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Our Genealogical Helper for Sleepy 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 Sleepy 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 Sleepy 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 Sleepy 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 Sleepy Creek.

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

Newspapers Published in Sleepy 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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sleepy Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sleepy Creek, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sleepy Creek.

Cemeteries Near Sleepy Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sleepy 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 Sleepy Creek covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orchard Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Park Head Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Stone Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mahnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Snyders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alpine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carmel Graveyard   [Map]     
  WNW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Thomas Graveyard   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hedges Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allensville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Greenway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Highland Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duckwall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Metropolitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hedgesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Falling Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Cushwa Cemetery   [Map]   [MIHP<3>]  


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 Sleepy Creek had a population of 100 people in 1895 with railroad service and no post office.

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

Cherry Run   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Cherry Run had a post office and railroad service
Ernstville (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Ernstville had a post office and no railroad service
Holton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sleepy Creek
 - Holton had a post office and no railroad service
Indian Springs (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 240 people
 - Indian Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Hancock (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 815 people (with 1,548 people in 2017)
 - Hancock had a post office and no railroad service
Hancock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sleepy Creek
 - Hancock had railroad service and no post office
Ridersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ridersville had a post office and no railroad service
Green Spring Furnace (MD)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Green Spring Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvan (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 190 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
Plum Run (PA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sleepy Creek
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Plum Run 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 Sleepy Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sleepy 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sleepy Creek is located in Morgan County.

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

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

Morgan     (The home county for Sleepy Creek)
      Berryville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bath   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arden   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellerslie (MD)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sabillasville (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thurmont (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clover Hill (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodlawn Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (MD)
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilson-Conococheague (MD)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Halfway (MD)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maugansville (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fountainhead-Orchard Hills (MD)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Long Meadow (MD)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Adams (PA)
      Carroll Valley (PA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairfield (PA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrtanna (PA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Breezewood (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hopewell (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Dallas (PA)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coaldale (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bedford (PA)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Penn Wood (PA)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saxton (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manns Choice (PA)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marble City (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cumberland (PA)
      Shippensburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Thomas (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cowans Village (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guilford (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chambersburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cheesetown (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valley-Hi (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Littleton (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Huntingdon (PA)
      Broad Top City (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Three Springs (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dudley (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saltillo (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coalmont (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Middletown (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orbisonia (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Todd (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Fairhope (PA)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (VA)
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sleepy 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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cumberland County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Huntingdon County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun 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 Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia

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 Sleepy Creek ...

While our initial data for Sleepy Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sleepy 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 Sleepy 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 Sleepy Creek:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sleepy Creek.
      See our Misc Page for Sleepy Creek for more information.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sleepy Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6670, Longitude: -78.0825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sleepy 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>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:

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

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