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Our Genealogical Helper for Wiley ...

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 Wiley (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 Wiley. 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 Wiley ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wiley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wiley, 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 Wiley.

Cemeteries Near Wiley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wiley.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Nine Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ingram Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calcutta Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Layfields Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellenboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clay Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lamp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Newland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McMullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rexroach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riddles Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kinderhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holdren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beech Grove United Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Goose Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elfritz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Six Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burnthouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Independence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson 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.<3>

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

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

League   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wiley
 - League had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finch   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wiley
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Finch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Briggs (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Wiley
 - Briggs had a post office and railroad service
 
Adlai   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Wiley
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Adlai had a post office and no railroad service
 
Calcutta   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wiley
 - Calcutta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wiley
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Highland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Wiley
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Union Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellenboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wiley
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 356 people in 2017)
 - Ellenboro 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 Wiley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wiley 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 and doctors 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.

Wiley is located in Pleasants County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Pleasants     (The home county for Wiley)
      Hebron   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orma   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Doddridge
      West Union   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Harrison
      Salem   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
      Odaville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lewis
      Camden   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Kent   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ritchie
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Roane
      Reedy   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tyler
      Friendly   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Wetzel
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Wirt
      Freeport   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Wood
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Morgan (OH)
      Stockport (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Noble (OH)
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Wiley:

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 Pleasants County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Jackson 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    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler 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    
Athens County (OH):       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    
Morgan 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 Pleasants 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 Pleasants 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 ...
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Wiley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wiley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wiley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3304, Longitude: -81.1254     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wiley 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Wiley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wiley.



 
 
 

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