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Our Genealogical Helper for Summit Point ...

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 Point (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 Point. 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 Summit Point ...

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 Summit Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Summit Point: Summit Pt.

Newspapers Published in Summit Point ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summit Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Summit Point, 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 Point.

Cemeteries Near Summit Point ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Jamestown Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Stones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crums Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Franklintown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Washington Burial Ground   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Hall - Edwards - Hunsicker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jabbers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Kabletown Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Paynes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brucetown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Edge Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Milton Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morgan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Milburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Redbud Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Meeting House Graveyard   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Redbud Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Darkesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elk Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N James M Van Metre 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 Summit Point had a population of 176 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Middleway   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Summit Point
 - 1895 population of 372 people
 - Middleway had a post office and no railroad service
Rippon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summit Point
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Rippon had a post office and railroad service
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summit Point
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
Gaylord (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Summit Point
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Gaylord had a post office and railroad service
Aldridge   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Summit Point
 - Aldridge had railroad service and no post office
Wadesville (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Summit Point
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Wadesville had a post office and railroad service
Kabletown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summit Point
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Kabletown had a post office and no railroad service
Charles Town   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Summit Point
 - 1895 population of 2,287 people (with 5,957 people in 2017)
 - Charles Town had a post office and railroad service
Brucetown (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Summit Point
 - 1895 population of 338 people
 - Brucetown had a post office and no railroad service
Berryville (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Summit Point
 - 1895 population of 1,215 people (with 4,338 people in 2017)
 - Berryville had a post office and 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 Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Summit Point 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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 Point is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Washington (MD), Clarke (VA), Loudoun (VA) & Berkeley.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Summit Point)
      Kabletown   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arden   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Manor Village (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adamstown (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beallsville (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barnesville (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boyds (MD)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clarksburg (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Darnestown (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Germantown (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Potomac (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Travilah (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Damascus (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MD)
      Brownsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fairfax (VA)
      Herndon (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chantilly (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reston (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Great Falls (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      London Towne (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centreville (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belvoir (VA) - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marshall (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Plains (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrenton (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frytown (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Middleburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Prince William (VA)
      Waterfall Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haymarket (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gainesville (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Broad Run Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull Run (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linton Hall (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crestwood Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sudley (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Gate (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rappahannock (VA)
      Washington (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Amissville (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Overall (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 Point:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fairfax County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fauquier County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prince William County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rappahannock County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Summit Point:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Summit Point.
      See our Misc Page for Summit Point for more information.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Summit Point. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Summit Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summit Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2495, Longitude: -77.9586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summit Point 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 Summit Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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