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Our Genealogical Helper for Rosedale ...

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 Rosedale (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 Rosedale. 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 Rosedale ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rosedale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rosedale, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rosedale.

Cemeteries Near Rosedale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rosedale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Bourn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Starkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elmira Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston - Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Engel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Currycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sears Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elihu - Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mollahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Matheny Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hallburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Snakeroot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stumble Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Orma Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mollohan / Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sylvester Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sturm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Otter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zeke Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barr Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fink 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rosedale had a population of 26 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sleith - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Rosedale
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
Progress - Historic   [Map]
 - While Progress was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rosedale
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
Elmira   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosedale
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
German - Historic   [Map]
 - While German was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rosedale
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - German had a post office and no railroad service
Bennett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bennett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rosedale
 - Bennett had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rosedale
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Home   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Rosedale
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Rosedale
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Normantown   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Rosedale
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Normantown had a post office and no railroad service
Minnora   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rosedale
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora 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 Rosedale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rosedale 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Rosedale is primarily located in Braxton County. A portion of Rosedale extends into Gilmer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Braxton County: Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas & Webster.

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

Braxton     (The home county for Rosedale)
      Clem   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orma   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Union   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Rosedale:

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 Braxton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Rosedale:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rosedale.
      See our Misc Page for Rosedale for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rosedale. 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 starting in Rosedale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rosedale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosedale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7393, Longitude: -80.9429     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosedale 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 Rosedale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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