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Our Genealogical Helper for Capon Bridge ...

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 Capon Bridge (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 Capon Bridge. 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 Capon Bridge ...

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 Capon Bridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Capon Bridge: Capon Brg. (or less commonly used: Capon Brdg. or Capon Brdge.)

Newspapers Published in Capon Bridge ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Capon Bridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Capon Bridge, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Capon Bridge.

Cemeteries Near Capon Bridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Capon Bridge.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Capon Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Redland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Racey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Green Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gainesboro 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Capon Bridge had a population of 178 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Capon Bridge had a population of 369 people.

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

Cold Stream   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Capon Bridge
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cold Stream had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hooks Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Capon Bridge
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Hooks Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
North River Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Capon Bridge
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - North River Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gore (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Capon Bridge
 - Gore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillons Run - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dillons Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Capon Bridge
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dillons Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lehew   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Capon Bridge
 - Lehew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Enon Springs (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Capon Bridge
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rock Enon Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitacre (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Capon Bridge
 - Whitacre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bloomery   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Capon Bridge
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Bloomery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slanesville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Capon Bridge
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Slanesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cross Junction (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Capon Bridge
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Cross Junction 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 Capon Bridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Capon Bridge 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Capon Bridge is located in Hampshire County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hampshire County: Allegany (MD), Frederick (VA), Hardy, Mineral & Morgan.

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

  DirectionDistance
Hampshire     (The home county for Capon Bridge)
      Slanesville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Romney   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Berkeley
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arden   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Grant
      Arthur   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hardy
      Wardensville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lost City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Jefferson
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mineral
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartmansville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan
      Paw Paw   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Midland (MD)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (MD)
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilson-Conococheague (MD)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clarke (VA)
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Fauquier (VA)
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Loudoun (VA)
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Edinburg (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Overall (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

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 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 Capon Bridge:

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 Hampshire County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral 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    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke 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      
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Hampshire 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 Hampshire 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 ...
      Maryland
      Pennsylvania
      Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Capon Bridge ...

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

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 Capon Bridge:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Capon Bridge in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Capon Bridge for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Capon Bridge.
      See our Misc Page for Capon Bridge for more information.

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Search for a West Virginia Community

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Capon Bridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Capon Bridge) 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 Capon Bridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Capon Bridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Capon Bridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2998, Longitude: -78.4337     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Capon Bridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Capon Bridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Capon Bridge.