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Our Genealogical Helper for Brady Gate ...

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 Brady Gate (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 Brady Gate. 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 Brady Gate ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brady Gate.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brady Gate, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brady Gate.

Cemeteries Near Brady Gate ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brady Gate.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Stainaker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Cowger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Ware Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Varner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Old Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE Wanless Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ft. Milroy 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.<2>

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

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

Monterville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brady Gate
 - Monterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Spring   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brady Gate
 - Blue Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Brady Gate
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Valley Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkwater   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brady Gate
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Elkwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence - Historic   [Map]
 - While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brady Gate
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lee Bell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brady Gate
 - Lee Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brady Gate
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bergoo   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brady Gate
 - Bergoo 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 Brady Gate. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brady Gate 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Brady Gate is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Tucker, Upshur & Webster.

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

  DirectionDistance
Randolph     (The home county for Brady Gate)
      Mingo   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harman   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Barbour
      Junior   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belington   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Audra   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Braxton
      Heaters   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lewis
      Garton Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
      Richwood   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Pendleton
      Circleville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harper   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Onego   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Durbin   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cass   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Frank   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Green Bank   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Edray   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Marlinton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntersville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buckeye   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Upshur
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Webster
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Bath (VA)
      Bolar (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Highland (VA)
      Monterey (VA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Brady Gate:

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pendleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bath County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Highland 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 Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Randolph 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 ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brady Gate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5476, Longitude: -80.0773     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brady Gate have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Brady Gate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brady Gate.



 
 
 

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