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Our Genealogy Helper for Isabella ...

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 Isabella (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 Isabella. 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.

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.

Isabella is located in Chester County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chester County: New Castle (DE), Cecil (MD), Berks, Delaware, Lancaster & Montgomery.

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

  DirDistance
Chester     (The home county for Isabella)
  Elverson   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Honey Brook   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Nantmeal Village   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Coatesville   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Modena   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sadsburyville   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  South Coatesville   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Downingtown   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Thorndale   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pottstown Landing   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  South Pottstown   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Parkesburg   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Allegheny
  Overbrook   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Berks
  Morgantown   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  New Morgan   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Birdsboro   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bally   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Flying Hills   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lorane   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Amity Gardens   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brice Village   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Exeter Village   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reiffton   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Deerfield Village   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mohnton   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Bucks
  Trumbauersville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairhill   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sellersville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Perkasie   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Selsie Village   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Silverdale   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brittany Farms-Highlands   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Quakertown   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Zionhill   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chalfont   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Richlandtown   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dublin   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Delaware
  Edgemont   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Green Countrie Village   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chester Heights   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Radnor   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lima   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Garnet Valley   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Broomall   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Montrose Village   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Media   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Creekside Village at Naamans   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Indiana
  Ernest   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Lancaster
  Meadville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Blue Ball   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Terre Hill   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gap   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  New Holland   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Adamstown   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Christiana   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kinzers   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hinkletown   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Intercourse   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Leaman Place   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bareville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Lebanon
  Stricklerstown   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Newmanstown   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Schaefferstown   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Myerstown   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Miners Village   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Avon Heights   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Avon   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burd Coleman Village   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cornwall   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Quentin   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lehigh
  Hensingersville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alburtis   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Powder Valley   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dillingerville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Macungie   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Zionsville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Smithville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ancient Oaks   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Emmaus   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Coopersburg   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jacksonville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wennersville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Montgomery
  Stowe   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Pottsgrove   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pottstown   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Halfway House   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pottsgrove   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sanatoga   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Royersford   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fagleysville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gilbertsville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Limerick   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Trappe   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Collegeville   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Northampton
  Star Village   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Philadelphia
  Bartram Village   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Milestown - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pittville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Somerville - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Southwest Center City   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  University City   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Branchtown - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fern Rock Station - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lawton Station - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lindley Station - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Logan Station - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oak Lane Station - Historic   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Schuylkill
  Port Clinton   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Deer Lake   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Summit Station   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lake Wynonah   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Landingville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McKeansburg   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Ringgold   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Orwigsburg   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cressona   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Friedensburg   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
York
  Slab   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  East Prospect   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Delta   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Susquehanna Trails   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Yorkana   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
New Castle (DE)
  Vintage Village (DE)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Yorklyn (DE)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Centreville (DE)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Hockessin (DE)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cokesbury Village (DE)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Star (DE)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  York Towne (DE)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Winterthur (DE)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mendenhall Village (DE)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenville (DE)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Montchanin (DE)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rockland (DE)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Cecil (MD)
  Old Line Village of Fair Hill (MD)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Blue Ball Village (MD)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mason Dixon Village (MD)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elk Mills (MD)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rising Sun (MD)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Creek Village (MD)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Childs (MD)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winding Brook Village (MD)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marley Village (MD)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Colora (MD)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Windsor Village (MD)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakwood (MD)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Harford (MD)
  Conowingo Village (MD)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Darlington (MD)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Poole (MD)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whiteford (MD)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Camden (NJ)
  Ablett Village (NJ)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Camden (NJ)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Morgan Village (NJ)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gloucester (NJ)
  Bridgeport (NJ)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beckett (NJ)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gibbstown (NJ)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Salem (NJ)
  Carneys Point (NJ)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pennsville (NJ)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Auburn (NJ)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Isabella ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Isabella.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Isabella covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Caernarvon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Morningside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mast Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N St. Pauls United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Churchtown United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Robeson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Polish Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Ukrainian Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Cecilia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pughtown Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Shenkel UCC Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  NNE Immaculate Conception Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lichty Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alleghenyville Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Isabella ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Isabella.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Isabella, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Isabella.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Isabella had a population of 99 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Cupola   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Isabella
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Cupola had a post office and railroad service
 
Wyebrooke   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Isabella
 - Wyebrooke had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewis Mills   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Isabella
 - Lewis Mills had railroad service and no post office
 
Barneston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Isabella
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Barneston had a post office and railroad service
 
Loag   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Isabella
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Loag had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conestoga   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Isabella
 - Conestoga had railroad service and no post office
 
Fontaine   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Isabella
 - Fontaine had railroad service and no post office
 
Dampman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Isabella
 - Dampman had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Isabella. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Isabella in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Isabella:

These websites are specific to Pennsylvania:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Chester County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allegheny County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Berks County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bucks County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Delaware County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Indiana County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lancaster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lebanon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lehigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Northampton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Philadelphia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Schuylkill County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
York County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
New Castle County (DE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cecil County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harford County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Camden County (NJ):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gloucester County (NJ):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Salem County (NJ):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Pennsylvania:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Pennsylvania,
Cemeteries of Chester County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Pennsylvania
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Pennsylvania
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Pennsylvania, for Chester 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 Pennsylvania
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Delaware
      Maryland
      New Jersey

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Isabella ...

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

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 Isabella:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Isabella. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1209, Longitude: -75.8380     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Isabella 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>UCC is an abbreviation for the United Church of Canada

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

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