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Our Genealogical Helper for Scrabble ...

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 Scrabble (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 Scrabble. 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 Scrabble ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scrabble.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scrabble, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Scrabble.

Cemeteries Near Scrabble ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scrabble.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Mt. Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shepherds Graveyard   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Smoketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reformed Graveyard   [Map]     
  ESE First Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mumma Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Light Cemetery #1   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Stone Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vancleveville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antietam National Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP<3>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Buckles - Reverend Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Manor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Falling Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old German Lutheran Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Norbourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Norborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Douglas Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW James M Van Metre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N River View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elk Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Uvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Briar Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Augustines Graveyard   [Map]     
  NW Falling Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rohersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Graveyard   [Map]     
  E Boonsboro Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP]  
  E Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hedgesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Providence Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tuscarora Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Funkstown Public Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE B'nai Abraham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allensville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pinesburg 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.<4>

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

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

Foltz - Historic   [Map]
 - While Foltz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Scrabble
 - Foltz had a post office and no railroad service
Swan Pond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scrabble
 - Swan Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Shepherdstown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scrabble
 - 1895 population of 151 people (with 1,802 people in 2017)
 - Shepherdstown had a post office and railroad service
Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Scrabble
 - 1895 population of 1,163 people (with 639 people in 2017)
 - Sharpsburg had a post office and no railroad service
Bakersville (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scrabble
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Bakersville had a post office and no railroad service
Grimes (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scrabble
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Grimes had a post office and no railroad service
Downsville (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scrabble
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - Downsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bedington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Scrabble
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Bedington had a post office and railroad service
Fairplay (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scrabble
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Fairplay 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 Scrabble. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scrabble 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Scrabble is primarily located in Berkeley County. A portion of Scrabble extends into Jefferson County.

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

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

Berkeley     (The home county for Scrabble)
      Bedington   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arden   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Carroll (MD)
      Keymar (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Bridge (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Airy (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgeville (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairground Village (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Linwood (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Taneytown (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nottingham Village (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Windsor (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodlawn Village (MD)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clover Hill (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Howard (MD)
      Timberleigh Village (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barnesville (MD)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beallsville (MD)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boyds (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarksburg (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Damascus (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Germantown (MD)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Darnestown (MD)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Montgomery Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewart Town (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MD)
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Halfway (MD)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Funkstown (MD)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Adams (PA)
      Carroll Valley (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairfield (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrtanna (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cashtown-McKnightstown (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Seven Stars (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gettysburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beartown (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Monterey (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Littleton (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (VA)
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashburn Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 Scrabble:

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 Berkeley County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County (PA):       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    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fauquier County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Warren County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County:

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Scrabble. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scrabble

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scrabble. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4837, Longitude: -77.8325     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scrabble 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:

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<3>The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MIHP (for the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties). More information about the MHT and MIHP can be found on their website:

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<4>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 Scrabble, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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