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Our Genealogical Helper for Smith Crossroads ...

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 Smith Crossroads (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 Smith Crossroads. 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 Smith Crossroads ...

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 Smith Crossroads.

  • Typical abbreviation for Smith Crossroads: Smith Xrds.

Newspapers Published in Smith Crossroads ...

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 Smith Crossroads.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smith Crossroads, 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 Smith Crossroads.

Cemeteries Near Smith Crossroads ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smith Crossroads.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ambrose Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Duckwall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Highland Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Greenway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Great Cacapon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Hedges Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mahnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Snyders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alpine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Touhey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McIntire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Thomas Graveyard   [Map]     
  WNW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dyche Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Horn 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.<2>

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

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

Stotlers Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Smith Crossroads
 - Stotlers Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Berkeley Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Smith Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 800 people
 - Berkeley Springs had a post office and railroad service
Ridersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smith Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ridersville had a post office and no railroad service
Great Cacapon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smith Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Great Cacapon had a post office and railroad service
Sir Johns Run   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Smith Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Sir Johns Run had a post office and railroad service
Jones Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smith Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Jones Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Baxter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Smith Crossroads
 - Baxter had a post office and no railroad service
Holton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smith Crossroads
 - Holton had a post office and no railroad service
Orleans Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smith Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Orleans Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Hancock   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smith Crossroads
 - Hancock had railroad service and no post office

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

Smith Crossroads 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 Smith Crossroads. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Smith Crossroads:

Morgan     (The home county for Smith Crossroads)
      Berryville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bath   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arden   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Romney   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ellerslie (MD)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Savage (MD)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (MD)
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson-Conococheague (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Halfway (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Funkstown (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Breezewood (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Dallas (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bedford (PA)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Penn Wood (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hopewell (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Manns Choice (PA)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coaldale (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Thomas (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cowans Village (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guilford (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chambersburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley-Hi (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Littleton (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairhope (PA)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnsburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Callimont (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Baltimore (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Bedford 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    
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      
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Morgan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smith Crossroads. 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Smith Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smith Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5679, Longitude: -78.2272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Smith Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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