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Our Genealogy Helper for Alum Bridge ...

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 Alum Bridge (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 Alum Bridge. 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.

Name Variations for Alum Bridge ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Alum Bridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Alum Bridge: Alum Brg. (or less commonly used: Alum Brdg. or Alum Brdge.)

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 doctors 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.

Alum Bridge is located in Lewis County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lewis County: Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Upshur & Webster.

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

  DirDistance
Lewis     (The home county for Alum Bridge)
  Camden   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Cox Town   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Weston   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jane Lew   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Barbour
  Elk City   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Audra   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Union   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belington   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Junior   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Braxton
  Burnsville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clem   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Calhoun
  Grantsville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Orma   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Clay
  Harrison   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Doddridge
  Smithburg   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Union   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
 
Gilmer
  Sand Fork   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Harrison
  Salem   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lost Creek   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Despard   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gore   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Marion
  Worthington   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mannington   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pleasants
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
  Helvetia   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Womelsdorf   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ritchie
  Auburn   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Taylor
  Flemington   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tyler
  Atwood   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Friendly   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sistersville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Upshur
  Frenchton   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Webster
  Cleveland   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Addison   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wetzel
  Smithfield   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bane   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Barker   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wirt
  Burning Springs   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (OH)
  Grandview (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Matamoras (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Alum Bridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alum Bridge.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Woofter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Field Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Halderman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carder Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Farnsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Bernard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woofter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Harrison Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boilon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Clara Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Troy - IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McHenry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waldeck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lowther Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Keister Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Redemption Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Middle Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Ave. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Alice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sand Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Canfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tumbling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rockford - Pletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brownsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gee Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Indian Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  S Mick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Machperlah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leason Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Alum Bridge ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alum Bridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alum Bridge, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alum Bridge.

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 Alum Bridge had a population of 68 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Vadis   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Alum Bridge
 - Vadis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alum Bridge
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alum Bridge
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Troy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Clara   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alum Bridge
 - 1895 population of 90 people
 - Saint Clara had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bealls Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alum Bridge
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Bealls Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Churchville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alum Bridge
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Churchville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conings   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alum Bridge
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Conings had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alum Bridge
 - Ellis 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 Alum Bridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alum Bridge 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 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 Alum Bridge:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Lewis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Braxton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pleasants County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tyler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wirt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Lewis County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Lewis 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 Disaster Stories for ...
      Ohio

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alum Bridge ...

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

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 Alum Bridge:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Lewis County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alum Bridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alum Bridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0393, Longitude: -80.6551     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alum Bridge 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 Alum Bridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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