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Our Genealogy Helper for Smithsburg ...

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 Smithsburg (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 Smithsburg. 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.

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 hospitals and 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.

Smithsburg is located in Washington County.

To see how the shape of Maryland's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Allegany, Frederick, Franklin (PA), Fulton (PA), Loudoun (VA), Berkeley (WV), Jefferson (WV) & Morgan (WV).

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

  • Washington County     (The home county of Smithsburg)
    • Cavetown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavetown
      • Cavetown [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavetown
    • Greenvale Village [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenvale Village
      • Greenvale Village [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenvale Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenvale Village
    • Pondsville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondsville
      • Pondsville [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pondsville
    • Leitersburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leitersburg
      • Leitersburg [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leitersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leitersburg
    • Chewsville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewsville
      • Chewsville [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chewsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewsville
    • Hill Village [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Village
      • Hill Village [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Village
    • Mount Aetna [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Aetna
      • Mount Aetna [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Aetna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Aetna
    • Robinwood [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinwood
      • Robinwood [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
    • Cascade [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
      • Cascade [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<3>
    • Pen Mar [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pen Mar
      • Pen Mar [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Pen Mar has also been known as:
      • Pen Mar Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pen Mar
    • Bridgeport [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Highfield-Cascade [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highfield-Cascade
      • Highfield-Cascade [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highfield-Cascade
    • Paramount-Long Meadow [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paramount-Long Meadow
      • Paramount-Long Meadow [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paramount-Long Meadow
  • Baltimore County
    • Upperco [Baltimore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperco
      • Upperco [Baltimore County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upperco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upperco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upperco<3>
  • Carroll County
    • Keysville [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keysville
      • Keysville [Carroll County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keysville
    • Bruceville [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruceville
      • Bruceville [Carroll County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruceville
    • Keymar [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keymar
      • Keymar [Carroll County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keymar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keymar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keymar<3>
    • Taneytown [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taneytown
      • Taneytown [Carroll County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taneytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taneytown<3>
    • Fairground Village [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairground Village
      • Fairground Village [Carroll County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairground Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairground Village
    • Union Bridge [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Bridge
      • Union Bridge [Carroll County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Bridge<3>
    • Linwood [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linwood
      • Linwood [Carroll County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linwood
    • McKinstrys Mill [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinstrys Mill
      • McKinstrys Mill [Carroll County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinstrys Mill
    • Uniontown [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Carroll County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
    • Tyrone [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrone
      • Tyrone [Carroll County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyrone
    • New Windsor [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Windsor
      • New Windsor [Carroll County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Windsor<3>
    • Frizzellburg [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frizzellburg
      • Frizzellburg [Carroll County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Frizzellburg has also been known as:
      • Frizels
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frizzellburg
    • Carroll Lutheran Village [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll Lutheran Village
      • Carroll Lutheran Village [Carroll County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Lutheran Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll Lutheran Village
  • Frederick County
    • Sabillasville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabillasville
      • Sabillasville [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabillasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabillasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sabillasville<3>
    • Thurmont [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmont
      • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,070 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmont<3>
    • Catoctin Furnace [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catoctin Furnace
      • Catoctin Furnace [Frederick County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catoctin Furnace
    • Myersville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myersville
      • Myersville [Frederick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myersville<3>
    • Frostown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostown
      • Frostown [Frederick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostown
    • Emmitsburg [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmitsburg
      • Emmitsburg [Frederick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmitsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmitsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmitsburg<3>
    • Yellow Springs [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Springs
      • Yellow Springs [Frederick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Springs
    • Rocky Ridge [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Frederick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Ridge<3>
    • Charlesville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlesville
      • Charlesville [Frederick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlesville
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<3>
    • Clover Hill [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Hill
      • Clover Hill [Frederick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Hill
    • Green Village [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Village
      • Green Village [Frederick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Village
    • Braddock Heights [Frederick County]
  • Howard County
    • Lisbon [Howard County]
    • Cooksville [Howard County]
    • Glenwood [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [Howard County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Browningsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browningsville
      • Browningsville [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browningsville
    • Hyattstown [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyattstown
      • Hyattstown [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattstown
    • Barnesville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesville
      • Barnesville [Montgomery County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnesville
    • Dickerson [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickerson
      • Dickerson [Montgomery County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickerson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickerson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickerson<3>
    • Clarksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
      • Clarksburg [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<3>
    • Damascus [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<3>
    • Beallsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beallsville
      • Beallsville [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beallsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beallsville<3>
    • Boyds [Montgomery County]
    • Poolesville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolesville
      • Poolesville [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poolesville<3>
    • Germantown [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
      • Germantown [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown<3>
    • Laytonsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laytonsville
      • Laytonsville [Montgomery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laytonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laytonsville<3>
    • Montgomery Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village [Montgomery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery Village<3>
  • Adams County (PA)
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll Valley
      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<3>
    • Zora [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zora
      • Zora [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zora
    • Fairfield [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<3>
    • Greenmount [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenmount
      • Greenmount [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenmount
    • Orrtanna [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrtanna
