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Our Genealogy Helper for Arlington ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Arlington (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 Arlington. 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.

Newspapers Published in Arlington ...

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 542 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arlington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arlington, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arlington.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Arlington:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Arlington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arlington.

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 not found below, our Cemetery List for Arlington covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Arlington Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arlington Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arlington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Memorial Park
  • Evangelimas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evangelimas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evangelimas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evangelimas Cemetery
  • Beth Tfiloh Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Tfiloh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Tfiloh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Tfiloh Cemetery
  • Lorraine Park Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lorraine Park Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lorraine Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine Park Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • Bihy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bihy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bihy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bihy Cemetery
    • New Cathedral Cemetery
    • Western Cemetery
    • Etting Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Etting Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Etting Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etting Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • Druid Ridge Cemetery
    • Western Star Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Western Star Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Western Star Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western Star 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Arlington had a population of 327 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Arlington [Baltimore City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Baltimore City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Arlington
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 327 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arlington had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
  • Wetheredsville [Baltimore City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetheredsville
    • Wetheredsville [Baltimore City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Arlington
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 804 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wetheredsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wetheredsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetheredsville
  • Woodberry [Baltimore City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodberry
    • Woodberry [Baltimore City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Arlington
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,250 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodberry had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodberry
  • Melvale [Baltimore City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvale
    • Melvale [Baltimore City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Arlington
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Melvale had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvale
  • Mount Washington [Baltimore City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Washington
    • Mount Washington [Baltimore City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Arlington
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,400 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Washington had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Washington
  • Mount Hope [Baltimore City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
    • Mount Hope [Baltimore City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Arlington
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Hope had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
  • Continue List ...
    • Powhatan [Baltimore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
      • Powhatan [Baltimore County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arlington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 310 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Powhatan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powhatan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan
    • Franklintown [Baltimore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklintown
      • Franklintown [Baltimore County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arlington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 208 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Franklintown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklintown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklintown
    • Hampden [Baltimore City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampden
      • Hampden [Baltimore City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Arlington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,989 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampden had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampden<6>
    • Howardsville [Baltimore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howardsville
      • Howardsville [Baltimore County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Arlington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Howardsville had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howardsville
    • Lochearn [Baltimore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lochearn
      • Lochearn [Baltimore County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Arlington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lochearn had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lochearn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lochearn
    • Calverton [Baltimore City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calverton
      • Calverton [Baltimore City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Arlington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 378 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Calverton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calverton
    • Guilford [Baltimore City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilford
      • Guilford [Baltimore City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Arlington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Guilford had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
    • Evergreen [Baltimore City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Baltimore City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Arlington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Evergreen had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Homeland [Baltimore City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeland
      • Homeland [Baltimore City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Homeland had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeland

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Arlington. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arlington.

Mentions & References for Arlington

Cities, Towns and Villages of Maryland

About Maryland

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arlington) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3396, Longitude: -76.6839       In this case, the coordinates for Arlington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MIHP (for the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties). More information about the MHT and MIHP can be found on their website: mht.maryland.gov.
<5>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 Arlington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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