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Westview Estates, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Westview Estates ...

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 Westview Estates (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 Westview Estates. 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 Westview Estates ...

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 Westview Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Westview Estates: Westview Ests.

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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Westview Estates is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

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

Putnam     (The home county for Westview Estates)
  Hurricane   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Teays Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Poca   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Layville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morrisvale   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Julian   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lory   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Milton   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sod   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Harts   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Banco   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Logan   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Holden   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Upland   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Leon   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Baden   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ceredo   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kenova   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Boyd (KY)
  Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Durbin (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ashland (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Millseat (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Westwood (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rush (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenup (KY)
  Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Russell (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Raceland (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Worthington (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Buchanan (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Louisa (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stringtown (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bolton (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Five Forks (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Goldie (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Estep (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burlington (OH)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  South Point (OH)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ironton (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vernon (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Westview Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westview Estates.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Culloden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trace Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lundsford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapman Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harveys Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Staten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maupin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Enom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Love Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arthur Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blue Sulphur Burial Park   [Map]     
  W Mud River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Westview Estates ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westview Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westview Estates, 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 Westview Estates.

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.<2>

While we didn't find Westview Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westview Estates.

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

Hurricane   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Westview Estates
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
Nye   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Westview Estates
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
Teays   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Westview Estates
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
Milton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westview Estates
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 2,612 people in 2017)
 - Milton had a post office and railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Westview Estates
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Westview Estates
 - Portersville had a post office and no railroad service
Fudges Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Westview Estates
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fudges Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Swann   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Westview Estates
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Swann 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 Westview Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westview Estates 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 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 - 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 Westview Estates:

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 Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Boyd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Greenup County (KY):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westview Estates. 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 from Point A (ie- Westview Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westview Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4151, Longitude: -82.0407     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westview Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Westview Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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