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Our Genealogical Helper for Unger ...

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 Unger (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 Unger. 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 Unger ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Unger.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Unger, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Unger.

Cemeteries Near Unger ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Unger.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Touhey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McIntire Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roe Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Ganotown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Central Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ambrose Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Buck Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Redland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gerrardstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain Side Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Riner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duckwall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Highland Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gainesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Stone Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pitzers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodrow 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.<2>

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

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

Shockeysville (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Unger
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Shockeysville had a post office and no railroad service
Collinsville (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Unger
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Siler (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Unger
 - Siler had a post office and no railroad service
Stotlers Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Unger
 - Stotlers Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Glengary   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Unger
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Glengary had a post office and no railroad service
Ganotown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Unger
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Ganotown had a post office and no railroad service
Shanghai   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Unger
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Shanghai had a post office and no railroad service
Bloomery   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Unger
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Bloomery 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 Unger. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Unger 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.

Unger is located in Morgan County.

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

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

Morgan     (The home county for Unger)
      Berryville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bath   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arden   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Romney   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ellerslie (MD)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MD)
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilson-Conococheague (MD)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Halfway (MD)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Breezewood (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bedford (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Dallas (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairhope (PA)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Unger:

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 Morgan 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral 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    
Washington County (MD):       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    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke 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      
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 Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia

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
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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Morgan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Unger. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4368, Longitude: -78.2539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Unger have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Unger, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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