Voorhis, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for West Van Voorhis ...

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 Van Voorhis (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 Van Voorhis. 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 Van Voorhis ...

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 Van Voorhis.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Van Voorhis: W. Van Voorhis

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 and hospitals 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 Van Voorhis is located in Monongalia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monongalia County: Fayette (PA), Greene (PA), Marion, Preston, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

Monongalia     (The home county for West Van Voorhis)
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Star City   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Westover   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Granville   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Osage   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Despard   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gore   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Albright   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bane   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Barker   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Allegheny (PA)
  Elizabeth (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  West Elizabeth (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Isabella (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Republic (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Beallsville (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Marianna (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Daisytown (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  California (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coal Center (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Allenport (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elco (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Long Branch (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
  North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Monessen (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Smithton (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Scottdale (PA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Newton (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sutersville (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Pleasant (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Joy (PA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hunker (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near West Van Voorhis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Van Voorhis.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Everley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Monongalia County Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ft. Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crichfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lazzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Pt. Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lawnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jennewine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wolfs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beverly Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Linton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Everly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Furman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cagey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lough - Teagarden - Cordray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dents Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nuce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liming Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW South Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Lemley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barrackman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Monongahela Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mason Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Ache Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Troy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shriver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mooresville Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in West Van Voorhis ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Van Voorhis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Van Voorhis, 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 West Van Voorhis.

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

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

Maidsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from West Van Voorhis
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Maidsville had a post office and no railroad service
Randall   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Van Voorhis
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
Stewartstown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Van Voorhis
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Stewartstown had a post office and no railroad service
Morgantown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from West Van Voorhis
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,547 people in 2017)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Van Voorhis
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Bowlby   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Van Voorhis
 - Bowlby had a post office and no railroad service
Dunkard (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Van Voorhis
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Dunkard had a post office and no railroad service
Point Marion (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Van Voorhis
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 1,117 people in 2017)
 - Point Marion had a post office and no railroad service
Dilliner (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Van Voorhis
 - Dilliner had a post office and no railroad service
Laurel Point   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Van Voorhis
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point 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 Van Voorhis. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Van Voorhis 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 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 Van Voorhis:

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 Monongalia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Wetzel County:     Cyndi's



Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's



Allegheny County (PA):     Cyndi's



Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's



Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's



Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's



Washington County (PA):     Cyndi's



Westmoreland County (PA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Van Voorhis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Van Voorhis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6854, Longitude: -79.9509     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Van Voorhis 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 West Van Voorhis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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