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Wingrove, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wingrove ...

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 Wingrove (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 Wingrove. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Wingrove is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Wingrove)
  Harvey   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Oak Hill   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Pax   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Janie   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Keith   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Milltown   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Prenter   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clay   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Acme   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Handley   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wingrove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wingrove.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Huse Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  N John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wingrove ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wingrove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wingrove, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wingrove.

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 Wingrove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wingrove.

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

Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Wingrove
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Wingrove
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Thurmond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wingrove
 - Thurmond had a post office and railroad service
Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]
 - While Stonecliff was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Wingrove
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Stonecliff had a post office and railroad service
Dimmock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wingrove
 - Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
Rush Run - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wingrove
 - Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
Roseville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Wingrove
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wingrove
 - Cirtsville 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 Wingrove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wingrove in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - you should note 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 Wingrove:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wingrove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9393, Longitude: -81.1632     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wingrove 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 Wingrove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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