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Our Genealogical Helper for Brookhaven ...

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 Brookhaven (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 Brookhaven. 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 Brookhaven ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brookhaven.

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

Cemeteries Near Brookhaven ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brookhaven.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Nuce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W East Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lawnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Monongalia County Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Jennewine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beverly Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Hoard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Everley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crichfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ft. Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Pt. Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dents Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arthurdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reedsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lazzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lough - Teagarden - Cordray Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Hope Halleck United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fair View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cagey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liming Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wolfs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Furman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barrackman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Snider 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 Brookhaven in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brookhaven.

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

Morgantown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brookhaven
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,855 people in 2016)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
 
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Brookhaven
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uffington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brookhaven
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Uffington had a post office and railroad service
 
Randall   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brookhaven
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Point   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Brookhaven
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Falls   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brookhaven
 - Little Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Masontown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brookhaven
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 548 people in 2016)
 - Masontown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stewartstown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Brookhaven
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Stewartstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maidsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brookhaven
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Maidsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clinton Furnace   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brookhaven
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Clinton Furnace 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 Brookhaven. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brookhaven 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.

Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Brookhaven:

  DirectionDistance
Monongalia     (The home county for Brookhaven)
      Morgantown   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Barbour
      Adaland   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belington   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grant
      Bayard   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Harrison
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marion
      Rivesville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Preston
      Masontown   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Albright   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Randolph
      Montrose   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Taylor
      Fetterman   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Tucker
      Parsons   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davis   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wetzel
      Hundred   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barker   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grantsville (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Oliver (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ursina (PA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Confluence (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deemston (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centerville (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Daisytown (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      California (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coal Center (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Speers (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Allenport (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elco (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Long Branch (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Westmoreland (PA)
      North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monessen (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smithton (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scottdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Brookhaven:

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 Monongalia 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    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston 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    
Wetzel County:       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    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Westmoreland 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 Monongalia 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 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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The Communities of West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brookhaven. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brookhaven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookhaven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6117, Longitude: -79.9045     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookhaven 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Brookhaven, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brookhaven.