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Rosemont, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Rosemont ...

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 Rosemont (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 Rosemont. 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 Rosemont ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rosemont.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rosemont, 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 Rosemont.

Cemeteries Near Rosemont ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rosemont.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Astor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Oreslip Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Virginia National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gnatty Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Drain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grafton National Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bluemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grafton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  WSW Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gore 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 Rosemont in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rosemont.

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

Flemington   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Rosemont
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 312 people in 2017)
 - Flemington had a post office and railroad service
Astor   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rosemont
 - Astor had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Rosemont
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - Simpson had a post office and railroad service
Meadland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Rosemont
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Meadland had a post office and no railroad service
Pepper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Rosemont
 - Pepper had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rosemont
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 8,635 people in 2017)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Oreide   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rosemont
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Oreide had a post office and no railroad service
Webster   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rosemont
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Webster had a post office and railroad service
Pruntytown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rosemont
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Pruntytown had a post office and no railroad service
McGee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rosemont
 - McGee had a post office and no railroad service
Quiet Dell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rosemont
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Quiet Dell 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 Rosemont. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rosemont 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 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.

Rosemont is located in Taylor County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Taylor County: Barbour, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia & Preston.

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

Taylor     (The home county for Rosemont)
      Flemington   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Fetterman   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Despard   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gore   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Granville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Osage   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Star City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Albright   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davis   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Rosemont:

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 Taylor 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    
Harrison 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    
Monongalia 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    
Tucker 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    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       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 Taylor County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Taylor 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Taylor County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rosemont. 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 that stretches from Rosemont. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rosemont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosemont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2687, Longitude: -80.1629     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosemont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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

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