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Windy, West Virginia

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The location of Windy

Our Genealogy Helper for Windy ...

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 Windy (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 Windy. 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.

Windy is located in Wirt County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wirt County: Calhoun, Jackson, Ritchie, Roane & Wood.

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

Wirt     (The home county for Windy)
  Peewee   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Elizabeth   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Orma   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Baden   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mason   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Leon   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Slate   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lubeck   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Armadale (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Amesville (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Athens (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Albany (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  The Plains (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Morgan (OH)
  Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stockport (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Noble (OH)
  Dungannon (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Devola (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lowell (OH)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beverly (OH)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grandview (OH)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Windy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Windy.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gaites Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gates Ridge EUB Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Gridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lowdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Archer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Central Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Cranesnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mayberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Naylor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Redbush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Two Ripple Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beauchamp - Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Twomey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pond Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Braham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Two Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wells - Seaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vanhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Springston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kanawha Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Leachtown Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vaught Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wigal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Logston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Derenburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fought Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wadesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keenan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fleak Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Seebaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Isabelle Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamps Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Windy ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Windy.

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

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, Windy had a post office and no railroad service.

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

McClain   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Windy
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - McClain had a post office and no railroad service
Rockport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Windy
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Rockport had a post office and no railroad service
Wiseburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Windy
 - Wiseburg had a post office and no railroad service
Peewee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Windy
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Peewee had a post office and no railroad service
Zackville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Windy
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Zackville had a post office and no railroad service
Lowdell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Windy
 - Lowdell had a post office and no railroad service
Medina   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Windy
 - Medina had a post office and no railroad service
Garfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Windy
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Garfield had a post office and no railroad service
Lockhart   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Windy
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Lockhart 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 Windy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Windy in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Windy:

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 Wirt County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Gilmer County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Pleasants County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Ritchie County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's



Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's



Morgan County (OH):     Cyndi's



Noble County (OH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Windy:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Wirt County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0281, Longitude: -81.5282     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Windy 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 Windy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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