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Our Genealogical Helper for Brooke Haven ...

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 Brooke Haven (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 Brooke Haven. 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 Brooke Haven ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brooke Haven.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brooke Haven, 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 Brooke Haven.

Cemeteries Near Brooke Haven ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brooke Haven.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Edge Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Washington Burial Ground   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Chestnut Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Kabletown Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Silver Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bolivar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elk Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Franklintown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Uvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Jamestown Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Buckles - Reverend Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW James M Van Metre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Crums Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillsboro Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Hillsboro United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prospect Hall - Edwards - Hunsicker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Vancleveville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ketoctin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Douglas Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reformed Graveyard   [Map]     
  NNE Shepherds Graveyard   [Map]     
  N Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Paynes Chapel 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.<3>

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

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

Millville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Brooke Haven
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Millville had a post office and railroad service
Halltown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brooke Haven
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Halltown had a post office and railroad service
Aldridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brooke Haven
 - Aldridge had railroad service and no post office
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brooke Haven
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
Kabletown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Brooke Haven
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Kabletown had a post office and no railroad service
Shenandoah Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Brooke Haven
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Shenandoah Junction had a post office and railroad service
Rippon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brooke Haven
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rippon had a post office and railroad service
Duffields   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brooke Haven
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Duffields had a post office and railroad service
Summit Point   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brooke Haven
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Summit Point had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Brooke Haven. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brooke Haven 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 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.

Brooke Haven is located in Jefferson County.

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

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Brooke Haven)
      Ranson   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Charles Town   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Bloomery   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arden   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carroll (MD)
      Ridgeville (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Airy (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nottingham Village (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Keymar (MD)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Manor Village (MD)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adamstown (MD)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Howard (MD)
      Timberleigh Village (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Beallsville (MD)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barnesville (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boyds (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarksburg (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Germantown (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Darnestown (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Damascus (MD)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Potomac (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Travilah (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Washington (MD)
      Brownsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      San Mar (MD)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Adams (PA)
      Carroll Valley (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beartown (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monterey (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairfax (VA)
      Herndon (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chantilly (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reston (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Great Falls (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      London Towne (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centreville (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shouse Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wolf Trap (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lee-Hi Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakton (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Random Hills (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belvoir (VA) - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marshall (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Plains (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warrenton (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frytown (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Middleburg (VA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Manassas Park City (VA)
      Manassas Park (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prince William (VA)
      Waterfall Village (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haymarket (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gainesville (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Broad Run Village (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bull Run (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sudley (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crestwood Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linton Hall (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Loch Lomond (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Gate (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bataan Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 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 Brooke Haven:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire 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    
Howard 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    
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    
Fairfax 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      
Manassas Park City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Brooke Haven. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brooke Haven) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooke Haven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2868, Longitude: -77.8503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooke Haven 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 Brooke Haven, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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