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Our Genealogical 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 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 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.

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]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List 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 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 Summit Park covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        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 Cemetery   [Map]     
  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]     


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 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.

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:

Harrison     (The home county for Summit Park)
      Despard   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      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]
      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]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      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]
      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]
      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]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      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]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      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]