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Suncrest Lake, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Suncrest Lake ...

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 Suncrest Lake (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 Suncrest Lake. 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 Suncrest Lake ...

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 Suncrest Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for Suncrest Lake: Suncrest Lk.

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.

Suncrest Lake is located in Monongalia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monongalia County: Fayette (PA), Greene (PA), Marion, Preston, Taylor & Wetzel.

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

Monongalia     (The home county for Suncrest Lake)
  Star City   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Granville   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Osage   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Westover   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Despard   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gore   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Albright   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hundred   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bane   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barker   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Garrett (MD)
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (PA)
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Isabella (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Republic (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Somerset (PA)
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beallsville (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marianna (PA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  California (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Daisytown (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coal Center (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Allenport (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Scenery Hill (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Speers (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Westmoreland (PA)
  North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Monessen (PA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Smithton (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scottdale (PA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Newton (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sutersville (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Pleasant (PA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Suncrest Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suncrest Lake.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E New Monongalia County Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crichfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Everley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Beverly Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lazzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lawnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ft. Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dents Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pierpont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lough - Teagarden - Cordray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nuce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Pt. Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liming Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barrackman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Robe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jennewine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wolfs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lemley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Everly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Furman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cagey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Linton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hagans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arnettsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N South Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ida Jane Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Donham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mason Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Monongahela Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Troy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shriver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mooresville Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McCurdysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Headley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Olive - Tennant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tennant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Suncrest Lake ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Suncrest Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Suncrest Lake, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Suncrest Lake.

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

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

Maidsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Suncrest Lake
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Maidsville had a post office and no railroad service
Morgantown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Suncrest Lake
 - 1895 population of 1,011 people (with 30,547 people in 2017)
 - Morgantown had a post office and railroad service
Laurel Point   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Suncrest Lake
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Suncrest Lake
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Bowlby   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Suncrest Lake
 - Bowlby had a post office and no railroad service
Stewartstown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Suncrest Lake
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Stewartstown had a post office and no railroad service
Cassville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Suncrest Lake
 - Cassville had a post office and no railroad service
Uffington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Suncrest Lake
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Uffington 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 Suncrest Lake. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Suncrest Lake in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Suncrest Lake:

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 Monongalia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Preston County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Wetzel County:     Cyndi's



Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's



Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's



Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's



Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's



Washington County (PA):     Cyndi's



Westmoreland County (PA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia 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- Suncrest Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suncrest Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6645, Longitude: -79.9762     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Suncrest Lake 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 Suncrest Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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