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So far, we have found very little information about Ackerman. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ackerman to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ackerman, please Contact Us.

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 Ackerman (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 Ackerman. 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 Ackerman ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ackerman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ackerman, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ackerman.

Cemeteries Near Ackerman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ackerman.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Ilechiter Monnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cecil Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lease Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Abe Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Loar Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Neff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hutson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Dayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Culp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Inkeep Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesleyan Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Rose Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allegany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Waxler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Van Meter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Percy Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP<4>]  
  W Old Coney Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP]  
  W St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Gerstell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mead Chapel Biser Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reece Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Coney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [MIHP]  
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Beeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mineral Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eusiva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Barlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moscow Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Umstot Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Headsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hartsock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP]  
  NNE Zion Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGraveMIHP]  
  NW Emmanuel 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.

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

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

Pinto (MD)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Ackerman
 - Pinto had a post office and no railroad service
Bier (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ackerman
 - Bier had a post office and no railroad service
Rawlings (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ackerman
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rawlings had a post office and railroad service
Patterson Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ackerman
 - Patterson Creek had railroad service and no post office
Ridgeley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ackerman
 - Ridgeley had railroad service and no post office
Cumberland (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ackerman
 - 1895 population of 12,729 people (with 19,707 people in 2017)
 - Cumberland had railroad service and no post office
Clarysville (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ackerman
 - Clarysville had railroad service and no post office
Vale Summit (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ackerman
 - 1895 population of 194 people
 - Vale Summit had a post office and railroad service
Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ackerman
 - 1895 population of 811 people
 - Eckhart Mines had a post office and no railroad service

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

Although our information shows that the community of Ackerman is historic, it would have been located within present day Mineral County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mineral County: Allegany (MD), Garrett (MD), Grant, Hampshire & Hardy.

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

Mineral     (The home county for Ackerman)
      Carpendale   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartmansville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Romney   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baker   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bath   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Midland (MD)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Midlothian (MD)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Klondike (MD)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grantsville (MD)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (MD)
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Manns Choice (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Schellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bedford (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wolfsburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Paris (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Penn Wood (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Dallas (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ohiopyle (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Callimont (PA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairhope (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glade City (PA)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Salisbury (PA)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Johnsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hays Mill (PA)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garrett (PA)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berlin (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Baltimore (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockwood (PA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ackerman:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

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

These pages are specific to Mineral County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mineral County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ackerman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Ackerman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ackerman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ackerman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5856, Longitude: -78.8206     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ackerman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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:

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<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:

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