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Our Genealogical Helper for Gaithersburg ...

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 Gaithersburg (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 add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Gaithersburg. 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.

Newspapers Published in the area of Gaithersburg ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gaithersburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Gaithersburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Gaithersburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Gaithersburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> of Gaithersburg.

Cemeteries Near Gaithersburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gaithersburg.

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 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 the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and 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 Gaithersburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Darnestown United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Asbury United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Neelsville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Armory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goshen Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boyds Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S St. Gabriel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Parklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Smiths Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arnon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Forestville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gate of Heaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Norbeck Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W St. Paul Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Beall Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP<2>]  
  ENE St. Johns Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Marys Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Monocacy Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP]  


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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Gaithersburg had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Gaithersburg had a population of 68,710 people.

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

Quince Orchard   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Gaithersburg
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Quince Orchard had a post office and no railroad service
Clopper   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gaithersburg
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Clopper had a post office and no railroad service
Hunting Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gaithersburg
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Hunting Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Darnestown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gaithersburg
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Darnestown had a post office and no railroad service
Travilah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gaithersburg
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Travilah had a post office and no railroad service
Derwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Gaithersburg
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Derwood had a post office and railroad service
Washington Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gaithersburg
 - Washington Grove had a post office and railroad service
Rockville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gaithersburg
 - 1895 population of 1,568 people (with 68,401 people in 2017)
 - Rockville 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 Gaithersburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gaithersburg 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Gaithersburg is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Frederick, Howard, Prince George's, Fairfax (VA) & Loudoun (VA).

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Gaithersburg)
      Log Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Derwood   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Washington Grove   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      North Potomac   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Travilah   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Darnestown   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Montgomery Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stewart Town   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Redland   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hungerford Towne   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Boyds   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Anne Arundel
      Maryland City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Annapolis Junction   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Jessup   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dorsey   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Geraghty Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harmans   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Meade Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pioneer City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Severn Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Severn   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crofton Village Green   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Baltimore City
      Oaklee Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Violetville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Edmondson Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colonial Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gwynn Oak   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baltimore   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Curtis Bay   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Charles Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Daniels - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frederick Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carriage Hill Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Catonsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakwood Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Randallstown   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbutus   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milford Mill   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Windsor Mill   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Halethorpe   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodlawn   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lochearn   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Owings Mills   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chaney   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Airy   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Nottingham Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodbine   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sykesville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stone House Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Eldersburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Freedom Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Piney Ridge Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Klee Mill   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lakeview Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peach Brandy Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Windsor   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Hampton Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bryans Road   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Potomac Heights   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Riverview Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Freedom Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Indian Head   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pomonkey   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bennsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Acton Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westlake Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White Oak Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mattawoman Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Green Valley   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuscarora   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bartholows   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ijamsville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Monrovia   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Airy Village West   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      New Market   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Adamstown   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Buckeystown   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Manor Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Point-of-Rocks   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Potomac Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Timberleigh Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glenelg   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cooksville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hammond Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leishear Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Laurel   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Simpsonville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Prince George's
      Adelphi   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chillum   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Langley Park   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Laurel   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beltsville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Berwyn   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      College Park   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hyattsville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Rainier   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      University Park   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Boxwood Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berwyn Heights   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brentwood   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rohrersville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eakles Mills   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boonsboro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Keedysville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sharpsburg   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Lena   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      San Mar   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Breathedsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairplay   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Aetna   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pondsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cavetown   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alexandria City (VA)
      Oakcrest (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Warwick Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chinquapin Village (VA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alexandria (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Arlington (VA)
      Garden City (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Williamsburg Village (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cherrydale (VA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Riverwood (VA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brandon Village (VA)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arlington (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colonial Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lyon Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arlington Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fairfax City (VA)
      Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fairfax (VA)
      Great Falls (VA)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Reston (VA)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Salona Village (VA)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shouse Village (VA)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wolf Trap (VA)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McLean (VA)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tysons Corner (VA)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Herndon (VA)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pimmit Hills (VA)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dunn Loring (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Idylwood (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vienna (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Merrifield (VA)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Falls Church City (VA)
      Offutt Village (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Falls Church (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Falls Church (VA)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      The Plains (VA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belvoir (VA) - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marshall (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frytown (VA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Sugarland Run (VA)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Countryside (VA)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sterling (VA)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashburn Village (VA)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashburn (VA)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Manassas City (VA)
      Manassas (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Manassas Park City (VA)
      Manassas Park (VA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Prince William (VA)
      Yorkshire Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Yorkshire (VA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loch Lomond (VA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sudley (VA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bull Run (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crestwood Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Gate (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Ridge (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bataan Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waterfall Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gainesville (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haymarket (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Berkeley (WV)
      Scrabble (WV)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jefferson (WV)
      Harpers Ferry (WV)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lower Town (WV)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bolivar (WV)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bloomery (WV)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kabletown (WV)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Charles Town (WV)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ranson (WV)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bardane (WV)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shepherdstown (WV)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jefferson Village (WV)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

These websites are specific to Maryland:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anne Arundel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Baltimore City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Baltimore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calvert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Charles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prince George's County:       Cyndi's List        
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alexandria City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Arlington County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fairfax City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Fairfax County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Falls Church City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Fauquier County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Manassas City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Manassas Park City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Prince William County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Berkeley County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Maryland:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Maryland,     of Montgomery County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Maryland     Cemetery Wiki for Maryland
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Maryland,     of Montgomery 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 Diaster Stories for ...
      West Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gaithersburg ...

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

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 Gaithersburg:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Gaithersburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Gaithersburg for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gaithersburg.
      See our Misc Page for Gaithersburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Maryland

About Montgomery County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gaithersburg:

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Maryland:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gaithersburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gaithersburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gaithersburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1190, Longitude: -77.2322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gaithersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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

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