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Broad Top City, Pennsylvania

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Our Genealogical Helper for Broad Top City ...

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 Broad Top City (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 Broad Top City. 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 Broad Top City ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Broad Top City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Broad Top City, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Broad Top City.

Cemeteries Near Broad Top City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Broad Top City.

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 Broad Top City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Broad Top IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  S St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ave Maria Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dudley Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robertsdale Italian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Colmont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Duvalls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Edwards Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rhoat Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Little Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Shore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coles Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Plummer Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Granview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Waterfall Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Saltillo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Paradise Furnace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Phillips Memorial   [Map]     
  WNW St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bunker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Three Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ENE Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Russellville Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Russellville Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Entriken Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brumbaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Booth Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cassville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kensinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nicodemus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stonerook Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Cromwell Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walnut Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wible Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kyler Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trough Creek Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rebecca Furnace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brumbaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shriver 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.<4>

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

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

Robertsdale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 651 people
 - Robertsdale had a post office and railroad service
Dudley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 281 people (with 186 people in 2016)
 - Dudley had a post office and railroad service
Cooks   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Broad Top City
 - Cooks had railroad service and no post office
Coalmont   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 219 people (with 107 people in 2016)
 - Coalmont had a post office and railroad service
Defiance   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Broad Top City
 - Defiance had a post office and no railroad service
Kearney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Broad Top City
 - Kearney had a post office and no railroad service
Saxton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 712 people (with 701 people in 2016)
 - Saxton had a post office and railroad service
New Grenada   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - New Grenada had a post office and no railroad service
Todd   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 91 people (with 1,488 people in 2000)
 - Todd had a post office and no railroad service
Salter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Broad Top City
 - Salter had a post office and no railroad service
Trough Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Broad Top City
 - Trough Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Riddlesburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Broad Top City
 - 1895 population of 245 people
 - Riddlesburg 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 Broad Top City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Broad Top City 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Broad Top City is located in Huntingdon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Huntingdon County: Bedford, Blair, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata & Mifflin.

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

Huntingdon     (The home county for Broad Top City)
      Dudley   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Middletown   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coalmont   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Todd   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Saltillo   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Three Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marklesburg   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orbisonia   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rockhill   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shirleysburg   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mapleton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Union   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saxton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Coaldale   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marble City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hopewell   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodbury   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Waterside   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Breezewood   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Dallas   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Everett   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Penn Wood   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Clairsville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ott Town   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wolfsburg   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beavertown   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Roaring Spring   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Claysburg   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Williamsburg   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollidaysburg   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newry   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Duncansville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Puzzletown   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Knob   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Puritan   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cresson   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scarlan Hill   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallitzin   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sankertown   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaverdale   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spindley City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salix   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loretto   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Summerhill   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ramblewood   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Grove Mills   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shippensburg   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cowans Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Doylestown   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Loudon   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Roxbury   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Thomas   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cheesetown   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercersburg   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrstown   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cashtown   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chambersburg   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley-Hi   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Littleton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harrisonville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McConnellsburg   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Websters Mill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Rutherford   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newton Hamilton   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McVeytown   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Juniata Terrace   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lewistown   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Central City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Windber   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Baltimore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paint   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buckstown   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Indian Lake   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hooversville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MD)
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maugansville (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Morgan (WV)
      Bath (WV)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berryville (WV)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Broad Top City:

These websites are specific to Pennsylvania:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Pennsylvania State Archives

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

These pages are specific to Huntingdon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Blair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cambria County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Centre County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cumberland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juniata County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mifflin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Pennsylvania:

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

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 Pennsylvania
Also see ...
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About Huntingdon County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Huntingdon County: www.huntingdoncounty.net/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: www.state.pa.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Broad Top City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Broad Top City) 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 Broad Top City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Broad Top City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broad Top City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1998, Longitude: -78.1472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Broad Top City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<4>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 Broad Top City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Broad Top City.