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The location of Rosebud

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rosebud ...

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 Rosebud (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 Rosebud. 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 Rosebud ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rosebud.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rosebud, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rosebud.

Cemeteries Near Rosebud ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rosebud.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Marshville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Grass Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McIntire Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elizabeth Mason Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wetzel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hildreth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scritchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cascara Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crim Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sedalia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pricetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whetstone Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mannington Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Ice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thorne & Huey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stout 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.<3>

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

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

Olive   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Olive had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sardis   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jimtown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rosebud
 - Jimtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lumberport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 859 people in 2016)
 - Lumberport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marshville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Marshville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prospect Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Prospect Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reynoldsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosebud
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilsonburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Pine Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rosebud
 - Pine Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wyatt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rosebud
 - Wyatt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Wallace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wolf Summit   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosebud
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Wolf Summit had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rosebud. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rosebud 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 hospitals 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.

Rosebud is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

  DirectionDistance
Harrison     (The home county for Rosebud)
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Barbour
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Doddridge
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Gilmer
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lewis
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Marion
      Helens Run   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Marshall
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Monongalia
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Pleasants
      Hebron   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Preston
      Newburg   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Tyler
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Upshur
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wetzel
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Greene (PA)
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Rosebud:

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 Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Harrison 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 Harrison County

Of Special Interest ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosebud. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3676, Longitude: -80.4123     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosebud 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>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 Rosebud, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rosebud.