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Our Genealogical Helper for Widemouth ...

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

We've added Widemouth to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Widemouth, 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 Widemouth (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 Widemouth. 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 Widemouth ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Widemouth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Widemouth, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Widemouth.

Cemeteries Near Widemouth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Widemouth.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Matoaka Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Herndon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robinett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shrader Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sandlick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bud Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hickory Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Algoma Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Hollinsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coopers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Isaac Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Poe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Restlawn Memorial Estate   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall - Gott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Swim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Music Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pocahontas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bryant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rye Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Delp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Doyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SE Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brammer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  W Rotenberry 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 Widemouth in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Widemouth.

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

Pinoak   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Widemouth
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
Lashmeet   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Widemouth
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
Egeria   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Widemouth
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Widemouth
 - Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
Flipping   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Widemouth
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Flipping had railroad service and no post office
Duhring   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Widemouth
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service
Spanishburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Widemouth
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
Ennis   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Widemouth
 - Ennis 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 Widemouth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Widemouth 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 hospitals 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 Widemouth is historic, it would have been located within present day Mercer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mercer County: Bland (VA), Giles (VA), Tazewell (VA), McDowell, Raleigh, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Mercer     (The home county for Widemouth)
      Weyanoke   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bim   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Janie   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pax   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Man   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gary   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Welch   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Davy   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      War   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ballard   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Helen   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shady Spring   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bud   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Uno   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Giles (VA)
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pulaski (VA)
      Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dublin (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Little Town (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Claypool Hill (VA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richlands (VA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wythe (VA)
      Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rural Retreat (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Widemouth:

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 Mercer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe 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 Mercer County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mercer County

Of Special Interest ...

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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 Widemouth, 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Widemouth. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Widemouth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Widemouth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4557, Longitude: -81.2643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Widemouth 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:

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