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Our Genealogy Helper for Egypt ...

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 Egypt (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 Egypt. 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.

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.

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

  DirDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Egypt)
  Jefferson Village   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Bardane   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Charles Town   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ranson   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shepherdstown   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bloomery   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bolivar   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kabletown   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Harpers Ferry   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lower Town   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Berkeley
  Inwood   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Baker Heights   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Bunker Hill   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Arden   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Martinsburg   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Scrabble   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bedington   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Falling Waters   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hedgesville   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Hampshire
  Capon Bridge   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Slanesville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Augusta   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Three Churches   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hardy
  Wardensville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan
  Berryville   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bath   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Paw Paw   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
  Keifers (MD)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oldtown (MD)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Flintstone (MD)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Frederick (MD)
  Knoxville (MD)   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Brunswick (MD)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rosemont (MD)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jefferson (MD)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Middletown (MD)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Myersville (MD)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Adamstown (MD)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Montgomery (MD)
  Dickerson (MD)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beallsville (MD)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barnesville (MD)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Poolesville (MD)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Boyds (MD)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clarksburg (MD)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Germantown (MD)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Damascus (MD)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Darnestown (MD)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Potomac (MD)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (MD)
  Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brownsville (MD)   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fairplay (MD)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Keedysville (MD)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint James (MD)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Williamsport (MD)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Big Pool (MD)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Adams (PA)
  Carroll Valley (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bedford (PA)
  Purcell (PA)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Franklin (PA)
  Greencastle (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beartown (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monterey (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cashtown (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marion (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fulton (PA)
  Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke (VA)
  Gaylord (VA)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Berryville (VA)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Boyce (VA)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Frogtown (VA)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waterloo (VA)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Berrys (VA)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  White Post (VA)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Fairfax (VA)
  Herndon (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fauquier (VA)
  Markham (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Zulla (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Petersburg (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marshall (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belvoir (VA) - Historic   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  The Plains (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Frederick (VA)
  White Hall (VA)   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Welltown (VA)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Echo Village (VA)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stephens City (VA)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Middletown (VA)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Loudoun (VA)
  Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bolington (VA)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Round Hill (VA)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Purcellville (VA)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hamilton (VA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  White Pump (VA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lucketts (VA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Leesburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Middleburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Belmont (VA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ashburn (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Prince William (VA)
  Waterfall Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Haymarket (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shenandoah (VA)
  Strasburg (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Warren (VA)
  Reliance (VA)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Riverton (VA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Front Royal (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Royal Village (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Viscose City (VA)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Winchester City (VA)
  Winchester (VA)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Egypt ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Egypt.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Washington Burial Ground   [Map]     
  ESE Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE James M Van Metre Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  N Douglas Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Darkesville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Vancleveville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Morgan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prospect Hall - Edwards - Hunsicker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edge Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Elk Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Stone Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Norborne Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Paynes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Uvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smoketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pitzers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old German Lutheran Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Norbourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Jamestown Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Providence Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tuscarora Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Buckles - Reverend Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Mountain Side Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gerrardstown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Brucetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jabbers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Franklintown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reformed Graveyard   [Map]     
  NE Shepherds Graveyard   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buck Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Crums Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kabletown Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Silver Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bolivar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Egypt ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Egypt.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Egypt, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Egypt.

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 Egypt in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Egypt.

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

Middleway   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 372 people
 - Middleway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aldridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Egypt
 - Aldridge had railroad service and no post office
 
Kearneysville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Egypt
 - Kearneysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Darkesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 288 people
 - Darkesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Inwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Egypt
 - Inwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Bunker Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Bunker Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Shenandoah Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Shenandoah Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
Charles Town   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Egypt
 - 1895 population of 2,287 people (with 5,957 people in 2017)
 - Charles Town 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 Egypt. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Egypt in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 it should be mentioned 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 Egypt:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hampshire County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Allegany County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Frederick County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fulton County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clarke County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fairfax County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fauquier County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Frederick County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Loudoun County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Prince William County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shenandoah County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
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,
Cemeteries of Jefferson County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Jefferson 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 Disaster Stories for ...
      Maryland
      Pennsylvania
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Egypt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3520, Longitude: -77.9475     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Egypt 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 Egypt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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