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Our Genealogical Helper for Roundtop ...

So far, we have found very little information about Roundtop. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Roundtop to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Roundtop, please Contact Us.

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 Roundtop (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 Roundtop. 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 Roundtop ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roundtop.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roundtop, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roundtop.

Cemeteries Near Roundtop ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roundtop.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Greenway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alpine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Thomas Graveyard   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mahnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Great Cacapon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hendershot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Duckwall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Highland Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orchard Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dyche Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Snyders Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Park Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mckees Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stone Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ambrose Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hedges Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Chapel 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.

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

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

Sir Johns Run   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Roundtop
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Sir Johns Run had a post office and railroad service
Berkeley Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Roundtop
 - 1895 population of 800 people
 - Berkeley Springs had a post office and railroad service
Hancock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roundtop
 - Hancock had railroad service and no post office
Hancock (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Roundtop
 - 1895 population of 815 people (with 1,548 people in 2017)
 - Hancock had a post office and no railroad service
Great Cacapon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roundtop
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Great Cacapon had a post office and railroad service
Ridersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roundtop
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ridersville had a post office and no railroad service
Warfordsburg (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Roundtop
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Warfordsburg had a post office and no railroad service
Buck Valley (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roundtop
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Buck Valley 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 Roundtop. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roundtop 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Roundtop is historic, it would have been located within present day Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Allegany (MD), Washington (MD), Frederick (VA), Berkeley & Hampshire.

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

Morgan     (The home county for Roundtop)
      Bath   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arden   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Romney   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ellerslie (MD)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Savage (MD)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MD)
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wilson-Conococheague (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Halfway (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maugansville (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fountainhead-Orchard Hills (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Long Meadow (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Breezewood (PA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Dallas (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bedford (PA)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hopewell (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Penn Wood (PA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coaldale (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Manns Choice (PA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cowans Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Thomas (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cheesetown (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chambersburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guilford (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley-Hi (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Littleton (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Huntingdon (PA)
      Broad Top City (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dudley (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coalmont (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Middletown (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saltillo (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Three Springs (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Fairhope (PA)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Baltimore (PA)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnsburg (PA)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Callimont (PA)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 - 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 Roundtop:

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 Morgan 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford 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    
Huntingdon County (PA):       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    
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Morgan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Roundtop, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Roundtop. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roundtop) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roundtop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6737, Longitude: -78.2306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roundtop have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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