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Our Genealogy Helper for Hancock ...

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 Hancock (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 Hancock. 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.

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 and doctors 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.

Hancock is located in Morgan County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

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

  • Morgan County     (The home county of Hancock)
    • Bath [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
    • Berryville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryville
      • Berryville [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryville
    • Magnolia [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Morgan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Paw Paw [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paw Paw
      • Paw Paw [Morgan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paw Paw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paw Paw<3>
  • Berkeley County
    • Hedgesville [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgesville
      • Hedgesville [Berkeley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hedgesville<3>
    • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Georgetown
      • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Georgetown
    • Falling Waters [Berkeley County]
    • Bedington [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedington
      • Bedington [Berkeley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedington
    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
      • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<3>
    • Arden [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arden
      • Arden [Berkeley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
    • Baker Heights [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker Heights
      • Baker Heights [Berkeley County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Heights
    • Scrabble [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrabble
      • Scrabble [Berkeley County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scrabble
    • Inwood [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inwood
      • Inwood [Berkeley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inwood<3>
    • Bunker Hill [Berkeley County]
  • Hampshire County
    • Slanesville [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slanesville
      • Slanesville [Hampshire County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slanesville
    • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capon Bridge
      • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capon Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capon Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capon Bridge<3>
    • Springfield [Hampshire County]
    • Augusta [Hampshire County]
    • Romney [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romney
      • Romney [Hampshire County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<3>
    • Yellow Spring [Hampshire County]
  • Jefferson County
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdstown<3>
    • Bardane [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bardane
      • Bardane [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bardane
    • Jefferson Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Village
      • Jefferson Village [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Village
    • Ranson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranson
      • Ranson [Jefferson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ranson has also been known as:
      • Corporation of Ranson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranson<3>
    • Charles Town [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles Town
      • Charles Town [Jefferson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,029 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles Town
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charles Town<3>
    • Bolivar [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Jefferson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
    • Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ferry
      • Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Ferry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpers Ferry<3>
  • Mineral County
    • Ridgeley [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeley
      • Ridgeley [Mineral County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeley<3>
    • Wiley Ford [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiley Ford
      • Wiley Ford [Mineral County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiley Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiley Ford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiley Ford<3>
    • Carpendale [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpendale
      • Carpendale [Mineral County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpendale
    • Fort Ashby [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ashby
      • Fort Ashby [Mineral County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Ashby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ashby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Ashby<3>
  • Allegany County (MD)
    • Little Orleans [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Orleans
      • Little Orleans [Allegany County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Orleans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Orleans<3>
    • Keifers [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keifers
      • Keifers [Allegany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keifers
    • Flintstone [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flintstone
      • Flintstone [Allegany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flintstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flintstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flintstone<3>
    • Oldtown [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldtown
      • Oldtown [Allegany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldtown<3>
    • Spring Gap [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Gap
      • Spring Gap [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Gap
    • Cumberland [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Allegany County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland<3>
    • La Vale [Allegany County]
    • Mount Savage [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Savage
      • Mount Savage [Allegany County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Savage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Savage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Savage<3>
    • Frostburg [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostburg
      • Frostburg [Allegany County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostburg<3>
    • Rawlings [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlings
      • Rawlings [Allegany County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawlings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlings<3>
  • Frederick County (MD)
    • Myersville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myersville
      • Myersville [Frederick County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myersville<3>
    • Burkittsville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkittsville
      • Burkittsville [Frederick County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkittsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkittsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burkittsville<3>
    • Knoxville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Frederick County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<3>
    • Sabillasville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabillasville
      • Sabillasville [Frederick County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabillasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabillasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sabillasville<3>
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<3>
    • Brunswick [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
      • Brunswick [Frederick County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,491 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<3>
    • Rosemont [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemont
      • Rosemont [Frederick County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemont
  • Washington County (MD)
    • Hancock [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
      • Hancock [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hancock<3>
    • Big Pool [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Pool
      • Big Pool [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Pool have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Pool
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Pool<3>
    • Clear Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Spring
      • Clear Spring [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clear Spring<3>
    • Wilson-Conococheague [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson-Conococheague
      • Wilson-Conococheague [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson-Conococheague
    • Huyett [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huyett
      • Huyett [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huyett
    • Williamsport [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsport
      • Williamsport [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<3>
    • Halfway [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
      • Halfway [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
    • Maugansville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maugansville
      • Maugansville [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maugansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maugansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maugansville<3>