      • Orrtanna [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrtanna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrtanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrtanna<3>
    • Cashtown-McKnightstown [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashtown-McKnightstown
      • Cashtown-McKnightstown [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashtown-McKnightstown
    • Cashtown [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashtown
      • Cashtown [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashtown
    • McKnightstown Station [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKnightstown Station
      • McKnightstown Station [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKnightstown Station
    • Seven Stars [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Stars
      • Seven Stars [Adams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Stars have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Stars
    • Trust [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trust
      • Trust [Adams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trust have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trust
    • Gettysburg [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gettysburg
      • Gettysburg [Adams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<3>
    • Arendtsville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arendtsville
      • Arendtsville [Adams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 956 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arendtsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arendtsville<3>
    • Lake Heritage [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Heritage
      • Lake Heritage [Adams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Heritage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Heritage
  • Cumberland County (PA)
    • Shippensburg [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shippensburg
      • Shippensburg [Cumberland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shippensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shippensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shippensburg<3>
    • Newburg [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Cumberland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<3>
    • Newville [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newville
      • Newville [Cumberland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newville<3>
    • Mount Holly Springs [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly Springs
      • Mount Holly Springs [Cumberland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,052 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly Springs<3>
    • Plainfield [Cumberland County]
  • Franklin County (PA)
    • Pen Mar [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pen Mar
      • Pen Mar [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
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    • Rouzerville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rouzerville
      • Rouzerville [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
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    • Wayne Heights [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne Heights
      • Wayne Heights [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,906 people
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    • Beartown [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
      • Beartown [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
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    • Blue Ridge Summit [Franklin County]
    • Monterey [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Zullinger [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zullinger
      • Zullinger [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
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    • Waynecastle [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynecastle
      • Waynecastle [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithsburg
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    • Nunnery [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunnery
      • Nunnery [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nunnery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Quincy [Franklin County]
    • Mont Alto [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Alto
      • Mont Alto [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greencastle [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
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  • Fulton County (PA)
    • Websters Mill [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Websters Mill
      • Websters Mill [Fulton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithsburg
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    • McConnellsburg [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnellsburg
      • McConnellsburg [Fulton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Warfordsburg [Fulton County]
    • Fort Littleton [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Littleton
      • Fort Littleton [Fulton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • York County (PA)
    • Hanover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [York County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,783 people
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    • Wrightsville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsville
      • Wrightsville [York County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jefferson [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [York County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 729 people
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  • Frederick County (VA)
  • Loudoun County (VA)
    • Lovettsville [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovettsville
      • Lovettsville [Loudoun County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bolington [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolington
      • Bolington [Loudoun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
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    • Lucketts [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucketts
      • Lucketts [Loudoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
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    • Hillsboro [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Loudoun County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hamilton [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Loudoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Purcellville [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purcellville
      • Purcellville [Loudoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purcellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Round Hill [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
      • Round Hill [Loudoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leesburg [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
      • Leesburg [Loudoun County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lansdowne [Loudoun County]
  • Berkeley County (WV)
    • Scrabble [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrabble
      • Scrabble [Berkeley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Falling Waters [Berkeley County]
    • Bedington [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedington
      • Bedington [Berkeley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
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    • Swan Pond [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Pond
      • Swan Pond [Berkeley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
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    • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Georgetown
      • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Smithsburg
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    • Hedgesville [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgesville
      • Hedgesville [Berkeley County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
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    • Baker Heights [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker Heights
      • Baker Heights [Berkeley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
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    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
      • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,514 people
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    • Arden [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arden
      • Arden [Berkeley County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
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    • Inwood [Berkeley County]
    • Bunker Hill [Berkeley County]
  • Jefferson County (WV)
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,922 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bolivar [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ferry
      • Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
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    • Lower Town [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Town
      • Lower Town [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bardane [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bardane
      • Bardane [Jefferson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
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    • Jefferson Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Village
      • Jefferson Village [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Charles Town [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles Town
      • Charles Town [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,015 people
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    • Ranson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranson
      • Ranson [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ranson has also been known as:
      • Corporation of Ranson
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    • Bloomery [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomery
      • Bloomery [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
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  • Morgan County (WV)
    • Sleepy Creek [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Creek
      • Sleepy Creek [Morgan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Smithsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bath [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Morgan County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Smithsburg ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithsburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Smithsburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Smithsburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Smithsburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 7 miles [11.3 km] of Smithsburg.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Smithsburg:

