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Bruceton Mills, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Bruceton Mills ...

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 Bruceton Mills (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 Bruceton Mills. 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.

Name Variations for Bruceton Mills ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Bruceton Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Bruceton Mills: Bruceton Mls. (or less commonly used: Bruceton Mlls.)

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 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.

Bruceton Mills is located in 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 Bruceton Mills. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bruceton Mills:

Preston     (The home county for Bruceton Mills)
  Brandonville   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Albright   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elk Garden   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hartmansville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Keyser   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Creek   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Westover   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Granville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Star City   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Osage   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Davis   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hambleton   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegany (MD)
  Luke (MD)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Westernport (MD)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Barton (MD)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nikep (MD)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Klondike (MD)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Midlothian (MD)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodland (MD)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Frostburg (MD)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Midland (MD)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Loarville (MD)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Grantsville (MD)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ohiopyle (PA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mount Independence (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Oliver (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Casselman (PA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Salisbury (PA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Centerville (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rockwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Garrett (PA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Glade City (PA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hays Mill (PA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Somerset (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  California (PA)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Coal Center (PA)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Daisytown (PA)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Allenport (PA)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elco (PA)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Speers (PA)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stockdale (PA)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dunlevy (PA)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
  Scottdale (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Joy (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Pleasant (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Smithton (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Donegal (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monessen (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hunker (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Stanton (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Newton (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  United (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lycippus (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Bruceton Mills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bruceton Mills.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fair View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lenox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Savage Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Webb Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Teets Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Visitation Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Sisler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Van Sickle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Sand Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Blooming Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Asher Glade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sansom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Bruceton Mills ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bruceton Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bruceton Mills, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bruceton Mills.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bruceton Mills had a population of 221 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Bruceton Mills had a population of 86 people.

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

Clifton Mills   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bruceton Mills
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Clifton Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Rockville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bruceton Mills
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Rockville had a post office and no railroad service
Morgans Glade   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bruceton Mills
 - Morgans Glade had a post office and no railroad service
Hudson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bruceton Mills
 - Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Point   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bruceton Mills
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Valley Point had a post office and no railroad service
Guseman - Historic   [Map]
 - While Guseman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bruceton Mills
 - Guseman had a post office and no railroad service
Lenox   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bruceton Mills
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lenox had a post office and no railroad service
Cuzzart   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bruceton Mills
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cuzzart had a post office and no railroad service
Glade Farms   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bruceton Mills
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Glade Farms had a post office and no railroad service
Gibbon Glade (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bruceton Mills
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Gibbon Glade had a post office and no railroad service
Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Bruceton Mills
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Elliottsville (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bruceton Mills
 - Elliottsville 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 Bruceton Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bruceton Mills in the 1890's.

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 and 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 - 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 Bruceton Mills:

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 Preston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Mineral County:     Cyndi's



Monongalia County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Tucker County:     Cyndi's



Allegany County (MD):     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 Preston County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bruceton Mills ...

While our initial data about Bruceton Mills came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Bruceton Mills in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Bruceton Mills.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Bruceton Mills:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Bruceton Mills in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Bruceton Mills for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bruceton Mills. See our Misc Page for Bruceton Mills for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bruceton Mills) 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 Bruceton Mills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bruceton Mills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bruceton Mills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6594, Longitude: -79.6406     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bruceton Mills 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 Bruceton Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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