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Our Genealogical Helper for Braithewaite ...

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

We've added Braithewaite to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Braithewaite, 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 Braithewaite (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 Braithewaite. 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 Braithewaite ...

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 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Braithewaite.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Braithewaite, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Braithewaite.

Cemeteries Near Braithewaite ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Braithewaite.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Three Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Holy Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bnai Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Highland Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NW Island Creek Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Island Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Coulter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ft. Steuben Burial Estates   [Map]     
  WSW Wintersville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cross Creek Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sugar Grove Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Two Ridges Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flats Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Shelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Osage Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Georges Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cross Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW New Somerset Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Somerset Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carne Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Nessly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Brooke Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McClelland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buckingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Hammondsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tomlinson Run United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Methodist 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 Braithewaite in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Braithewaite.

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

Markle (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Braithewaite
 - Markle had a post office and no railroad service
Zalia   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Braithewaite
 - Zalia had railroad service and no post office
Toronto (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Braithewaite
 - 1895 population of 1,822 people (with 4,814 people in 2017)
 - Toronto had a post office and railroad service
Alikanna (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Braithewaite
 - Alikanna had a post office and railroad service
Steubenville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Braithewaite
 - 1895 population of 13,394 people (with 18,003 people in 2017)
 - Steubenville had a post office and railroad service
Colliers   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Braithewaite
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Colliers had a post office and railroad service
Paris (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Braithewaite
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Paris had a post office and no railroad service
Calumet (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Braithewaite
 - Calumet had a post office and no railroad service
Island Creek (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Braithewaite
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Island Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Wintersville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Braithewaite
 - 1895 population of 83 people (with 3,727 people in 2017)
 - Wintersville 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 Braithewaite. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Braithewaite 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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 Braithewaite is historic, it would have been located within present day Hancock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hancock County: Columbiana (OH), Jefferson (OH), Beaver (PA), Washington (PA) & Brooke.

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

Hancock     (The home county for Braithewaite)
      Weirton   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      New Cumberland   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairhaven   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chester   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lawrenceville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Follansbee   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Hooverson Heights   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wellsburg   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dutch Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shank Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beech Bottom   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bethany   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Windsor Heights   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Liberty   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Yorkville (OH)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barton (OH)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blainesville (OH)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flushing (OH)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holloway (OH)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Carroll (OH)
      Carrollton (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dellroy (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesville (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Minerva (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valleyview (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Atwood Village (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sherrodsville (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Malvern (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Magnolia (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Columbiana (OH)
      Wellsville (OH)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Liverpool (OH)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      La Croft (OH)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glenmoor (OH)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Calcutta (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salineville (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point (OH)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summitville (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lisbon (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rogers (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Palestine (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coleman (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanoverton (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Harrison (OH)
      Hopedale (OH)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blairmont (OH)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adena (OH)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Narva (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jewett (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harrisville (OH)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cadiz (OH)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Scio (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Athens (OH)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bowerston (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deersville (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Feed Springs (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Freeport (OH)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jefferson (OH)
      Toronto (OH)   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Empire (OH)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Stratton (OH)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sugar Grove (OH)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wintersville (OH)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Alexandria (OH)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valley Glen (OH)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Richmond (OH)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cream City (OH)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bloomingdale (OH)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mahoning (OH)
      North Lima (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Middletown (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Damascus (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beloit (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sebring (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stark (OH)
      Waynesburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tuscarawas (OH)
      Dennison (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roswell (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Uhrichsville (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Barnhill (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Midvale (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Three Legs Town (OH) - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegheny (PA)
      Noblestown (PA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakdale (PA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leetsdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coraopolis (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Borough of Glen Osborne (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Osborne (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sewickley (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Edgeworth (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Haysville (PA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan (PA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sewickley Heights (PA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bell Acres (PA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glenfield (PA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Beaver (PA)
      Frankfort Springs (PA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harshaville (PA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hookstown (PA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Georgetown (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glasgow (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Midland (PA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shippingport (PA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Industry (PA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Esther (PA) - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gringo (PA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ohioville (PA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crestmont Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Sheffield (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Butler (PA)
      Fernway (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fox Run (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Seven Fields (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Zelienople (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Callery (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harmony (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mars (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valencia (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Evans City (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Connoquenessing (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (PA)
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (PA)
      Enon Valley (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Beaver (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wampum (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ellwood City (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      S N P J (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellport (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bessemer (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Jackson (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Energy (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hillsville (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakland (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South New Castle (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (PA)
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Independence (PA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burgettstown (PA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Midway (PA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Middletown (PA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      MacDonald (PA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McDonald (PA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coon Island (PA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Alexander (PA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cokeburg (PA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wolfdale (PA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Claysville (PA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston (PA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]

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

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 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 Braithewaite:

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 Hancock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brooke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbiana County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mahoning County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stark County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscarawas County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegheny County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Beaver County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Braithewaite, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Braithewaite. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Braithewaite) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Braithewaite. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4223, Longitude: -80.5995     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Braithewaite 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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