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Whipple, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Whipple ...

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 Whipple (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 Whipple. 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 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.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Whipple)
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Harvey   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Concho   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pax   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Janie   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Keith   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clay   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Acme   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Handley   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bud   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Whipple ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whipple.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Huse Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  S W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Artie Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Whipple ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whipple.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whipple, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whipple.

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

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

Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whipple
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Whipple
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Thurmond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Whipple
 - Thurmond had a post office and railroad service
Roseville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Whipple
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
Dimmock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Whipple
 - Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
Rush Run - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Whipple
 - Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
Claremont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whipple
 - Claremont had a post office and railroad service
Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stonecliff was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Whipple
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Stonecliff had a post office and railroad service
Beury   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Whipple
 - Beury had a post office and no railroad service
Gatewood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whipple
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
Dempsey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Whipple
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
Mossy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Whipple
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whipple
 - 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 Whipple. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whipple in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Whipple:

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



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Monroe 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 ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whipple. 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- Whipple) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whipple. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9618, Longitude: -81.1659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whipple 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 Whipple, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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