West Virginia Jewish Cemeteries

           

 

 

 

        West Virginia JEWISH CEMETERIES       

 

 

There are numerous Jewish cemeteries and burial grounds found throughout West Virginia. The larger and older cemeteries can be found in Charleston, Huntington, and Wheeling. The first Jewish cemetery in the state was founded in 1836 in Charleston by the small group of Jews who had settled there. It appears to have been formed on an informal basis as the forerunner of the B'nai Israel Congregation (chartered in 1873 as the "Hebrew Educational Society) was only informally organized in 1856. This appears to be the earliest evidence of some kind of Jewish organization in the state, though the official start of the West Virginia Jewish Community is recognized as 1849 when a Jewish Cemetery Association was formed in Wheeling. The congregation known as Temple Shalom today was formed as Congregation L'Shem Shomayim later in the year 1849.  In 1888 a Jewish cemetery was established in Huntington one year prior to the forming of the Ohev Sholom Congregation known today as the B'nai Sholom Congregation.

 

 

 

Berkeley County - Martinsburg, West Virginia

Beth Jacob Cemetery

Rosedale Road - Martinsburg, WV 25401 - (304) 263-0811

Cemetery was established in 1916 and is located adjacent to the Rosedale Cemetery. The Jewish "section" is sometimes referred to as the Hebrew Cemetery.

Burial Listing & Obituaries - Click HERE

 

Cabell County - Huntington, West Virginia

Spring Hill Cemetery - Jewish Sections

1427 Norway Avenue - Huntington, WV 25705 - (304) 696-5516

There are several Jewish sections in this historic city cemetery. The sections belong to the B'nai Sholom Congregation. The original Ohev Sholom Section was established in 1888 and the original B'nai Israel Section was established in 1919. Spring Hill Cemetery is a National Historic site.

 

Hancock County - Weirton, West Virginia

Union Cemetery - Jewish Section

1720 Sunset Blvd (SR 43) - Steubenville, OH 49352 - (614) 283-3384

Though located in Ohio, this cemetery is used by the former Jewish Community of Weirton, West Virginia. Steubenville, Ohio is located just a few miles from Weirton.  Union Cemetery is a National historic site.

 

B'nai Israel Cemetery

Sunset Blvd (SR 43) - Steubenville, OH

Though located in Ohio, this cemetery may also contain burials of Jews who were part of the former Jewish Community in Weirton, West Virginia. Because of the close proximity of the Jewish communities in Weirton, West Virginia and Steubenville, Ohio, many of the institutions were shared and their was cooperation between the two communities.

 

Harrison County - Bridgeport, West Virginia

Bridgeport Cemetery - Jewish Memorial Cemetery Section

400 Benedum Drive - P.O. Box 1310 - Bridgeport, WV 26330 - (304) 842-2641 phone  (304) 842-4717 fax

This cemetery which serves the Jews of Clarksburg and also nearby Fairmont was dedicated on May 30, 1961. It is often referred to as the Jewish Section of Bridgeport Cemetery and the Bridgeport Jewish Cemetery. The Jewish Memorial Cemetery has space for 512 graves and is divided into an Orthodox section and a non-Orthodox section. The Bridgeport Cemetery is a city owned cemetery.

 

Kanawha County - Charleston, West Virginia

Spring Hill Cemetery Park - Jewish Sections

1555 Farnsworth Drive - Charleston, WV 25301 - (304) 348-8010 phone  (304) 348-6406 fax
This historic cemetery contains Jewish sections belonging to Congregation B'nai Israel-Temple Israel and a section belonging to the Loewenstein Family. the B'nai Israel Section is often referred to as the "Hebrew" Section. The Spring Hill Cemetery is a National Historic site

 

B'nai Jacob South Hills Cemetery

Green Road

Charleston, WV

This cemetery was established ca. 1900. Contact the synagogue office for more information

 

B'nai Jacob Eternal Home Cemetery

Louden Heights Road

Ruth, WV

This new cemetery was established ca. 1990

 

Mercer County - Bluefield, West Virginia

Monte Vista Park Cemetery - Mount Sinai Section

old Bluefield-Princeton Road - RR 2, Box 196A - Bluefield, WV 24701 - (304) 327-6513

This cemetery also known as the Jewish Cemetery serves the area of Bluefield, Princeton, and southern West Virginia

 

Mercer County - Bramwell, West Virginia

Hebrew Cemetery

Route 120, Bramwell, WV

The Hebrew Cemetery is located between Pocahontas, Virginia and Bramwell, West Virginia in the Rock District of Mercer County. Take Route 120 from Bramwell toward Pocahontas and watch for the Hebrew-Bryant Cemetery sign on the left about a half-mile before you reach the Virginia line. There are 29 graves with tombstones.

Click HERE for a Burial Listing

 

Monongalia County - Morgantown, West Virginia

Beverly Hills Memorial Garden - 2 Jewish Sections

1290 Fairmont Road (US 19 South) - P.O. Box 2064 - Westover, WV 26502 - (304) 983-2233

There are two Jewish sections in this memorial park. The Mount Zion Cemetery section was established in 1949 serves the Jewish population of Morgantown. It is owned by Tree of Life Congregation in Morgantown. There is an additional Jewish section that was established ca. 1959 by the Jewish Community of Fairmont, Temple Beth El. That community is no longer in existence and the cemetery section is supervised by the Morgantown Tree of Life Congregation

 

Ohio County - Wheeling, West Virginia

Greenwood Cemetery - Jewish Section

1526 National Road (U.S. 40)  - Wheeling, WV 26003 - (304) 242-0270

 

Mount Wood Jewish Cemetery

Wheeling, WV

Also known as the "Hill" Cemetery and Mount Wood Hebrew Cemetery. Established in 1849

 

Jewish Memorial Park Cemetery

Middle Wheeling Creek Road - Wheeling, WV

This cemetery was established in 1954 by the Synagogue of Israel which is no longer in existence. The cemetery is now under the auspices of the Temple Shalom in Wheeling.

 

Raleigh County - Beckley, West Virginia

Sunset Memorial Cemetery - Temple Beth El Section

1915 Harper Road - Beckley, WV 25801 - (304) 252-7377

This cemetery section was established in the 1950's and serves the Jewish Community of Beckley and other area of southern West Virginia. Also known as the Jewish Section of Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

 

Taylor County - Grafton, West Virginia

Grafton National Cemetery

431 Walnut Street - Grafton, WV 26354 - (304) 265-2044 phone  (304) 265-4336 fax

This national cemetery was established in 1867 and contains four known Jewish burials. For tombstone photographs, please click HERE.

 

Wood County - Parkersburg, West Virginia

Mount Olivet Cemetery - Jewish Section

900 Market Street - Parkersburg, WV - (304) 428-9721

The Jewish section, belonging to B'nai Israel Temple, is part of the city owned cemetery and is located on 23rd Street near the City Park

 

 

NOTE:  There are other cemeteries in nearby Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky that may contain burial of Jewish persons from communities in West Virginia. Bellaire, Ohio is located across the river from Wheeling. Uniontown, Pennsylvania is located near Morgantown. Marietta, Ohio is across the river from Parkersburg. Ashland, Kentucky is located across the river from Huntington. Many of these communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky no longer exist and were merged with the nearby Jewish congregations in West Virginia.

 

 

 

 

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