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Frewsburg, New York

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Our Genealogical Helper for Frewsburg ...

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 Frewsburg (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 Frewsburg. 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 Frewsburg ...

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 80 newspapers that have been published in the area around Frewsburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Frewsburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Frewsburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Frewsburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> of Frewsburg.

Cemeteries Near Frewsburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Frewsburg.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Thayer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Stillwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fentonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ivory Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Myrtle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lk. View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Wilcox Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Levant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Busti Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Marshtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunset Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Knapp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ross Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE South Valley Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Sample Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bentley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cherry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wellman Road Cemetery   [Map]     


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 Frewsburg had a population of 570 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Kiantone   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Frewsburg
 - Kiantone had a post office and no railroad service
Fentonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Fentonville had a post office and no railroad service
Falconer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 574 people (with 2,295 people in 2016)
 - Falconer had a post office and railroad service
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 16,038 people (with 29,775 people in 2016)
 - Jamestown had a post office and railroad service
Poland Center   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Poland Center had no post office or railroad service
Busti   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 490 people
 - Busti had a post office and no railroad service
Lander (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Lander had a post office and no railroad service
Russell (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 412 people
 - Russell had a post office and railroad service
Ross Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Ross Mills had a post office and railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 514 people
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Fluvanna   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Frewsburg
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Fluvanna 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 Frewsburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Frewsburg 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 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.

Frewsburg is located in Chautauqua County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chautauqua County: Cattaraugus, Erie, Erie (PA) & Warren (PA).

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

Chautauqua     (The home county for Frewsburg)
      Carroll   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kiantone   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ivory   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kiantone   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Falconer   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Poland   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Ellicott   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Busti   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Celoron   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ross Mills   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Busti   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      South Valley   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Onoville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coldspring   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Conewango   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Randolph   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Quaker Bridge - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Napoli   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Red House   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      South Dayton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Little Valley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collins   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brant   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brant   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farnham   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Collins   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Collins   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Erie Beach   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Angola   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Crawford (PA)
      Spartansburg (PA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centerville (PA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Canadohta Lake (PA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Riceville (PA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincolnville (PA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Titusville (PA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hydetown (PA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Elk (PA)
      Windy City (PA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      James City (PA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russell City (PA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Erie (PA)
      Corry (PA)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elgin (PA)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wattsburg (PA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North East (PA)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union City (PA)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Forest (PA)
      Fagundus (PA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iron City (PA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
McKean (PA)
      Bradford (PA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Custer City (PA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lewis Run (PA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Derrick City (PA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sawyer City (PA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tallyho (PA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dallas City (PA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Allen (PA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kane (PA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coontown (PA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Jewett (PA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eldred (PA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smethport (PA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Venango (PA)
      Pleasantville (PA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Warren (PA)
      Sugar Grove (PA)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Warren (PA)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Youngsville (PA)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bear Lake (PA)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarendon (PA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garland (PA)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sheffield (PA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hermit Spring (PA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hoover (PA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tidioute (PA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Henrys Mills (PA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enterprise (PA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Frewsburg:

These websites are specific to New York:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the New York State Archives

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

These pages are specific to Chautauqua County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cattaraugus County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Erie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elk County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Erie County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forest County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McKean County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Venango County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for New York:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of New York,     of Chautauqua County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for New York
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for New York
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of New York,     of Chautauqua 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 New York
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Frewsburg ...

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

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 Frewsburg:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Frewsburg.
      See our Misc Page for Frewsburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New York

About Chautauqua County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chautauqua County: www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Frewsburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frewsburg) 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 Frewsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Frewsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frewsburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0545, Longitude: -79.1581     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frewsburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Frewsburg.