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Our Genealogical Helper for Broad Top City ...

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 which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Broad Top City (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 organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Broad Top City. 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.

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with Cyndi's List, FamilySearch or the UsGenWeb Project. These user-friendly 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 Broad Top City:

For pages that are specific to Pennsylvania:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Huntingdon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Blair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Cambria County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Centre County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Cumberland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Juniata County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Mifflin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Somerset County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Morgan County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Pennsylvania:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Pennsylvania,     of Huntingdon County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Pennsylvania     Cemetery Wiki for Pennsylvania
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Broad Top City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Broad Top City.

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 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 above).

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 it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have our Cemetery List for Broad Top City.

Distance &
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  NNE   Broad Top IOOF<2> Cemetery [Map]        
  S   St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]       Wood  
  WNW   Ave Maria Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Dudley Methodist Cemetery [Map]        
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW   Evans Cemetery [Map]       Dudley (Bedford County)  
  SE   Robertsdale Italian Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Colmont Cemetery [Map]        
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW   Duvalls Cemetery [Map]       (Bedford County)  
  ENE   Edwards Family Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Rhoat Family Cemetery [Map]        
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW   Little Valley Cemetery [Map]       Huntingdon County  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE   Shore Cemetery [Map]       Huntingdon County  
  E   Fairview Cemetery [Map]       Fairview  
  ENE   Coles Valley Cemetery [Map]       Fairview  
  NE   Taylor Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Todd Cemetery [Map]       Beavertown  
  N   Plummer Family Cemetery [Map]       Newburg  
  N   Newburg Cemetery [Map]       Newburg  
  WNW   Granview Cemetery [Map]        
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE   Waterfall Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Beavertown Cemetery [Map]       Beavertown  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW   Hopewell Cemetery [Map]       Sunny Side (Bedford County)  
  ESE   Cherry Grove Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Saltillo Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Paradise Furnace Cemetery [Map]        
  NW   Phillips Memorial [Map]       (Bedford County)  
  WNW   St. Lukes Cemetery [Map]       (Bedford County)  
  W   Bunker Hill Cemetery [Map]       Marysville (Bedford County)  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E   Three Springs Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Cornelius Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   Russellville Reformed Cemetery [Map]       Cherrytown  
  NW   Russellville Methodist Cemetery [Map]       Cherrytown  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW   Entriken Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   Brumbaugh Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Booth Family Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Cassville Cemetery [Map]        
  NW   Kensinger Cemetery [Map]       Clover Creek (Blair County)  
  WNW   Nicodemus Cemetery [Map]       (Blair County)  
  WNW   Stonerook Cemetery [Map]       (Blair County)  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE   Cromwell Church Cemetery [Map]       Clear Ridge  
  ESE   Walnut Grove Church Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Wible Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Kyler Family Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Price Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Smith Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Trough Creek Baptist Cemetery [Map]        
  NW   Rebecca Furnace Cemetery [Map]       Clover Creek (Blair County)  
  NW   Brumbaugh Cemetery [Map]       Clover Creek (Blair County)  
  NW   Mennonite Cemetery [Map]       Clover Creek (Blair County)  
  NW   Shriver Cemetery [Map]       Millerstown (Blair County)  

Can You Help With These Cemeteries ...

We're always in search of cemeteries, whether it's still active or long abandoned and largely forgotten. When we find mention of a cemetery, we add it with the hope that we'll be able to provide more detail in the future.

We believe that the following cemeteries can be found in Huntingdon County, but we don't have their location (or it may be that we have the name wrong). If you can help us with any of these cemeteries or have one that we should add, please contact us.

Cambell Cemetery 
Evans Cemetery 
McGuire Cemetery 

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

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

Robertsdale       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 651 people
 - Robertsdale had a post office and railroad service
Dudley       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 281 people (with 183 people in 2012)
 - Dudley had a post office and railroad service
Cooks       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Broad Top City
 - Cooks had railroad service and no post office
Coalmont       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 219 people (with 106 people in 2012)
 - Coalmont had a post office and railroad service
Defiance       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Broad Top City
 - Defiance had a post office and no railroad service
Kearney       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Broad Top City
 - Kearney had a post office and no railroad service
Saxton       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 712 people (with 722 people in 2012)
 - Saxton had a post office and railroad service
New Grenada       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - New Grenada had a post office and no railroad service
Todd       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 91 people (with 1,488 people in 2000)
 - Todd had a post office and no railroad service
Salter       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Broad Top City
 - Salter had a post office and no railroad service
Trough Creek       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Broad Top City
 - Trough Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Riddlesburg       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 245 people
 - Riddlesburg had a post office and railroad service

We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Broad Top City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Broad Top City 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 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 expanded our search to 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.

Broad Top City is located in Huntingdon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Huntingdon County: Bedford, Blair, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata & Mifflin.

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

Huntingdon     (The home county for Broad Top City)
      Dudley   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Middletown   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coalmont   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Todd   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Saltillo   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Three Springs   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marklesburg   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orbisonia   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rockhill   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shirleysburg   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mapleton   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saxton   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Coaldale   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marble City   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hopewell   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodbury   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Breezewood   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Dallas   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Everett   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Clairsville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ott Town   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wolfsburg   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bedford   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Beavertown   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Roaring Spring   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Claysburg   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Williamsburg   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollidaysburg   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newry   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Duncansville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Knob   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cresson   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oil City   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scarlan Hill   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallitzin   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sankertown   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaverdale   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spindley City   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salix   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loretto   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Summerhill   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ramblewood   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Grove Mills   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newburg   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shippensburg   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cowans Village   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Doylestown   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Loudon   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Thomas   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercersburg   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrstown   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cashtown   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chambersburg   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Village   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guilford   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley-Hi   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Littleton   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harrisonville   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McConnellsburg   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Websters Mill   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Rutherford   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newton Hamilton   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McVeytown   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Juniata Terrace   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lewistown   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Central City   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Windber   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Baltimore   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paint   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buckstown   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Indian Lake   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hooversville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MD)
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maugansville (MD)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Morgan (WV)
      Bath (WV)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins at Broad Top City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Broad Top City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Broad Top City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Borough of Broad Top City

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<2>IOOF = Independent Order of Odd Fellows

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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 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 Broad Top City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Broad Top City.


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