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Our Genealogical Helper for Sugar Grove ...

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 Grove (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 Grove. 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 Sugar Grove ...

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 Sugar Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sugar Grove: Sugar Grv.

Newspapers Published in Sugar Grove ...

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 Sugar Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sugar Grove, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sugar Grove.

Cemeteries Near Sugar Grove ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Totten Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Keister Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNE Hinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  W Blue Grass Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NNE Dice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Briery Branch Church of the Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Croushorn Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  ESE Spring Creek Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE George Wine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wine Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E George W. Arey Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rawley Springs Mennonite Church 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sugar Grove had a population of 43 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Palo Alto (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sugar Grove
 - Palo Alto had a post office and no railroad service
Doe Hill (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sugar Grove
 - 1895 population of 81 people
 - Doe Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Brandywine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sugar Grove
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Brandywine had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Sugar Grove
 - 1895 population of 325 people (with 652 people in 2017)
 - Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Flat   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sugar Grove
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Oak Flat had a post office and no railroad service
Ruddle   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Sugar Grove
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ruddle had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Run   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sugar Grove
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Dry Run had a post office and no railroad service
New Hampden (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Sugar Grove
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
Rawley Springs (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Sugar Grove
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Rawley Springs 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 Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sugar Grove 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 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 Grove is located in Pendleton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pendleton County: Augusta (VA), Highland (VA), Rockingham (VA), Grant, Hardy, Pocahontas & Randolph.

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

Pendleton     (The home county for Sugar Grove)
      Harper   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Circleville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brushy Run   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Onego   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lost City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thornwood   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Frank   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Durbin   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Bank   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cass   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harman   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Canaan Valley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Augusta (VA)
      Stokesville (VA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weyers Cave (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Verona (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Craigsville (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jolivue (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grottoes (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fishersville (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crimora (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenville (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stuarts Draft (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dooms (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spottswood (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lyndhurst (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bath (VA)
      Bolar (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Yost (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harrisonburg City (VA)
      Harrisonburg (VA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Highland (VA)
      Monterey (VA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Page (VA)
      Shenandoah (VA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Rockbridge (VA)
      Goshen (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Rockingham (VA)
      Briery Branch (VA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ottobine (VA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coakley Town (VA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hinton (VA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bridgewater (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dayton (VA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Singers Glen (VA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Crawford (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North River (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turleytown (VA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Linville (VA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Market (VA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Staunton City (VA)
      Staunton (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Waynesboro City (VA)
      Waynesboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Sugar Grove:

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 Pendleton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Augusta County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bath County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrisonburg City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Highland County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Page County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockbridge County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rockingham County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Staunton City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Waynesboro City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sugar Grove ...

While our initial data for Sugar Grove came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sugar Grove 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 Sugar Grove.

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 Sugar Grove:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sugar Grove.
      See our Misc Page for Sugar Grove for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pendleton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugar Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5112, Longitude: -79.3217     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sugar Grove 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 Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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