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Westover, West Virginia

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The location of Westover

Our Genealogy Helper for Westover ...

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 Westover (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 Westover. 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 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.

Westover 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 Westover. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Westover:

Monongalia     (The home county for Westover)
  Morgantown   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Granville   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Star City   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Despard   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gore   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Albright   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bane   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barker   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Isabella (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Republic (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Oliver (PA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beallsville (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marianna (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Daisytown (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  California (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coal Center (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Allenport (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Scenery Hill (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Speers (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stockdale (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
  North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monessen (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Smithton (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Scottdale (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Newton (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Westover ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westover.

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

Distance &

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Westover ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westover.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Westover. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Westover and those printed in the larger area surrounding Westover.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 11 miles [17.7 km] of Westover.

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

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

Morgantown   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Westover
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,547 people in 2017)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
Laurel Point   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Westover
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point had a post office and no railroad service
Randall   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Westover
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
Maidsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Westover
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Maidsville had a post office and no railroad service
Uffington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Westover
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Uffington had a post office and railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Westover
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Dellslow   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westover
 - Dellslow had a post office and no railroad service
Little Falls   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westover
 - Little Falls 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 Westover. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westover in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Westover:

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



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Tucker County:     Cyndi's



Wetzel County:     Cyndi's



Garrett County (MD):     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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6359, Longitude: -79.9677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westover 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 Westover, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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