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Our Genealogical Helper for Whitehall ...

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 Whitehall (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 Whitehall. 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 Whitehall ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitehall.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whitehall, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whitehall.

Cemeteries Near Whitehall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitehall.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sunny View Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Virginia National Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bunners Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barrickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ministers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW View Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackshere Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grafton National Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grafton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bluemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Amnon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoodsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffin 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.<2>

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

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

Bentons Ferry   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Whitehall
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Bentons Ferry had a post office and railroad service
Boothsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Whitehall
 - 1895 population of 223 people
 - Boothsville had a post office and no railroad service
Monongah   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whitehall
 - Monongah had a post office and railroad service
Gaston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Whitehall
 - Gaston had railroad service and no post office
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Whitehall
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Adamsville had a post office and no railroad service
Colfax   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whitehall
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
Gaston Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitehall
 - Gaston Junction had railroad service and no post office
Watson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitehall
 - Watson had a post office and railroad service
Thoburn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitehall
 - Thoburn had a post office and no railroad service
Everson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitehall
 - Everson had a post office and no railroad service
Oreide   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Whitehall
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Oreide 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 Whitehall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whitehall 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 southwest 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 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.

Whitehall is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Harrison, Monongalia, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

Marion     (The home county for Whitehall)
      Monongah   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Republic (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Whitehall:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion 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 that begins in Whitehall. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitehall) 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 Whitehall. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitehall

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitehall. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4243, Longitude: -80.1887     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitehall 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 Whitehall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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