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Our Genealogical Helper for Smithtown ...

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 Smithtown (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 Smithtown. 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 Smithtown ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smithtown, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smithtown.

Cemeteries Near Smithtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smithtown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Prickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadowdale Wesleyan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hayhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bunners Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fairmont City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ministers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hawkinberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pitcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Barrackville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Snoderly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pride Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hope Halleck United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beverly Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hoodsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nuce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Lawnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dents Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lough - Teagarden - Cordray Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilboa Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Linns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Amnon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McConkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCurdysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barrackman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Monongalia County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liming 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 Smithtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Smithtown.

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

Catawba   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Smithtown
 - Catawba had a post office and railroad service
Mount Harmony   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smithtown
 - Mount Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
Lowsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithtown
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Lowsville had a post office and no railroad service
Opekiska   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithtown
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Opekiska had a post office and railroad service
Little Falls   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smithtown
 - Little Falls had a post office and railroad service
Forksburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Smithtown
 - Forksburg had a post office and no railroad service
Montana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Smithtown
 - Montana had railroad service and no post office
Hoult   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smithtown
 - Hoult had a post office and railroad service

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

Smithtown is located in Monongalia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monongalia County: Fayette (PA), Greene (PA), Marion, Preston, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

Monongalia     (The home county for Smithtown)
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Granville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Osage   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Star City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cheat Lake   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Audra   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belington   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Junior   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bayard   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rivesville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albright   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brandonville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bruceton Mills   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Terra Alta   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bane   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barker   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Oakland (MD)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red House (MD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendsville (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McHenry (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Accident (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deer Park (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Masontown (PA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Puritan (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highhouse (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Isabella (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Salem (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hopwood (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oliver (PA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greene (PA)
      Greensboro (PA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairdale (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jefferson (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarksville (PA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Swarts (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Ursina (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (PA)
      Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marianna (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beallsville (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deemston (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centerville (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Daisytown (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      California (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coal Center (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scenery Hill (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Allenport (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elco (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Long Branch (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Smithtown:

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 Monongalia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant 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    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker 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    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Smithtown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smithtown) 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 Smithtown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smithtown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5295, Longitude: -80.0417     [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 Smithtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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