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Our Genealogy Helper for Summit Park ...

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 Summit Park (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 Summit Park. 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 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.

Summit Park is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

  DirDistance
Harrison     (The home county for Summit Park)
  Despard   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Anmoore   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Clarksburg   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Stonewood   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Gore   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lost Creek   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Barbour
  Adaland   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Audra   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Belington   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Junior   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Braxton
  Burnsville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Doddridge
  Smithburg   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Union   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Gilmer
  Sand Fork   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lewis
  Jane Lew   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Marion
  Whitehall   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mannington   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Marshall
  Adaline   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monongalia
  Smithtown   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Westover   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Pleasants
  Hebron   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Preston
  Newburg   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Albright   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
  Tigheville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Womelsdorf   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leadsville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elkins   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beverly   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Helvetia   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ritchie
  Auburn   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Taylor
  Flemington   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Tucker
  Parsons   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hambleton   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tyler
  Atwood   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Middlebourne   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Paden City   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Upshur
  Buckhannon   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gormley   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Webster
  Cleveland   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wetzel
  Smithfield   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bane   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Barker   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Martinsville   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Summit Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summit Park.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gnatty Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marshville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Astor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Post Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oreslip Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Janes Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Claremont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Enon Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Summit Park ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summit Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Summit Park, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Summit Park.

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.<4>

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

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

Glen Falls   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Summit Park
 - Glen Falls had railroad service and no post office
 
Clarksburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 3,008 people (with 15,621 people in 2017)
 - Clarksburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Adamston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Adamston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 8,635 people in 2017)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
Quiet Dell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Quiet Dell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilsonburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Lumberport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 848 people in 2017)
 - Lumberport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Craigmoor   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Craigmoor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sardis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reynoldsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Summit Park
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Milford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Summit Park
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 609 people in 2017)
 - West Milford 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 Summit Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Summit Park 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 - 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 Summit Park:

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 Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Braxton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monongalia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pleasants County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Preston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tucker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tyler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Harrison County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Harrison 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 ...
      Maryland
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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- Summit Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summit Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2818, Longitude: -80.3104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summit Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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<3>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: findagrave.com.

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<4>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 Summit Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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