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Westerly, West Virginia

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The location of Westerly

Our Genealogy Helper for Westerly ...

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 Westerly (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 Westerly. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Westerly is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Westerly)
  McDunn   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Pax   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Concho   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Janie   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Keith   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Milltown   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clay   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Acme   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Man   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Banco   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Harper   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bud   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Westerly ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westerly.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sycamore Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sight Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  E High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Robson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Westerly ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westerly.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westerly, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westerly.

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

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

Mossy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westerly
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
Kincaid   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Westerly
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westerly
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Roseville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Westerly
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
Decota   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westerly
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
Powellton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Westerly
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
Acme   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westerly
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Westerly
 - Cirtsville 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 Westerly. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westerly 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 professional and volunteer 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 Westerly:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westerly. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9923, Longitude: -81.3207     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westerly 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 Westerly, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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