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Our Genealogical Helper for Potomac Ferry ...

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 Potomac Ferry (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 Potomac Ferry. 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.

Newspapers Published in Potomac Ferry ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Potomac Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Potomac Ferry, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Potomac Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Potomac Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Potomac Ferry.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bolivar Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Silver Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Chestnut Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brownsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Uvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Old Lovettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE AME Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brownsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lovettsville Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Park Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buckles - Reverend Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elk Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Edge Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE St. Marks Apostolic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Burkittsville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillsboro Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hillsboro United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reformed Graveyard   [Map]     
  NNW Shepherds Graveyard   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rohersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Briar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antietam National Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP<3>]  
  N Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N First Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Kabletown Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Furnace Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jefferson Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jefferson Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Carmel Graveyard   [Map]     
  N Mumma Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Washington Burial Ground   [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>

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

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

Weverton (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Potomac Ferry
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Weverton had a post office and railroad service
 
Millville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Potomac Ferry
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Millville had a post office and railroad service
 
Knoxville (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Potomac Ferry
 - 1895 population of 319 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and railroad service
 
Bakerton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Potomac Ferry
 - Bakerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halltown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Potomac Ferry
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Halltown had a post office and railroad service
 
Neersville (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Potomac Ferry
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Neersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Georges Mill (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Potomac Ferry
 - Georges Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uvilla   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Potomac Ferry
 - Uvilla had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Potomac Ferry
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 2,054 people in 2017)
 - Lovettsville 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 Potomac Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Potomac Ferry in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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

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

Potomac Ferry is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Washington (MD), Clarke (VA), Loudoun (VA) & Berkeley.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Potomac Ferry)
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Lower Town   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Bolivar   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Bloomery   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Berkeley
      Baker Heights   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Arden   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Hampshire
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Morgan
      Bath   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Carroll (MD)
      Mount Airy (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgeville (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nottingham Village (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Keymar (MD)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Bridge (MD)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodbine (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Linwood (MD)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Windsor (MD)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stone House Village (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairground Village (MD)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Taneytown (MD)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carroll Lutheran Village (MD)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frizzellburg (MD)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Frederick (MD)
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Adamstown (MD)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Manor Village (MD)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Howard (MD)
      Timberleigh Village (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lisbon (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cooksville (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenelg (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dayton (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barnesville (MD)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beallsville (MD)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarksburg (MD)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boyds (MD)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Germantown (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Darnestown (MD)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Damascus (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Potomac (MD)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Montgomery Village (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart Town (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Washington (MD)
      Brownsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      San Mar (MD)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Lena (MD)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Funkstown (MD)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Adams (PA)
      Carroll Valley (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairfield (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrtanna (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin (PA)
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beartown (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Monterey (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mont Alto (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Fairfax City (VA)
      Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fairfax (VA)
      Herndon (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Great Falls (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reston (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chantilly (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shouse Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wolf Trap (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centreville (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      London Towne (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lee-Hi Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakton (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Random Hills (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tysons Corner (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vienna (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fauquier (VA)
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Plains (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belvoir (VA) - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marshall (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Frederick (VA)
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Loudoun (VA)
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashburn Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashburn (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Manassas Park City (VA)
      Manassas Park (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Prince William (VA)
      Waterfall Village (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Haymarket (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gainesville (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bull Run (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sudley (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Broad Run Village (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crestwood Village (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linton Hall (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Loch Lomond (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Gate (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Yorkshire Village (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Yorkshire (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Potomac Ferry:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire 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    
Carroll County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fairfax City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Fairfax County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fauquier County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Manassas Park City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Prince William County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Jefferson County

Of Special Interest ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potomac Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3234, Longitude: -77.7275     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Potomac Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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: mht.maryland.gov.

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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 Potomac Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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