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Our Genealogical Helper for Patterson Creek ...

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 Patterson Creek (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Patterson Creek. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Patterson Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Patterson Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Patterson Creek: Patterson Crk. (or less commonly used: Patterson Ck. or Patterson Cr.)

Newspapers Published in Patterson Creek ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Patterson Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Patterson Creek, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Patterson Creek.

Cemeteries Near Patterson Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Patterson Creek.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Patterson Creek covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesleyan Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abe Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Ilechiter Monnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Inkeep Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Van Meter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Veterans of Foreign Wars Burial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Oldtown Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oldtown United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hartsock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Cecil Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lease Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [MIHP<3>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hutson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Dayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Culp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Eusiva Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reece Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinette Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Neff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mineral Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Meadow Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP]  
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP]  
  N Zion Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGraveMIHP]  
  WNW Loar Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mead Chapel Biser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rose Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Patterson Creek had railroad service and no post office.

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

Seymour   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Patterson Creek
 - Seymour had railroad service and no post office
Ridgeley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Patterson Creek
 - Ridgeley had railroad service and no post office
Brady (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Patterson Creek
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Brady had railroad service and no post office
Cresaptown (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Patterson Creek
 - Cresaptown had a post office and no railroad service
Pinto (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Patterson Creek
 - Pinto had a post office and no railroad service
Cumberland (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Patterson Creek
 - 1895 population of 12,729 people (with 19,707 people in 2017)
 - Cumberland had railroad service and no post office
Donaldson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Patterson Creek
 - Donaldson had railroad service and no post office
Green Spring   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Patterson Creek
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Green Spring had a post office and railroad service
Oldtown (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Patterson Creek
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Oldtown had a post office and no railroad service
Bier (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Patterson Creek
 - Bier 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 Patterson Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Patterson Creek in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Patterson Creek is located in Mineral County.

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

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

Mineral     (The home county for Patterson Creek)
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartmansville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arden   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Romney   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baker   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bath   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ellerslie (MD)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Grantsville (MD)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (MD)
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Manns Choice (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bedford (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Schellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wolfsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Dallas (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Penn Wood (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fairhope (PA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Callimont (PA)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Johnsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glade City (PA)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Salisbury (PA)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hays Mill (PA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Berlin (PA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garrett (PA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Baltimore (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boswell (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - 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 Patterson Creek:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Mineral County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Patterson Creek ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Patterson Creek:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Patterson Creek.
      See our Misc Page for Patterson Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patterson Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5668, Longitude: -78.7331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Patterson Creek 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:

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<3>The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MIHP (for the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties). More information about the MHT and MIHP can be found on their website:

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<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Patterson Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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