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Our Genealogy Helper for Anchorage ...

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 Anchorage (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 Anchorage. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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 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.

Anchorage is located in Talbot County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talbot County: Caroline, Dorchester & Queen Anne's.

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

  DirDistance
Talbot     (The home county for Anchorage)
  Leeds Landing   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Easton   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Talbot Village   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Newcomb   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Royal Oak   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Saint Michaels   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bozman   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  McDaniel   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Claiborne   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wittman   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Anne Arundel
  Highland Beach   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Idlewilde   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Shady Side   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hillsmere Shores   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Watergate Village   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Churchton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mayo   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Deale   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Galesville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Selby-on-the-Bay   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Annapolis   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cape Saint Claire   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Baywalker Village   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
 
Baltimore City
  Brooklyn   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Curtis Bay   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Baltimore
  Fort Howard   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sparrows Point   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Edgemere   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lynch Point   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dundalk   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Point Village   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hartland Village   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bowleys Quarters   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Essex   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Marine Oak Village   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Biscayne Bay Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dundee Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Middle River   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calvert
  North Beach   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Summer City   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Chesapeake Beach   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Angelica   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Owings Town Center   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Owings   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chaney   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sunderland   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Central Village   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Huntingtown Town Center   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Apple Greene   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dunkirk Town Center   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dunkirk   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Caroline
  Bethlehem   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Preston   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Thomas Town   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Denton   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ridgely   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oil City   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Federalsburg   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Maple Village   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hollingsworth Circle   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Goldsboro   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Charles
  Benedict   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hughesville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dorchester
  Algonquin   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hills Point   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lloyds   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Secretary   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Patamoke Village   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  East New Market   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hurlock   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Church Creek   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Madison   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Woolford   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Linkwood   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Marshyhope Village   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Kent
  Cliffs City   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Rock Hall   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pomona   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chestertown   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mile Tree Village   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Morganec Village   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Worton   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lynch   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Millington   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kennedyville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Still Pond   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Betterton   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Prince George's
  Cedarhaven   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eagle Harbor   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mitchellville   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pin Oak Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Upper Marlboro   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aquasco   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bowie   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marlton   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orme   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kettering   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rosaryville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodmore   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cheltenham   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Queen Anne's
  Grasonville   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Queenstown   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Queen Anne   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cheslou Village   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Kent Narrows   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chester   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stevensville   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bay City   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Centreville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Indian Town   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Price   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ingleside   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Church Hill   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Saint Mary's
  Golden Beach   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  California   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Town Creek Manor   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Summerseat Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Charlotte Hall   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lexington Park   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mechanicsville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wicomico
  Sharptown   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mardela Springs   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tyaskin   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bivalve   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Quantico   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rockawalking Village   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Nanticoke   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cedar Hurst Village   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centennial Village   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Green Hill Village   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Kent (DE)
  Adamsville (DE)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Andrewsville (DE)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sandtown (DE)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Farmington (DE)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Marydel (DE)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harrington (DE)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Felton (DE)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Willow Grove (DE)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hartly (DE)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Summerfield Village (DE)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Viola (DE)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Houston (DE)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  The Village at Wild Quail (DE)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Sussex (DE)
  Scotts Corner (DE)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Briar Hook (DE)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Heritage Village (DE)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bridgeville (DE)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greenwood (DE)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blades (DE)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Seaford (DE)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bethel (DE)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Laurel (DE)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lincoln Village (DE)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ellendale (DE)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lincoln (DE)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Delmar (DE)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Anchorage ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anchorage.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N St. Stephens Graveyard   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW DeShields Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Third Haven Meeting Burial Ground   [Map]     
  ESE Richland Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Royal Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Doverbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE All Saints Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Luke's United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Round Top Graveyard   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old John Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Queen Esther Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rattlesnake Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hole-in-the-Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Landing Neck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perrys Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wrights Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kings Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wye Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wye of Carmichael Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Anchorage ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anchorage.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Anchorage, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Anchorage.

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>

While we didn't find Anchorage in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Anchorage.

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

Kirkham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Anchorage
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Kirkham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bloomfield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anchorage
 - Bloomfield had railroad service and no post office
 
Tunis Mills   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Anchorage
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Tunis Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Anchorage
 - 1895 population of 2,939 people (with 16,514 people in 2017)
 - Easton had a post office and railroad service
 
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anchorage
 - Riverside had railroad service and no post office
 
Royal Oak   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Anchorage
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Royal Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Michaels   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Anchorage
 - 1895 population of 1,329 people (with 1,002 people in 2017)
 - Saint Michaels had a post office and railroad service
 
Longwoods   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Anchorage
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Longwoods 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 Anchorage. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Anchorage in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Anchorage:

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 Talbot County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anne Arundel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Baltimore City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Baltimore County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calvert County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caroline County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Charles County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dorchester County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kent County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Prince George's County:     Cyndi's
List

 
 
Queen Anne's County:     Cyndi's
List

 
 
Saint Mary's County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wicomico County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kent County (DE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sussex County (DE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Maryland:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Maryland

About Talbot County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anchorage. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Talbot County: www.co.talbot.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchorage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7957, Longitude: -76.1383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anchorage 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 Anchorage, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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