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Our Genealogy Helper for Silver Lake ...

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 Silver Lake (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Silver Lake. 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.

Name Variations for Silver Lake ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for Silver Lake: Silver Lk.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

Silver Lake is located in Preston County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.

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

  • Preston County     (The home county of Silver Lake)
    • Aurora [Preston County]
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<2>
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<2>
    • Heathers Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
      • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
    • Tunnelton [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelton
      • Tunnelton [Preston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunnelton<2>
    • Albright [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
      • Albright [Preston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<2>
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<2>
    • Newburg [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Preston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<2>
    • Threefork Bridge [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threefork Bridge
      • Threefork Bridge [Preston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threefork Bridge
    • Arthurdale [Preston County]
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<2>
    • Gladesville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladesville
      • Gladesville [Preston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladesville
  • Barbour County
    • Kalamazoo [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalamazoo
      • Kalamazoo [Barbour County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalamazoo
    • Belington [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belington
      • Belington [Barbour County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<2>
    • Calhoun [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
      • Calhoun [Barbour County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<2>
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Union [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Barbour County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Grant County
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Greenland [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
    • Arthur [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Grant County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,683 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<2>
    • Dorcas [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Grant County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
  • Hampshire County
    • Romney [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romney
      • Romney [Hampshire County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<2>
  • Hardy County
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<2>
  • Harrison County
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<2>
  • Marion County
    • Hebron [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marion County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Fairmont [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<2>
    • Rivesville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivesville
      • Rivesville [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rivesville<2>
    • Whitehall [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
      • Whitehall [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville
    • Monongah [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monongah
      • Monongah [Marion County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongah<2>
  • Mineral County
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<2>
    • New Creek [Mineral County]
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<2>
    • Keyser [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
      • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<2>
    • Burlington [Mineral County]
  • Monongalia County
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
      • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<2>
    • Westover [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<2>
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Osage [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osage
      • Osage [Monongalia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osage
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
  • Pendleton County
    • Onego [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
      • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onego
    • Circleville [Pendleton County]
  • Randolph County
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Harman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
      • Harman [Randolph County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<2>
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
    • Whyte [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whyte
      • Whyte [Randolph County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whyte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whyte
    • Gilman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [Randolph County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
    • Canfield [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Randolph County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Elkins [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,908 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<2>
    • Tigheville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigheville
      • Tigheville [Randolph County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigheville
    • Whitmer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmer
      • Whitmer [Randolph County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmer
    • Weaver [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Randolph County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<2>
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
  • Taylor County
    • Sandy [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Taylor County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thornton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Taylor County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Stone House [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone House
      • Stone House [Taylor County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<2>
    • Yates [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Taylor County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fetterman [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fetterman
      • Fetterman [Taylor County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fetterman
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
  • Tucker County
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<2>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<2>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<2>
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<2>
    • Gladwin [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladwin
      • Gladwin [Tucker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
  • Allegany County (MD)
    • Luke [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luke
      • Luke [Allegany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luke
    • Westernport [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
      • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<2>
    • Barton [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonaconing
      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<2>
    • Midland [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Allegany County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Rawlings [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlings
      • Rawlings [Allegany County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawlings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlings<2>
    • Frostburg [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostburg
      • Frostburg [Allegany County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostburg<2>
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red House
    • Wilson [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Garrett County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Hutton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutton
      • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutton
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
      • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<2>
    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitzmiller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kitzmiller<2>
    • Swanton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Garrett County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanton<2>
    • McHenry [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Garrett County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<2>
    • Accident [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accident
      • Accident [Garrett County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accident have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accident
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Accident<2>
    • Bloomington [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Garrett County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
    • Bittinger [Garrett County]
  • Fayette County (PA)
    • Markleysburg [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markleysburg
      • Markleysburg [Fayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markleysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Markleysburg<2>
    • Farmington [Fayette County]
    • Point Marion [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Marion
      • Point Marion [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Marion<2>
  • Somerset County (PA)
    • Addison [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Somerset County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addison<2>
    • Ursina [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ursina
      • Ursina [Somerset County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ursina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ursina
    • Confluence [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confluence
      • Confluence [Somerset County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confluence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Confluence<2>
    • Salisbury [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Somerset County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Silver Lake ...

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 Silver Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Silver Lake, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Silver Lake.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Silver Lake:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Silver Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Silver Lake.

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

  • Gnegy Cemetery
  • Kight Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kight Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kight Cemetery
  • Maple Spring Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maple Spring Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maple Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Spring Cemetery
  • Accident Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Accident Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Accident Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accident Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Red House Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Fike / Wolfe Family Cemetery
    • Beachy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beachy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beachy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beachy Cemetery
    • Knotts Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knotts Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knotts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Knotts Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knotts Cemetery
    • Rose Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rose Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Nine Family Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Hile Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hile Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hile Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hile Cemetery
    • Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thomas Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
    • Moreland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moreland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moreland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moreland Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland Cemetery

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.<6>

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

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

  • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe Run
    • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Horse Shoe Run had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe Run
  • Eglon [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eglon
    • Eglon [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eglon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eglon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eglon
  • Wilsonia [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonia
    • Wilsonia [Grant County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Silver Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilsonia had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilsonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonia
  • Dobbin [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobbin
    • Dobbin [Grant County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dobbin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobbin
  • Sell [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sell
    • Sell [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Silver Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sell
  • Brookside [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
    • Brookside [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Silver Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brookside had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
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    • William [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for William
      • William [Tucker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, William had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for William have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on William
    • Wilson [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Garrett County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilson had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Wilson [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilson had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Aurora [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 248 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<2>
    • Lead Mine [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead Mine
      • Lead Mine [Tucker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead Mine
    • Carmel [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel
      • Carmel [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel
    • Sunnyside [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Garrett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Coketon [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coketon
      • Coketon [Tucker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coketon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coketon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coketon
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Silver Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Thomas had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Silver Lake. See our List of 1890's Communities around Silver Lake.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Silver Lake ...

While our initial data about Silver Lake came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

North American Railroad Atlas - Northeast
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by RailfanDepot, 2020

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Silver Lake. See our Misc Page for Silver Lake for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Silver Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2543, Longitude: -79.4978       In this case, the coordinates for Silver Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Silver Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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