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Sulphur City, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sulphur City ...

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 Sulphur City (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Sulphur City. 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.

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 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.

Sulphur City is located in Mineral County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mineral County: Allegany (MD), Garrett (MD), Grant, Hampshire & Hardy.

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

Mineral     (The home county for Sulphur City)
  Elk Garden   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Hartmansville   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  New Creek   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Keyser   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fort Ashby   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wiley Ford   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carpendale   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ridgeley   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Arthur   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Romney   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ritters   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Augusta   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Three Churches   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Slanesville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Capon Bridge   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moorefield   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Baker   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lost City   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wardensville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Paw Paw   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brushy Run   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Onego   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Albright   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harman   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Davis   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Canaan Valley   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hambleton   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Allegany (MD)
  Luke (MD)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Westernport (MD)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Barton (MD)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Nikep (MD)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rawlings (MD)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Midland (MD)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Klondike (MD)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Woodland (MD)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Midlothian (MD)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pinto (MD)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Loarville (MD)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Frostburg (MD)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bloomington (MD)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grantsville (MD)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bedford (PA)
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hyndman (PA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Markleysburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ohiopyle (PA)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Salisbury (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Callimont (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Meyersdale (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Glade City (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Garrett (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hays Mill (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Casselman (PA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fairhope (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Johnsburg (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sulphur City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sulphur City.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Sulphur City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kitzmiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tasker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kalbough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nethkin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kitzmiller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Blackburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kitzmiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bray Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Doll Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Manor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thomas Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sinkler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Paughs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Knobley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ferrbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warnick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tichnell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Schaeffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hull - Utta Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stone Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E John Liller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rawlings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Upole Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Canon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bloomington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Georges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beckman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harvey - Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Delawder Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thrush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Queens Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadow View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Peters Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Old St. Peter's Catholic   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mayle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sulphur City ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sulphur City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sulphur City, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sulphur City.

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 Sulphur City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sulphur City.

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

Hartmansville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sulphur City
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hartmansville had a post office and no railroad service
Elk Garden   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sulphur City
 - 1895 population of 723 people (with 220 people in 2017)
 - Elk Garden had a post office and railroad service
Chaffee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sulphur City
 - Chaffee had railroad service and no post office
Laurel Dale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sulphur City
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Laurel Dale had a post office and no railroad service
Blaine   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sulphur City
 - Blaine had a post office and railroad service
Harrison   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sulphur City
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
Shaw   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sulphur City
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Shaw had a post office and railroad service
Antioch   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sulphur City
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Antioch 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 Sulphur City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sulphur City in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Sulphur City:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Mineral County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:     Cyndi's



Hampshire County:     Cyndi's



Hardy County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Pendleton County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Tucker County:     Cyndi's



Allegany County (MD):     Cyndi's



Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's



Bedford County (PA):     Cyndi's



Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's



Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County:

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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sulphur City) 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 Sulphur City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sulphur City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3532, Longitude: -79.1375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur City 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 Sulphur City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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