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Braewick Woods, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Braewick Woods ...

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 Braewick Woods (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 Braewick Woods. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

Braewick Woods is located in Monongalia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monongalia County: Fayette (PA), Greene (PA), Marion, Preston, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

Monongalia     (The home county for Braewick Woods)
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Morgantown   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Westover   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Star City   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Granville   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Osage   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Despard   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gore   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Albright   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bane   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Barker   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Isabella (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oliver (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beallsville (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marianna (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  California (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Daisytown (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coal Center (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Allenport (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Scenery Hill (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Speers (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
  North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Monessen (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Smithton (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scottdale (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Newton (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sutersville (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Pleasant (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Braewick Woods ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Braewick Woods.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE New Monongalia County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crichfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Lawnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Everley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Beverly Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lazzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ft. Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Dents Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nuce Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jennewine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Pt. Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lough - Teagarden - Cordray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Everly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Furman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cagey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wolfs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liming Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Linton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lemley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barrackman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N South Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Monongahela Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mason Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW Troy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shriver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mooresville Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Braewick Woods ...

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 Braewick Woods.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Braewick Woods, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Braewick Woods.

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.<3>

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

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

Morgantown   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Braewick Woods
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,547 people in 2017)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Braewick Woods
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Maidsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Braewick Woods
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Maidsville had a post office and no railroad service
Randall   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Braewick Woods
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
Laurel Point   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Braewick Woods
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point had a post office and no railroad service
Stewartstown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Braewick Woods
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Stewartstown had a post office and no railroad service
Bowlby   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Braewick Woods
 - Bowlby had a post office and no railroad service
Dunkard (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Braewick Woods
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Dunkard 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 Braewick Woods. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Braewick Woods in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Braewick Woods:

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 Monongalia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Wetzel County:     Cyndi's



Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's



Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's



Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's



Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's



Washington County (PA):     Cyndi's



Westmoreland County (PA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Monongalia County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Monongalia 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Braewick Woods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6629, Longitude: -79.9562     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Braewick Woods 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>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 Braewick Woods, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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