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Our Genealogical Helper for Rock Oak ...

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 Rock Oak (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 Rock Oak. 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 Rock Oak ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Oak.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock Oak, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock Oak.

Cemeteries Near Rock Oak ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rock Oak.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Heare Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Hotts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clagett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountaindale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alum - Bank Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Green Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSW New Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Pine 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.<2>

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

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

Inkerman   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock Oak
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Inkerman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirby   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Oak
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Kirby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rio   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock Oak
 - Rio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doman - Historic   [Map]
 - While Doman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rock Oak
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Doman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fabius was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock Oak
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruckman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Oak
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Ruckman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Needmore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock Oak
 - Needmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delray   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Oak
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Delray had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glebe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Glebe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock Oak
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Glebe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wardensville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Oak
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 261 people in 2017)
 - Wardensville 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 Rock Oak. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rock Oak 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 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.

Rock Oak is located in Hardy County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hardy County: Frederick (VA), Rockingham (VA), Shenandoah (VA), Grant, Hampshire & Pendleton.

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

  DirectionDistance
Hardy     (The home county for Rock Oak)
      Baker   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lost City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Berkeley
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Grant
      Arthur   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Hampshire
      Augusta   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Romney   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Mineral
      Burlington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartmansville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Morgan
      Paw Paw   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Pendleton
      Brushy Run   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Tucker
      Davis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Luke (MD)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westernport (MD)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barton (MD)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midland (MD)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke (VA)
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fauquier (VA)
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Frederick (VA)
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Page (VA)
      Luray (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Rockingham (VA)
      Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plains Mill (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Timberville (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Broadway (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mayland (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Shenandoah (VA)
      Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Edinburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Market (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Overall (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Rock Oak:

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 Hardy 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    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pendleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker 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    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke 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    
Page County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockingham 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 Hardy 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 Hardy 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 starting from Rock Oak. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Oak) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1484, Longitude: -78.7358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Oak 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 Rock Oak, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rock Oak.



 
 
 

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