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Our Genealogical Helper for Russelldale ...

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 Russelldale (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 Russelldale. 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 Russelldale ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Russelldale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Russelldale, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Russelldale.

Cemeteries Near Russelldale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Russelldale.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Peerce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Elijah High Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Schoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hull - Utta Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Canon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Bever Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roderick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stone Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rawlings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whip Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW John Liller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Delawder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ferrbee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Leatherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Duling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ludwick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Doll Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Knobley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cabin Run Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meadow View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Queens Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Indian Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenwall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Urice & Kerns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potomac Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Headsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Umstot Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sulter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tasker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dayton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


       

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 Russelldale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Russelldale.

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

Purgitsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Russelldale
 - Purgitsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Russelldale
 - Junction had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burlington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Russelldale
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Russelldale
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Ridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Antioch   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Russelldale
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Antioch 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 South Southeast (SSE) from Russelldale
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Glebe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Headsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Russelldale
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Headsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Williamsport   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Russelldale
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Williamsport 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 Russelldale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Russelldale 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 hospitals and 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.

Russelldale is located in Mineral County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mineral County: Allegany (MD), Garrett (MD), Grant, Hampshire & Hardy.

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

  DirectionDistance
Mineral     (The home county for Russelldale)
      Burlington   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hartmansville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Grant
      Arthur   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
 
Hampshire
      Romney   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Hardy
      Moorefield   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lost City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Morgan
      Paw Paw   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Pendleton
      Brushy Run   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Preston
      Aurora   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albright   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Harman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tucker
      Davis   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
      Luke (MD)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Westernport (MD)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barton (MD)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Midland (MD)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midlothian (MD)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grantsville (MD)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Bedford (PA)
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Salisbury (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Callimont (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glade City (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairhope (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hays Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ursina (PA)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garrett (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Johnsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shenandoah (VA)
      Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Edinburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Russelldale:

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 Mineral County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy 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    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph 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    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mineral 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 Mineral 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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.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 'straight-line' distance beginning in Russelldale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Russelldale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russelldale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2926, Longitude: -78.9300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Russelldale 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 Russelldale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Russelldale.