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Our Genealogical Helper for Sleepy Creek ...

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 Sleepy Creek (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 Sleepy Creek. 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.

Name Variations for Sleepy Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Sleepy Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sleepy Creek: Sleepy Crk. (or less commonly used: Sleepy Ck. or Sleepy Cr.)

Newspapers Published in Sleepy Creek ...

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 (or digitized) images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sleepy Creek, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sleepy Creek.

Cemeteries Near Sleepy Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sleepy Creek.

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 below).

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 Sleepy Creek.

Distance &
    Direction    
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE   Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Bethel Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Orchard Ridge Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE   Park Head Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE   Stone Bridge Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
  W   Mahnes Cemetery [Map]        
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW   Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]        
  WSW   Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]        
  S   Snyders Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Riverview Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
  WNW   Alpine Cemetery [Map]        
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW   Friendship Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Mt. Carmel Graveyard [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
  WNW   St. Peters Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
  WNW   St. Thomas Graveyard [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE   Johnsontown Cemetery [Map]       Johnsontown (Berkeley County)  
  ESE   Green Spring Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW   Michael Cemetery [Map]        
  S   Hedges Chapel Cemetery [Map]       Baxter (Berkeley County)  
  S   Providence Cemetery [Map]       Baxter (Berkeley County)  
  S   Pittman Cemetery [Map]       Baxter (Berkeley County)  
  SE   Allensville Cemetery [Map]       (Berkeley County)  
  E   Union Bethel Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW   Greenway Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Highland Ridge Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   Duckwall Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Little Georgetown Cemetery [Map]       Georgetown (Berkeley County)  
  E   Little Metropolitan Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
  E   St. Peters Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
  E   Rose Hill Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE   Tomahawk Cemetery [Map]       (Berkeley County)  
  SSE   Hedgesville Cemetery [Map]       (Berkeley County)  
  WNW   St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]       Mann (PA) (Washington County (MD))  
  WNW   Mt. Olivet Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW   Highland Cemetery [Map]       Morgan County  
  SE   Falling Waters Cemetery [Map]       (Berkeley County)  
  E   St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  
  ENE   Cushwa Cemetery [Map]       (Washington County (MD))  

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sleepy Creek had a population of 100 people in 1895 with railroad service and no post office.

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

Cherry Run       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Cherry Run had a post office and railroad service
 
Ernstville (MD)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Ernstville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holton       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sleepy Creek
 - Holton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Indian Springs (MD)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 240 people
 - Indian Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hancock (MD)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 815 people (with 1,562 people in 2013)
 - Hancock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hancock       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sleepy Creek
 - Hancock had railroad service and no post office
 
Ridersville       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ridersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Spring Furnace (MD)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Green Spring Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sylvan (PA)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 190 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plum Run (PA)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Plum Run had a post office and no railroad service

We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sleepy Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sleepy Creek 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Sleepy Creek is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Allegany (MD), Washington (MD), Frederick (VA), Berkeley & Hampshire.

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

  DirectionDistance
Morgan     (The home county for Sleepy Creek)
      Bath   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Berkeley
      Hedgesville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bedington   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arden   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Inwood   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Hampshire
      Slanesville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ritters   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson
      Shepherdstown   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bardane   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ranson   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Mineral
      Ridgeley   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellerslie (MD)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Frederick (MD)
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sabillasville (MD)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thurmont (MD)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clover Hill (MD)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodlawn Village (MD)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Washington (MD)
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilson-Conococheague (MD)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Halfway (MD)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maugansville (MD)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fountainhead-Orchard Hills (MD)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Long Meadow (MD)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Adams (PA)
      Carroll Valley (PA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairfield (PA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrtanna (PA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bedford (PA)
      Breezewood (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hopewell (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Dallas (PA)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coaldale (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bedford (PA)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saxton (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manns Choice (PA)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marble City (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wolfsburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hyndman (PA)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cumberland (PA)
      Shippensburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin (PA)
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Thomas (PA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cowans Village (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guilford (PA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chambersburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mont Alto (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valley-Hi (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Littleton (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Huntingdon (PA)
      Broad Top City (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Three Springs (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dudley (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saltillo (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coalmont (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Middletown (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orbisonia (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Todd (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke (VA)
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Loudoun (VA)
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Sleepy Creek:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Adams County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cumberland County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fulton County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Huntingdon County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia

Miscellaneous Mentions for Sleepy Creek ...

While our initial data for Sleepy Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sleepy Creek 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 Sleepy Creek.

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 Sleepy Creek:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sleepy Creek.
      See our Misc Page for Sleepy Creek for more information.

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>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 Sleepy Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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