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Our Genealogical Helper for Smithburg ...

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 Smithburg (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 Smithburg. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Smithburg ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smithburg, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smithburg.

Cemeteries Near Smithburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smithburg.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Archbold Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Blandville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middle Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Ruley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Victory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Toms Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Doak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piggott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Union Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arnold Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Big Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Wilbur Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Duckworth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW South Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Redemption Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Indian Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cascara Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sedalia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buck Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW South Branch East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Leason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Broadwater 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.<3>

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

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

Blandville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smithburg
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Blandville had a post office and no railroad service
Morgansville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smithburg
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Morgansville had a post office and no railroad service
West Union   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smithburg
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 833 people in 2017)
 - West Union had a post office and no railroad service
New Milton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smithburg
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - New Milton had a post office and no railroad service
Long Run   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smithburg
 - 1895 population of 119 people
 - Long Run had a post office and railroad service
Flint   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smithburg
 - Flint had a post office and no railroad service
Central Station   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Smithburg
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Central Station had a post office and railroad service
Market   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smithburg
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Market 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 Smithburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Smithburg 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 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 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.

Smithburg is located in Doddridge County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Doddridge County: Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie, Tyler & Wetzel.

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

Doddridge     (The home county for Smithburg)
      West Union   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barker   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slate   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Doddridge County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Doddridge County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Smithburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smithburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smithburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smithburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2892, Longitude: -80.7344     [Map].

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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>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 Smithburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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