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Aikin, Maryland

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Our Genealogy Helper for Aikin ...

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 Aikin (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 Aikin. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Aikin is located in Cecil County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cecil County: New Castle (DE), Harford, Kent, Chester (PA) & Lancaster (PA).

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

Cecil     (The home county for Aikin)
  Perryville   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Perry Point   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Port Deposit   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Charlestown   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Winchester Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  North East   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Colora   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Prestige Village   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Rising Sun   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Conowingo   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  The Woods of Town Point   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Forest View Village   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Anne Arundel
  Riviera Beach   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Arundel Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brooklyn Park   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Grove Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stoneybrook Village   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clearview Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gibson Island   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Green Haven   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lake Shore   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pumphrey   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ferndale   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Baltimore City
  Charles Village   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Baltimore   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Curtis Bay   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Edmondson Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gwynn Oak   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Violetville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oaklee Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kingsville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Upper Falls   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chase   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fork   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Biscayne Bay Village   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dundee Village   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bowleys Quarters   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Perry Hall   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  White Marsh   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Hydes   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Templeville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marydel   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hollingsworth Circle   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Goldsboro   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rockbrook Village   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Havre de Grace   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Webster Village   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Aberdeen   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bayside Village   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hopewell Village   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Aberdeen Proving Ground   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Conowingo Village   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Churchville   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Perryman   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Poole   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Belcamp   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Betterton   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Still Pond   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kennedyville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Dogwood Village   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Galena   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lynch   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Worton   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Massey   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chestertown   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mile Tree Village   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Millington   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Queen Anne's
  Crumpton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kings Town Manor   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kingstown   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Church Hill   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sudlersville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  The Village at Church Hill Crossing   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barclay   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Indian Town   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Price   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ingleside   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Centreville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Queenstown   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kent (DE)
  Blackiston (DE)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clayton (DE)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Spruance City (DE)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Smyrna (DE)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kenton (DE)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sunnyside Village (DE)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burtonwood Village (DE)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hartly (DE)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lakeshore Village (DE)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cheswold (DE)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dinahs Corner (DE)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marydel (DE)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
New Castle (DE)
  Glasgow (DE)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pencader Village (DE)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Newark (DE)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wilson (DE)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Brookside (DE)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kirkwood (DE)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Salem Village (DE)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Windy Hills (DE)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Middletown (DE)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Raintree Village (DE)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Woodshade (DE)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  The Village of Drummond Hill (DE)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gloucester (NJ)
  Beckett (NJ)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Salem (NJ)
  Pennsville (NJ)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Salem (NJ)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carneys Point (NJ)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alloway (NJ)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Auburn (NJ)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Portertown (NJ)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chester (PA)
  Oxford (PA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Strickersville (PA)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  West Grove (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Avondale (PA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Daleville (PA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  New Garden (PA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Toughkenamon (PA)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Atglen (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kennett Square (PA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Parkesburg (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Unionville (PA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Red Lion (PA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Delaware (PA)
  Creekside Village at Naamans (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boothwyn (PA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chelsea (PA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Garnet Valley (PA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Linwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marcus Hook (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chester Heights (PA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Trainer (PA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Village Green-Green Ridge (PA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bridgewater (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lima (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lancaster (PA)
  Little Britain (PA)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mechanic Grove (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Quarryville (PA)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Buck (PA)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Union (PA)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Christiana (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gap (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Strasburg (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kinzers (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Conestoga (PA)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Leaman Place (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Paradise (PA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
York (PA)
  Delta (PA)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Slab (PA)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Susquehanna Trails (PA)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fawn Grove (PA)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  New Freedom (PA)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stewartstown (PA)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cross Roads (PA)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Felton (PA)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Orwig (PA)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winterstown (PA)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Railroad (PA)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Shrewsbury (PA)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Aikin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Aikin.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cokesbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Erin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Angel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rock Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Nottingham Meetinghouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harford Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elk Neck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Krauss Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Darlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Rising Sun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conowingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Deer Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boulden Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rosebank Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hosanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Churchville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spesutie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cranberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Veazey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trappe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Aikin ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Aikin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Aikin, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Aikin.

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 in 1895, Aikin had a post office and railroad service.

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

Principio Furnace   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Aikin
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Principio Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Aikin
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
Blythedale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Aikin
 - Blythedale had a post office and no railroad service
Havre de Grace   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Aikin
 - 1895 population of 3,244 people (with 13,576 people in 2017)
 - Havre de Grace had a post office and railroad service
Osborne   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Aikin
 - Osborne had railroad service and no post office
Foys Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Foys Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Aikin
 - Foys Hill had railroad service and no post office
Port Deposit   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Aikin
 - 1895 population of 1,908 people (with 763 people in 2017)
 - Port Deposit had a post office and railroad service
Lapidum   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Aikin
 - 1895 population of 162 people
 - Lapidum had a post office and no railroad service
Charlestown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Aikin
 - 1895 population of 228 people (with 1,192 people in 2017)
 - Charlestown had a post office and railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from 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 - 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 Aikin:

These websites are specific to Maryland:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Maryland State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Maryland to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Cecil County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anne Arundel County:     Cyndi's



Baltimore City:     Cyndi's



Baltimore County:     Cyndi's



Caroline County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County:     Cyndi's



Harford County:     Cyndi's



Kent County:     Cyndi's



Queen Anne's County:     Cyndi's

Kent County (DE):     Cyndi's



New Castle County (DE):     Cyndi's



Gloucester County (NJ):     Cyndi's



Salem County (NJ):     Cyndi's



Chester County (PA):     Cyndi's



Delaware County (PA):     Cyndi's



Lancaster County (PA):     Cyndi's



York County (PA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Maryland:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Maryland,
Cemeteries of Cecil County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Maryland   Cemetery Wiki for Maryland
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Maryland, for Cecil 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 Maryland
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      New Jersey

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Aikin ...

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

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 Aikin:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aikin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aikin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5740, Longitude: -76.0677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aikin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 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 Aikin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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