    • Fountainhead-Orchard Hills [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountainhead-Orchard Hills
      • Fountainhead-Orchard Hills [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountainhead-Orchard Hills
    • Hagerstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagerstown
      • Hagerstown [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,100 people
      • Former name for Hagerstown:
      • Hager's Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerstown<3>
    • Long Meadow [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Meadow
      • Long Meadow [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Meadow
    • Saint James [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint James
      • Saint James [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint James
  • Bedford County (PA)
    • Purcell [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purcell
      • Purcell [Bedford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purcell
    • Breezewood [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breezewood
      • Breezewood [Bedford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breezewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breezewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breezewood<3>
    • Everett [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
      • Everett [Bedford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everett<3>
    • Rainsburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainsburg
      • Rainsburg [Bedford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainsburg
    • Ott Town [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ott Town
      • Ott Town [Bedford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ott Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ott Town
    • Mount Dallas [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Dallas
      • Mount Dallas [Bedford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Dallas
    • Hopewell [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Bedford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<3>
    • Bedford [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,677 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<3>
    • Coaldale [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
      • Coaldale [Bedford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
    • Penn Wood [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penn Wood
      • Penn Wood [Bedford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penn Wood
    • Manns Choice [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manns Choice
      • Manns Choice [Bedford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manns Choice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manns Choice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manns Choice<3>
    • Cooks Mills [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Mills
      • Cooks Mills [Bedford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Mills
  • Franklin County (PA)
    • Cove Gap [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Gap
      • Cove Gap [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Gap
    • Mercersburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercersburg
      • Mercersburg [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,532 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercersburg<3>
    • Fort Loudon [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Loudon
      • Fort Loudon [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Loudon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Loudon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Loudon<3>
    • Markes [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markes
      • Markes [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markes
    • Williamson [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
    • Greencastle [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,986 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<3>
    • Cowans Village [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowans Village
      • Cowans Village [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowans Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowans Village
    • Saint Thomas [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Thomas
      • Saint Thomas [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas<3>
    • Cashtown [Franklin County]
    • Metal [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metal
      • Metal [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metal
    • Marion [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Waynecastle [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynecastle
      • Waynecastle [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynecastle
  • Fulton County (PA)
    • Websters Mill [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Websters Mill
      • Websters Mill [Fulton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Websters Mill
    • Emmaville [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmaville
      • Emmaville [Fulton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaville
    • McConnellsburg [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnellsburg
      • McConnellsburg [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnellsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnellsburg<3>
    • Harrisonville [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonville
      • Harrisonville [Fulton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonville
    • Valley-Hi [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley-Hi
      • Valley-Hi [Fulton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley-Hi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley-Hi
    • Fort Littleton [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Littleton
      • Fort Littleton [Fulton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Littleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Littleton<3>
    • Waterfall [Fulton County]
  • Huntingdon County (PA)
    • Broad Top City [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broad Top City
      • Broad Top City [Huntingdon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broad Top City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broad Top City
    • Dudley [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Huntingdon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley
    • Coalmont [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalmont
      • Coalmont [Huntingdon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalmont
    • Three Springs [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Springs
      • Three Springs [Huntingdon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Three Springs<3>
    • Saltillo [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Huntingdon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 331 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
    • Todd [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Todd
      • Todd [Huntingdon County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Todd
    • Orbisonia [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orbisonia
      • Orbisonia [Huntingdon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orbisonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orbisonia<3>
    • Rockhill [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockhill
      • Rockhill [Huntingdon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Rockhill has also been known as:
      • Rockhill Furnace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockhill
  • Somerset County (PA)
    • Fairhope [Somerset County]
    • Wellersburg [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellersburg
      • Wellersburg [Somerset County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellersburg
    • New Baltimore [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Baltimore
      • New Baltimore [Somerset County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Baltimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Baltimore
    • Johnsburg [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsburg
      • Johnsburg [Somerset County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnsburg<3>
    • Callimont [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callimont
      • Callimont [Somerset County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callimont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callimont
  • Clarke County (VA)
    • Berryville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryville
      • Berryville [Clarke County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berryville<3>
  • Frederick County (VA)
    • Shockeysville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shockeysville
      • Shockeysville [Frederick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shockeysville
    • Siler [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siler
      • Siler [Frederick County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Hancock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siler
    • Cross Junction [Frederick County]
    • Nordic Village [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nordic Village
      • Nordic Village [Frederick County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nordic Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nordic Village
    • White Hall [Frederick County]
  • Winchester City (VA)
    • Winchester [Winchester City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Winchester City] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Hancock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Hancock ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hancock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hancock, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hancock.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Hancock:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Hancock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hancock.