  • 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
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Smithsburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smithsburg.

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

  • Smithsburg Cemetery
  • Trinity Graveyard
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Graveyard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Graveyard
  • Christ Reformed Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christ Reformed Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christ Reformed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Pauls Graveyard
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Graveyard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stouffers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stouffers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stouffers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stouffers Cemetery
  • Welty Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Welty Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Welty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Beards Graveyard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beards Graveyard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beards Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bethel Graveyard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Graveyard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Toms Cemetery #2
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Toms Cemetery #2
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Toms Cemetery #2 have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ringgold Graveyard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ringgold Graveyard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ringgold Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. James Graveyard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. James Graveyard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. James Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Brandenburg Family Cemetery
    • Garfield Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Browns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Browns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Browns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Smithsburg had a population of 487 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Smithsburg had a population of 2,969 people.

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

  • Smithsburg [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithsburg
    • Smithsburg [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 487 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,969 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Smithsburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithsburg<3>
  • Cavetown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavetown
    • Cavetown [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 287 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cavetown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavetown
  • Edgemont [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgemont
    • Edgemont [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Edgemont had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgemont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgemont
  • Chewsville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewsville
    • Chewsville [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Smithsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 182 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chewsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chewsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewsville
  • Ringgold [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringgold
    • Ringgold [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringgold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
  • Leitersburg [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leitersburg
    • Leitersburg [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 347 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leitersburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leitersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Garfield [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield
      • Garfield [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Garfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
    • Foxville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxville
      • Foxville [Frederick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Smithsburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Foxville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxville
    • Blue Mountain [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blue Mountain had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Midvale [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midvale
      • Midvale [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Midvale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midvale
    • Wolfsville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfsville
      • Wolfsville [Frederick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Smithsburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 147 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wolfsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfsville
    • Pen Mar [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pen Mar
      • Pen Mar [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pen Mar had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pen Mar
    • Beaver Creek [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Beaver Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
    • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithsburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,811 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,906 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waynesboro had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<3>
    • Highfield [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highfield
      • Highfield [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Highfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highfield

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Smithsburg ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Smithsburg:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Maryland: Official Transportation Map
Published by the State Highway Administration, 2003

North American Railroad Atlas - Northeast
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by RailfanDepot, 2020
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for Maryland (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Smithsburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Smithsburg for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Maryland

About Washington County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washco-md.net/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smithsburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smithsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SmithsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6567, Longitude: -77.5764       In this case, the coordinates for Smithsburg 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<6>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 Smithsburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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