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Our Genealogy Helper for Sunnyside ...

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 Sunnyside (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 Sunnyside. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Sunnyside 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 Sunnyside. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sunnyside:

  DirDistance
Monongalia     (The home county for Sunnyside)
  Morgantown   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Westover   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Star City   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Granville   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Osage   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Smithtown   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Blacksville   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Barbour
  Adaland   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valley Bend   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Grant
  Bayard   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Harrison
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Despard   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gore   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  O'Neill   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lost Creek   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marion
  Pleasant View   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Marshall
  Cameron   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Adaline   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Preston
  Masontown   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bruceton Mills   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Albright   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Randolph
  Montrose   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
  Fetterman   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Knottsville   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Tucker
  Parsons   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wetzel
  Hundred   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Littleton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bane   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barker   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bebee   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fairchance (PA)   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Masontown (PA)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Puritan (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Highhouse (PA)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Salem (PA)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Isabella (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hopwood (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Republic (PA)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  East Uniontown (PA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dunlap Creek Village (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Washington (PA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Greene (PA)
  Greensboro (PA)   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nemacolin (PA)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Carmichaels (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fairdale (PA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cumberland Village (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Jefferson (PA)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morrisville (PA)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rices Landing (PA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clarksville (PA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Swarts (PA)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
  Addison (PA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Confluence (PA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ursina (PA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Washington (PA)
  Fredericktown-Millsboro (PA)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Deemston (PA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beallsville (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Centerville (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marianna (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  West Brownsville (PA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Daisytown (PA)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  California (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coal Center (PA)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Allenport (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elco (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Long Branch (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Scenery Hill (PA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Westmoreland (PA)
  North Belle Vernon (PA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monessen (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Smithton (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Scottdale (PA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Newton (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sunnyside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunnyside.

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

Distance &
Direction


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

Newspapers Published in Sunnyside ...

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 Sunnyside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunnyside, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunnyside.

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

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

Easton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Randall   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Point   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Laurel Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Uffington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Uffington had a post office and railroad service
 
Maidsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Maidsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dellslow   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunnyside
 - Dellslow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stewartstown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Stewartstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowlby   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunnyside
 - Bowlby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Falls   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunnyside
 - Little Falls 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 Sunnyside. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunnyside in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Sunnyside:

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
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison 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

 
Preston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph 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

 
Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Westmoreland 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 Monongalia County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunnyside. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunnyside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunnyside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6387, Longitude: -79.9562     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunnyside 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Sunnyside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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