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Our Genealogical Helper for White ...

So far, we have found very little information about White. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added White to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with White, please Contact Us.




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 White (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for White. 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.

Newspapers Published in White ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around White.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of White, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for White.

Cemeteries Near White ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of White.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 White covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  E North Fork Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  N Kerns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NNE Flanagan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Flanagan Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Teter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beverly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Iser Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stalnaker Cemetery   [Map]     


       

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.

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

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

Osceola   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from White
 - Osceola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Job   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from White
 - Job had a post office and no railroad service
 
Circleville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from White
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Circleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glady   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Glady had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macksville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from White
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Macksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Run   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from White
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Dry Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alpena   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from White
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Alpena had a post office and no railroad service
 
Faulkner   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White
 - Faulkner 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 White. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White in the 1890's.

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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of White is historic, it would have been located within present day Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Tucker, Upshur & Webster.

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

  DirectionDistance
Randolph     (The home county for White)
      Harman   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Barbour
      Junior   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belington   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Audra   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grant
      Petersburg   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hardy
      Moorefield   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pendleton
      Circleville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Onego   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harper   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brushy Run   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Thornwood   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Frank   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Durbin   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Green Bank   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cass   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Preston
      Aurora   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tucker
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Davis   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Upshur
      Gormley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Augusta (VA)
      Stokesville (VA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Bath (VA)
      Bolar (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Highland (VA)
      Monterey (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Rockingham (VA)
      Briery Branch (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ottobine (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Singers Glen (VA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hinton (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coakley Town (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 White:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pendleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Augusta County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bath County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Highland County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockingham County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Randolph 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 Diaster Stories for ...
      Maryland
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 White, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in White. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- White) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7654, Longitude: -79.5792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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: findagrave.com.

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This page was last modified: 24 Sep 2018
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