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Camden, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Camden ...

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 Camden (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 Camden. 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 Camden ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Camden.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Camden, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Camden.

Cemeteries Near Camden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Camden.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Harrison Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waldeck Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW St. Bernard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middle Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Ave. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woofter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Brownsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Machperlah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gee Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Woofter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rockford - Pletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCann Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Field Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peterson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Halderman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glady Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weston Masonic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Life Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Clara Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Farnsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boilon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Indian Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Straley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Horner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Jesse Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Post Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Redemption Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Troy - IOOF Cemetery<3>   [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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Camden had a population of 49 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Churchville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Camden
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Churchville had a post office and no railroad service
Freemansburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Camden
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Freemansburg had a post office and no railroad service
Alum Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Camden
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Alum Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Weston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Camden
 - 1895 population of 2,143 people (with 3,971 people in 2017)
 - Weston had a post office and railroad service
Deanville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Camden
 - Deanville had railroad service and no post office
Bealls Mills   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Camden
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Bealls Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Lightburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Camden
 - Lightburn had a post office and no railroad service
Kincheloe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Camden
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Kincheloe had a post office and no railroad service
Benson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Camden
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Benson had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Clara   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Camden
 - 1895 population of 90 people
 - Saint Clara had a post office and no railroad service
Vadis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Camden
 - Vadis had a post office and no railroad service
Alkires Mills   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Camden
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Alkires Mills 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 Camden. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Camden 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 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.

Camden is located in Lewis County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lewis County: Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Upshur & Webster.

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

Lewis     (The home county for Camden)
      Cox Town   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Audra   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belington   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Junior   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Despard   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gore   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bane   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barker   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Camden:

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 Lewis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer 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    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Camden ...

While our initial data for Camden came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Camden 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 Camden.

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 Camden:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Camden.
      See our Misc Page for Camden for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Lewis County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Camden. 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 from Camden. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Camden) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0543, Longitude: -80.5664     [Map].

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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>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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<4>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 Camden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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