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Our Genealogical Helper for Shannondale ...

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 Shannondale (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 Shannondale. 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 Shannondale ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shannondale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shannondale, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shannondale.

Cemeteries Near Shannondale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shannondale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Kabletown Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Hillsboro Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Chestnut Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Ketoctin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillsboro United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Edge Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Silver Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Franklintown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bolivar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Washington Burial Ground   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goose Creek Burying Ground   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lovettsville Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Lovettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE AME Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jamestown Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Berryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Milton Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Waterford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Uvilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elk Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crums 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.<3>

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

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

Kabletown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Shannondale
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Kabletown had a post office and no railroad service
Mechanicsville (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Shannondale
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shannondale
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 106 people in 2017)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
Charles Town   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shannondale
 - 1895 population of 2,287 people (with 5,957 people in 2017)
 - Charles Town had a post office and railroad service
Neersville (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shannondale
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Neersville had a post office and no railroad service
Millville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shannondale
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Millville had a post office and railroad service
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shannondale
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
Rippon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Shannondale
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rippon had a post office and railroad service
Gaylord (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shannondale
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Gaylord had a post office and railroad service

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

Shannondale is located in Jefferson County.

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

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Shannondale)
      Bloomery   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Arden   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (MD)
      Ridgeville (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Airy (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nottingham Village (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Keymar (MD)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adamstown (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Manor Village (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscarora (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
Howard (MD)
      Timberleigh Village (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lisbon (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beallsville (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barnesville (MD)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boyds (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarksburg (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Darnestown (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Germantown (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Potomac (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Travilah (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Damascus (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Washington (MD)
      Brownsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      San Mar (MD)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Lena (MD)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beartown (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Monterey (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Culpeper (VA)
      Jeffersonton (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fairfax City (VA)
      Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fairfax (VA)
      Herndon (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chantilly (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reston (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Great Falls (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centreville (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      London Towne (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wolf Trap (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shouse Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lee-Hi Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakton (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Random Hills (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vienna (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Falls Church City (VA)
      Offutt Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Falls Church (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belvoir (VA) - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marshall (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      The Plains (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Warrenton (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frytown (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Middleburg (VA)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Manassas City (VA)
      Manassas (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Manassas Park City (VA)
      Manassas Park (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Prince William (VA)
      Waterfall Village (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Haymarket (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gainesville (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Broad Run Village (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Linton Hall (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bull Run (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sudley (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bataan Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crestwood Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loch Lomond (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Gate (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Rappahannock (VA)
      Amissville (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Washington (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Overall (VA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

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 either 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 Shannondale:

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 Jefferson 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    
Morgan County:       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    
Franklin County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Culpeper County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fairfax City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
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Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Jefferson County

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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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2170, Longitude: -77.8075     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shannondale 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>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 Shannondale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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