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Our Genealogical Helper for Seymour ...

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 Seymour (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 Seymour. 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 Seymour ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seymour.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Seymour, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Seymour.

Cemeteries Near Seymour ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seymour.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Lease Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cecil Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Ilechiter Monnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Abe Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Long Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Loar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neff Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hutson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Inkeep Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rose Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Dayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Culp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wesleyan Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Allegany Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Van Meter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [MIHP<3>]  
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Percy Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP]  
  W Old Coney Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Waxler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reece Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Coney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Beeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gerstell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mead Chapel Biser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eusiva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP]  
  NNE Zion Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGraveMIHP]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Barlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moscow Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Mineral Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hartsock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Emmanuel 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Seymour had railroad service and no post office.

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

Pinto (MD)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Seymour
 - Pinto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bier (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Seymour
 - Bier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Patterson Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Seymour
 - Patterson Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Ridgeley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seymour
 - Ridgeley had railroad service and no post office
 
Rawlings (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Seymour
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rawlings had a post office and railroad service
 
Cumberland (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Seymour
 - 1895 population of 12,729 people (with 19,978 people in 2016)
 - Cumberland had railroad service and no post office
 
Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Seymour
 - 1895 population of 811 people
 - Eckhart Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarysville (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Seymour
 - Clarysville had railroad service and no post office
 
Vale Summit (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Seymour
 - 1895 population of 194 people
 - Vale Summit had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Savage Junction (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seymour
 - Mount Savage Junction had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Seymour. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seymour 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Seymour 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 Seymour. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Seymour:

  DirectionDistance
Mineral     (The home county for Seymour)
      Carpendale   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartmansville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Grant
      Bayard   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hampshire
      Ritters   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Romney   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Hardy
      Moorefield   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baker   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Morgan
      Paw Paw   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bath   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Preston
      Terra Alta   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Eckhart Mines (MD)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Midland (MD)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Frostburg (MD)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Midlothian (MD)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grantsville (MD)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bittinger (MD)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Swanton (MD)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Washington (MD)
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Bedford (PA)
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Manns Choice (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Schellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bedford (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wolfsburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Paris (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Dallas (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
      Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ohiopyle (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Callimont (PA)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairhope (PA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salisbury (PA)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glade City (PA)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Johnsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hays Mill (PA)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garrett (PA)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berlin (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      New Baltimore (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockwood (PA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 Seymour:

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    
Preston 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    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Seymour ...

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

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 Seymour:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Seymour.
      See our Misc Page for Seymour for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seymour. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5926, Longitude: -78.8170     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seymour 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>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: mht.maryland.gov.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seymour.