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Our Genealogical Helper for Breedlove ...

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

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

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Breedlove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Breedlove, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Breedlove.

Cemeteries Near Breedlove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Breedlove.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Gnegy Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP<3>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Maple Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kight Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Accident Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Red House Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fike / Wolfe Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Beachy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nine Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beckman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bayard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Belleview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bonifield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chisholm - Nydegger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lish Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Deakins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riverview 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 Breedlove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Breedlove.

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

Horse Shoe Run   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Breedlove
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Horse Shoe Run had a post office and no railroad service
Eglon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Breedlove
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Eglon had a post office and no railroad service
Wilsonia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Breedlove
 - Wilsonia had a post office and railroad service
Dobbin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Breedlove
 - Dobbin had a post office and railroad service
Sell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Breedlove
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sell had a post office and no railroad service
Lead Mine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Breedlove
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Brookside   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Breedlove
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Brookside had a post office and no railroad service
William   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Breedlove
 - William had railroad service and no post office
Wilson (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Breedlove
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
Wilson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Breedlove
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Breedlove
 - 1895 population of 248 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Carmel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Breedlove
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Carmel 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 Breedlove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Breedlove 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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 Breedlove is historic, it would have been located within present day Preston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.

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

Preston     (The home county for Breedlove)
      Aurora   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Albright   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Romney   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hartmansville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Onego   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brushy Run   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Circleville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Davis   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Luke (MD)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westernport (MD)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barton (MD)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nikep (MD)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Klondike (MD)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midland (MD)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodland (MD)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midlothian (MD)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ursina (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Confluence (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Breedlove:

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 Preston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pendleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset 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 Preston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia

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 ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Preston 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 Breedlove, 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 Breedlove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Breedlove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Breedlove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2523, Longitude: -79.5017     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Breedlove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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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