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Our Genealogical Helper for Shiloh ...

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

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

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shiloh.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shiloh, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shiloh.

Cemeteries Near Shiloh ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shiloh.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Racey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Gravel Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Capon Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lamps Memorial Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wisecarver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Lebanon Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Clagett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alum - Bank Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodgson 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.

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

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

Lehew   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shiloh
 - Lehew had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Enon Springs (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shiloh
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rock Enon Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Capon Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shiloh
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Capon Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Falls (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shiloh
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Mountain Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Hooks Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shiloh
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Hooks Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Yellow Spring   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Shiloh
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Yellow Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Williams (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shiloh
 - Mount Williams had a post office and no railroad service
Dillons Run - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dillons Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shiloh
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dillons Run had a post office and no railroad service
Rosenberger (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shiloh
 - Rosenberger 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 Shiloh. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shiloh 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 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Shiloh is historic, it would have been located within present day Hampshire County.

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

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

Hampshire     (The home county for Shiloh)
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Romney   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arden   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lost City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartmansville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bath   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westernport (MD)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barton (MD)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (MD)
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marshall (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belvoir (VA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Middleburg (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Page (VA)
      Luray (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rappahannock (VA)
      Washington (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rockingham (VA)
      Plains Mill (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Edinburg (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Market (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Overall (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Shiloh:

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 Hampshire County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral 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    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MD):       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      
Page County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rappahannock 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    
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 Hampshire County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Hampshire 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 Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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 Shiloh, 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 that stretches from Shiloh. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shiloh) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shiloh. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1826, Longitude: -78.4317     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shiloh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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