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Our Genealogical Helper for Blairton ...

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 Blairton (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 Blairton. 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 Blairton ...

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 61 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blairton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blairton, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blairton.

Cemeteries Near Blairton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blairton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Old Stone Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smoketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Pleasant View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Vancleveville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old German Lutheran Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Norbourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Norborne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Douglas Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S James M Van Metre Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Light Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tuscarora Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Arden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Reformed Graveyard   [Map]     
  ESE Shepherds Graveyard   [Map]     
  NW Butler Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Mountain Side Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pitzers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Darkesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Falling Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elk Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Buckles - Reverend Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hedgesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Falling Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Uvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  E First Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Little Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Allensville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antietam National Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP<3>]  
  E Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mumma Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Buck Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Washington Burial Ground   [Map]     
  NW Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pittman 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 Blairton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blairton.

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

Swan Pond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blairton
 - Swan Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Berkeley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Blairton
 - Berkeley had railroad service and no post office
Martinsburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Blairton
 - 1895 population of 7,226 people (with 17,404 people in 2017)
 - Martinsburg had a post office and railroad service
Kearneysville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blairton
 - Kearneysville had a post office and no railroad service
Foltz - Historic   [Map]
 - While Foltz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blairton
 - Foltz had a post office and no railroad service
Bedington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Blairton
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Bedington had a post office and railroad service
Shepherdstown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blairton
 - 1895 population of 151 people (with 1,802 people in 2017)
 - Shepherdstown had a post office and railroad service
Spring Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blairton
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Spring Mills 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 Blairton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blairton 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.

Blairton is located in Berkeley County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Berkeley County: Washington (MD), Frederick (VA), Jefferson & Morgan.

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

Berkeley     (The home county for Blairton)
      Baker Heights   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arden   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carroll (MD)
      Keymar (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union Bridge (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodlawn Village (MD)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barnesville (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beallsville (MD)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boyds (MD)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarksburg (MD)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Damascus (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Germantown (MD)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (MD)
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brownsville (MD)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Adams (PA)
      Carroll Valley (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairfield (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrtanna (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beartown (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Monterey (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marshall (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (VA)
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middleburg (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashburn Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - you should note 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 Blairton:

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 Berkeley County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fauquier County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Berkeley County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Berkeley 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blairton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4526, Longitude: -77.9203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blairton 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:

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<3>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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<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 Blairton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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