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Pancake, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Pancake ...

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 Pancake (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 Pancake. 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 southeast 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 south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

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

Hampshire     (The home county for Pancake)
  Romney   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Augusta   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ritters   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Three Churches   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Slanesville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Capon Bridge   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arthur   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Moorefield   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Baker   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wardensville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lost City   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  New Creek   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Keyser   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fort Ashby   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hartmansville   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Elk Garden   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wiley Ford   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Carpendale   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ridgeley   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Paw Paw   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Berryville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brushy Run   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Davis   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Canaan Valley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Allegany (MD)
  Rawlings (MD)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Luke (MD)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Westernport (MD)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pinto (MD)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Barton (MD)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Nikep (MD)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oldtown (MD)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Midland (MD)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Woodland (MD)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Klondike (MD)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Loarville (MD)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Bloomington (MD)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grantsville (MD)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bedford (PA)
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hyndman (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Salisbury (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Callimont (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Glade City (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fairhope (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (VA)
  Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Middletown (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stephens City (VA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Echo Village (VA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  White Hall (VA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Welltown (VA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
  Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Strasburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Woodstock (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Edinburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Warren (VA)
  Reliance (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Overall (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Riverton (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Royal Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winchester City (VA)
  Winchester (VA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pancake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pancake.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Elijah High Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Old Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Schoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Whip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bever Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hotts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountaindale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Indian Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peerce Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WNW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Leatherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Heare Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roderick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Canon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hull - Utta Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ludwick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Delawder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stone Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rawlings Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW John Liller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ferrbee Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Pancake ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pancake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pancake, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pancake.

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>

While we didn't find Pancake in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pancake.

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

Purgitsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pancake
 - Purgitsville had a post office and no railroad service
Glebe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Glebe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pancake
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Glebe had a post office and no railroad service
Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pancake
 - Junction had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pancake
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Kirby had a post office and no railroad service
Ruckman   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pancake
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ruckman had a post office and no railroad service
Romney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pancake
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 1,737 people in 2017)
 - Romney had a post office and railroad service
Burlington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pancake
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
Inkerman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pancake
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Inkerman 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 Pancake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pancake in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites of 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 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 Pancake:

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 Hampshire County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pendleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Frederick 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 for West Virginia, for Hampshire County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pancake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2582, Longitude: -78.8339     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pancake 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 Pancake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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