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Our Genealogical Helper for Short Creek ...

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 Short Creek (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 Short Creek. 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.

Name Variations for Short Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Short Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Short Creek: Short Crk. (or less commonly used: Short Ck. or Short Cr.)

Newspapers Published in Short Creek ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Short Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Short Creek, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Short Creek.

Cemeteries Near Short Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Short Creek.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Warrenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Indian Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Oaklawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Short Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Upland Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hopewell Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Everson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Adelbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Scotch Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gregg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parkview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Buckingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Seceder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peninsular Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tent Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Brooke Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Short Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Lower Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Georges Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Northern Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smithfield Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hicksite Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farmington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lansing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stone Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Cross Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McIntyre AME Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  WNW Holmes Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Casimirs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hardesty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Linwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Allegheny Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mingo Junction Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rehoboth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adena Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friends Meeting House Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson 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 Short Creek had a population of 17 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Tiltonsville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Short Creek
 - 1895 population of 47 people (with 1,297 people in 2017)
 - Tiltonsville had a post office and railroad service
Yorkville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Short Creek
 - 1895 population of 223 people (with 1,028 people in 2017)
 - Yorkville had a post office and railroad service
Shannon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shannon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Short Creek
 - Shannon had a post office and no railroad service
Beech Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Short Creek
 - Beech Bottom had railroad service and no post office
Rush Run (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Short Creek
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Rush Run had a post office and railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Short Creek
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
West Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Short Creek
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,463 people in 2017)
 - West Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Salt Run (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Short Creek
 - Salt Run had railroad service and no post office
Dillonvale (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Short Creek
 - Dillonvale 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 Short Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Short Creek 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Short Creek is primarily located in Brooke County. A portion of Short Creek extends into Ohio County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Brooke County: Jefferson (OH), Washington (PA), Hancock & Ohio.

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

Brooke     (The home county for Short Creek)
      Windsor Heights   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Beech Bottom   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bethany   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dutch Town   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shank Town   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wellsburg   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hooverson Heights   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Follansbee   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Weirton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Cumberland   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairhaven   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chester   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawrenceville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benwood   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McMechen   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen Dale   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Liberty   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wheeling   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Valley Grove   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bethlehem   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Triadelphia   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Yorkville (OH)   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Martins Ferry (OH)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bridgeport (OH)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brookside (OH)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Barton (OH)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blaine (OH)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellaire (OH)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blainesville (OH)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Neffs (OH)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint Clairsville (OH)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shadyside (OH)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Carroll (OH)
      Leesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carrollton (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sherrodsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dellroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Atwood Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valleyview (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Columbiana (OH)
      Wellsville (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Liverpool (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salineville (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      La Croft (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenmoor (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Calcutta (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summitville (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Point (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kensington (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lisbon (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Guernsey (OH)
      Fairview (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Londonderry (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Quaker City (OH)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Middlebourne (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salesville (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winterset (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Birmingham (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elizabethtown (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harrison (OH)
      Adena (OH)   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blairmont (OH)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harrisville (OH)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hopedale (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Athens (OH)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Narva (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cadiz (OH)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jewett (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scio (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deersville (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bowerston (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Freeport (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Jefferson (OH)
      Rayland (OH)   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Highland City (OH)   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Tiltonsville (OH)   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Dillonvale (OH)   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Brilliant (OH)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mount Pleasant (OH)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Olszeski Town (OH)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Alexandria (OH)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Valley Glen (OH)   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Smithfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mingo Junction (OH)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Steubenville (OH)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Noble (OH)
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tuscarawas (OH)
      West Chester (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dennison (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Uhrichsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barnhill (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Midvale (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Roswell (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Three Legs Town (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuscarawas (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegheny (PA)
      Noblestown (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakdale (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bridgeville (PA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upper Saint Clair (PA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heidelberg (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bethel Park (PA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Lebanon (PA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carnegie (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pennsbury Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coraopolis (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Borough of Glen Osborne (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Beaver (PA)
      Frankfort Springs (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harshaville (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hookstown (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Georgetown (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glasgow (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midland (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gringo (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shippingport (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crestmont Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Industry (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Sheffield (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Luzerne (PA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Greene (PA)
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (PA)
      Independence (PA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Alexander (PA)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Middletown (PA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coon Island (PA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Claysville (PA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burgettstown (PA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Hills (PA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wolfdale (PA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bentleyville (PA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Washington (PA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Washington (PA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Short Creek:

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 Brooke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hancock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ohio County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbiana County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscarawas County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegheny County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Beaver County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Short Creek ...

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

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 Short Creek:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Short Creek.
      See our Misc Page for Short Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Brooke County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Short Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1856, Longitude: -80.6745     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Short Creek 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>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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

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