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West Virginia Central Junction, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for West Virginia Central Junction ...

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 Virginia Central Junction (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 Virginia Central Junction. 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 Virginia Central Junction ...

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 Virginia Central Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Virginia Central Junction: W. Virginia Central Jct. (or less commonly used: W. Virginia Central Jctn.)

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

West Virginia Central Junction is located in Mineral County.

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

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

Mineral     (The home county for West Virginia Central Junction)
  Piedmont   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Keyser   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  New Creek   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Elk Garden   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hartmansville   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fort Ashby   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carpendale   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Wiley Ford   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ridgeley   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arthur   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ritters   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Romney   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Three Churches   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Augusta   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Slanesville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Capon Bridge   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Moorefield   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baker   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wardensville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lost City   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Paw Paw   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Albright   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Davis   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Canaan Valley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegany (MD)
  Luke (MD)   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Westernport (MD)   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Barton (MD)   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Nikep (MD)   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Klondike (MD)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Midland (MD)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rawlings (MD)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Woodland (MD)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Midlothian (MD)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Loarville (MD)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pinto (MD)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Bloomington (MD)   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grantsville (MD)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bedford (PA)
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hyndman (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ohiopyle (PA)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Salisbury (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Callimont (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Glade City (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hays Mill (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Garrett (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Casselman (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairhope (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near West Virginia Central Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Virginia Central Junction.

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 Virginia Central Junction covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Bloomington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Peters Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Old St. Peter's Catholic   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Warnick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sinkler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thomas Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Tichnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Duckworth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Gabriels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Manor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kitzmiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meadow View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dayton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Moscow Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barlett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Potomac Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Queens Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sulter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tasker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Urice & Kerns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gerstell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Waxler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kitzmiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nethkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kalbough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rawlings Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cabin Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Umstot Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mead Chapel Biser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Kitzmiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE John Liller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Delawder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Coney Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP<3>]  
  WNW North Glade Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swanton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stone Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roderick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Culp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hutson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pritts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Georges Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in West Virginia Central Junction ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Virginia Central Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Virginia Central Junction, 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 Virginia Central Junction.

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 in 1895, West Virginia Central Junction had railroad service and no post office.

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

Westernport (MD)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from West Virginia Central Junction
 - 1895 population of 1,526 people (with 1,767 people in 2017)
 - Westernport had a post office and railroad service
Warnocks   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Virginia Central Junction
 - Warnocks had railroad service and no post office
Windom - Historic   [Map]
 - While Windom was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Virginia Central Junction
 - Windom had a post office and railroad service
Barnum   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Virginia Central Junction
 - Barnum had a post office and railroad service
Keyser   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Virginia Central Junction
 - 1895 population of 2,165 people (with 5,077 people in 2017)
 - Keyser had a post office and railroad service
Barton (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Virginia Central Junction
 - 1895 population of 1,287 people (with 432 people in 2017)
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Shaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Virginia Central Junction
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Shaw had a post office and railroad service
Floyd (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Virginia Central Junction
 - Floyd had a post office and no railroad service
Dawson (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from West Virginia Central Junction
 - Dawson had a post office and 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 Virginia Central Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Virginia Central Junction 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 - 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 West Virginia Central Junction:

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 Mineral County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:     Cyndi's



Hampshire County:     Cyndi's



Hardy County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Tucker County:     Cyndi's



Allegany County (MD):     Cyndi's



Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's



Bedford County (PA):     Cyndi's



Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's



Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Virginia Central Junction:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Virginia Central Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Virginia Central Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4715, Longitude: -79.0611     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Virginia Central Junction 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>The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MIHP (for the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties). More information about the MHT and MIHP 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 Virginia Central Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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