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Our Genealogical Helper for Tabb ...

So far, we have found very little information about Tabb. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Tabb to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Tabb, please Contact Us.

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 Tabb (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 Tabb. 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 Tabb ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tabb.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tabb, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tabb.

Cemeteries Near Tabb ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tabb.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Butler Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Tuscarora Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old German Lutheran Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hedgesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Light Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NNE Falling Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Allensville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Norborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Norbourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Little Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Stone Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smoketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Falling Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglas Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Jones Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Carmel Graveyard   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Side Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pitzers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Pleasant View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Vancleveville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hedges Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE James M Van Metre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Snyders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Darkesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE River View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Augustines Graveyard   [Map]     
  NE Pinesburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Metropolitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Buck Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shepherds Graveyard   [Map]     
  SE Reformed Graveyard   [Map]     
  NNW Park Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chestnut Grove 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.

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

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

Berkeley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tabb
 - Berkeley had railroad service and no post office
North Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Tabb
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - North Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Martinsburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Tabb
 - 1895 population of 7,226 people (with 17,404 people in 2017)
 - Martinsburg had a post office and railroad service
Hedgesville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tabb
 - 1895 population of 448 people (with 314 people in 2017)
 - Hedgesville had a post office and no railroad service
Bedington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Tabb
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Bedington had a post office and railroad service
Spring Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tabb
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Spring Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Little Georgetown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Tabb
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Little Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
Swan Pond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tabb
 - Swan Pond 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 Tabb. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tabb 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Tabb is historic, it would have been located within present day Berkeley County.

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

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

Berkeley     (The home county for Tabb)
      Bedington   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arden   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (MD)
      Keymar (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodlawn Village (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clover Hill (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barnesville (MD)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beallsville (MD)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (MD)
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilson-Conococheague (MD)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Halfway (MD)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Funkstown (MD)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Adams (PA)
      Carroll Valley (PA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairfield (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrtanna (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Breezewood (PA)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hopewell (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Thomas (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beartown (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Littleton (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley-Hi (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Frederick (VA)
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Middleburg (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Tabb:

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 Berkeley County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
Carroll 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    
Adams County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Berkeley County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Berkeley 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Berkeley County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Tabb, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Tabb. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tabb) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tabb. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5140, Longitude: -77.9678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tabb have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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:

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