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Wilsonburg, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wilsonburg ...

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 Wilsonburg (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 an insight into their world.

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

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 doctors and 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.

Wilsonburg is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

Harrison     (The home county for Wilsonburg)
  O'Neill   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Adamston   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Gore   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Despard   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Salem   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Audra   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belington   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Junior   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Smithburg   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  West Union   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Weston   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mannington   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Womelsdorf   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Leadsville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elkins   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Paden City   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sistersville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Friendly   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bane   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Barker   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Martinsville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Washington (OH)
  Matamoras (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grandview (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wilsonburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilsonburg.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Wilsonburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marshville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  SE Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grass Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McIntire Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Post Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cascara Cemetery   [Map]     
  W K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Big Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wetzel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wilsonburg ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilsonburg.

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

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wilsonburg had a population of 156 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Clarksburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilsonburg
 - 1895 population of 3,008 people (with 15,621 people in 2017)
 - Clarksburg had a post office and railroad service
Adamston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Wilsonburg
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Adamston had a post office and no railroad service
Reynoldsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Wilsonburg
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and no railroad service
Wolf Summit   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilsonburg
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Wolf Summit had a post office and railroad service
Sardis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilsonburg
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Falls   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilsonburg
 - Glen Falls had railroad service and no post office
Marshville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilsonburg
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Marshville had a post office and no railroad service
Dola   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilsonburg
 - Dola 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 Wilsonburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilsonburg in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Wilsonburg:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wilsonburg ...

While our initial data about Wilsonburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wilsonburg 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 Wilsonburg.

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 Wilsonburg:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wilsonburg. See our Misc Page for Wilsonburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilsonburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilsonburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2926, Longitude: -80.3962     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilsonburg 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>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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<4>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 Wilsonburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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