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Our Genealogical Helper for Seemly ...

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

We've added Seemly to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Seemly, 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 Seemly (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 Seemly. 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 Seemly ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seemly.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Seemly, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Seemly.

Cemeteries Near Seemly ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seemly.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Corbin Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Hevener Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N South Branch Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE Caplinger Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Moyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Perry Moyers Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crab Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SE Martin Luther Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SSW Dice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Bethel 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.

Seemly itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 12 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pansy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Seemly
 - Pansy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peru   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Seemly
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Peru had a post office and no railroad service
 
Masonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Seemly
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Masonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brushy Run   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seemly
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Brushy Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kline   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Seemly
 - Kline had a post office and no railroad service
 
Petersburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Seemly
 - 1895 population of 325 people (with 2,593 people in 2017)
 - Petersburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upper Tract   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Seemly
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Upper Tract had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Seemly
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Hopeville 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 Seemly. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seemly 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 Seemly is historic, it would have been located within present day Grant County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Grant     (The home county for Seemly)
      Petersburg   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Hampshire
      Romney   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hardy
      Moorefield   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lost City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baker   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Mineral
      Hartmansville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pendleton
      Brushy Run   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Onego   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Circleville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Thornwood   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Preston
      Aurora   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Randolph
      Harman   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tucker
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Davis   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Augusta (VA)
      Stokesville (VA) - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Harrisonburg City (VA)
      Harrisonburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Highland (VA)
      Monterey (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Page (VA)
      Shenandoah (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Luray (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stanley (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Rockingham (VA)
      Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Broadway (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Singers Glen (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Timberville (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plains Mill (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mayland (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hinton (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linville (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Briery Branch (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coakley Town (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lacey Spring (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Shenandoah (VA)
      Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Market (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edinburg (VA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 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 Seemly:

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 Grant County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pendleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas 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    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Augusta County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrisonburg City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Highland County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Page County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockingham 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 Grant 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 Grant 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
      Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Seemly ...

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

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 Seemly:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
The GNIS database contains an entry for Seemly.
      See our Misc Page for Seemly for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within West Virginia

About Grant County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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 Seemly, 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Seemly. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Seemly) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seemly. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8743, Longitude: -79.1425     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seemly have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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