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Wilbur, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Wilbur ...

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 Wilbur (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 Wilbur. 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 Wilbur ...

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 Wilbur.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wilbur, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wilbur.

Cemeteries Near Wilbur ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilbur.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Wilbur Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Arnold Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Piggott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Buck Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Burnthouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duckworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ruley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Broadwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Archbold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Middlebourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Elk Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blandville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Doak Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Big Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Main Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Atwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simpson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Archer's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Wilbur had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Deep Valley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilbur
 - Deep Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Shirley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilbur
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Shirley had a post office and no railroad service
Stanley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilbur
 - Stanley had a post office and no railroad service
Central Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Wilbur
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Central Station had a post office and railroad service
Bearsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilbur
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Bearsville had a post office and no railroad service
West Union   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilbur
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 833 people in 2017)
 - West Union had a post office and no railroad service
Meeker   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilbur
 - Meeker had a post office and no railroad service
Frew   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wilbur
 - Frew had a post office and no railroad service
Greenwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilbur
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Greenwood 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 Wilbur. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilbur 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Wilbur is located in Tyler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tyler County: Washington (OH), Doddridge, Monroe, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wetzel.

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

Tyler     (The home county for Wilbur)
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Union   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Wilbur:

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 Tyler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer 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    
Marion 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    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wilbur ...

While our initial data for Wilbur came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wilbur in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Wilbur.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Wilbur:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wilbur.
      See our Misc Page for Wilbur for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Tyler County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wilbur. 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 'straight-line' distance that starts in Wilbur. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilbur) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilbur. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3765, Longitude: -80.8246     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilbur 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 Wilbur, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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