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

  • St. Thomas Graveyard
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Thomas Graveyard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Thomas Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Thomas Graveyard
  • St. Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
  • Alpine Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alpine Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alpine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Cemetery
  • Riverview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
  • Mahnes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mahnes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mahnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahnes Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Friendship Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Friendship Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Friendship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Orchard Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orchard Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orchard Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Ridge Cemetery
    • Greenway Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenway Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenway Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway Cemetery
    • Michael Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Michael Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Michael Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Michael Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Hancock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michael Cemetery
    • Chestnut Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chestnut Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chestnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chestnut Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Grove Cemetery
    • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery

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 in 1895, Hancock had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Hancock [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
    • Hancock [Morgan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hancock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hancock had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
  • Hancock [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
    • Hancock [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Hancock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 815 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,529 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hancock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hancock<3>
  • Warfordsburg [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warfordsburg
    • Warfordsburg [Fulton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 67 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Warfordsburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warfordsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warfordsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warfordsburg<3>
  • Sir Johns Run [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sir Johns Run
    • Sir Johns Run [Morgan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sir Johns Run had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sir Johns Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sir Johns Run
  • Berkeley Springs [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley Springs
    • Berkeley Springs [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Berkeley Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkeley Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berkeley Springs<3>
  • Ridersville [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridersville
    • Ridersville [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hancock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ridersville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridersville
  • Continue List ...
    • Sleepy Creek [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Creek
      • Sleepy Creek [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sleepy Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Creek
    • Plum Run [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Run
      • Plum Run [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Plum Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Run
    • Dott [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dott
      • Dott [Fulton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dott had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dott
    • Dickeys Mountain [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickeys Mountain
      • Dickeys Mountain [Fulton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hancock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dickeys Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickeys Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickeys Mountain
    • Buck Valley [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buck Valley
      • Buck Valley [Fulton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hancock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buck Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buck Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Valley
    • Great Cacapon [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Cacapon
      • Great Cacapon [Morgan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hancock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Great Cacapon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Cacapon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Cacapon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Cacapon<3>
    • Covalt [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covalt
      • Covalt [Fulton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hancock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Covalt had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covalt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covalt
    • Holton [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holton
      • Holton [Morgan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holton
    • Cherry Run [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Run
      • Cherry Run [Morgan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hancock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cherry Run had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Run

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hancock. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hancock.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hancock ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

Note for Hancock:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Railroad Mentions for Hancock:

A scheduled stop from Baltimore & Ohio's timetable for the defunct Metropolitan (train schedule from 1969). The Metropolitan travelled between Washington (DC) and Cincinnati (OH)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Morgan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Hancock) 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 Hancock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hancock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hancock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7017, Longitude: -78.1815    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Hancock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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