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Our Genealogical Helper for Sugar Camp ...

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 Sugar Camp (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 Sugar Camp. 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 Sugar Camp ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sugar Camp.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sugar Camp, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sugar Camp.

Cemeteries Near Sugar Camp ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sugar Camp.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Middle Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Toms Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blandville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Union Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Archbold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Victory Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Indian Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Redemption Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Doak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ruley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Clara Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Leason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Big Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Big Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Piggott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW South Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW South Branch East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lowther Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cascara Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arnold Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duckworth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Underwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Halderman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woofter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sedalia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood 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 Sugar Camp in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sugar Camp.

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

Blandville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Sugar Camp
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Blandville had a post office and no railroad service
Market   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sugar Camp
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Market had a post office and no railroad service
Long Run   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sugar Camp
 - 1895 population of 119 people
 - Long Run had a post office and railroad service
Morgansville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Sugar Camp
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Morgansville had a post office and no railroad service
Avon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sugar Camp
 - Avon had a post office and no railroad service
Zinnia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sugar Camp
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Zinnia had a post office and no railroad service
Coldwater   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sugar Camp
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Coldwater had a post office and no railroad service
Miletus   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Sugar Camp
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Miletus had a post office and no railroad service
West Union   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sugar Camp
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 833 people in 2017)
 - West Union had a post office and no railroad service
Flint   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sugar Camp
 - Flint 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 Sugar Camp. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sugar Camp 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Doddridge     (The home county for Sugar Camp)
      Smithburg   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Audra   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Gore   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Despard   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 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]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bane   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barker   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slate   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Sugar Camp:

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    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Monroe 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 in West Virginia

About Doddridge County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sugar Camp. 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 begins in Sugar Camp. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sugar Camp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugar Camp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2409, Longitude: -80.6934     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sugar Camp 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>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 Sugar Camp, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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