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Our Genealogical Helper for Union Corner ...

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 Union Corner (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 Union Corner. 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 Union Corner ...

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 Union Corner.

  • Typical abbreviation for Union Corner: Union Cor. (or less commonly used: Union Crn.)

Newspapers Published in Union Corner ...

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 Union Corner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Union Corner, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Union Corner.

Cemeteries Near Union Corner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Union Corner.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buck Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Gerrardstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Pitzers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain Side Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Darkesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Central Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ganotown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Morgan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roe Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Providence Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tuscarora Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Paynes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglas Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Norborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Norbourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old German Lutheran Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Riner Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Old Stone Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prospect Hall - Edwards - Hunsicker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E James M Van Metre Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Butler Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Hopewell Meeting House Graveyard   [Map]     
  ENE Old Stone Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Brucetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jabbers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hedges Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vancleveville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smoketown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakland 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>

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

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

Gerrardstown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Union Corner
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Gerrardstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glengary   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union Corner
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Glengary had a post office and no railroad service
 
Inwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union Corner
 - Inwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Darkesville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Union Corner
 - 1895 population of 288 people
 - Darkesville had a post office and railroad service
 
Shanghai   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Union Corner
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Shanghai had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ganotown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Union Corner
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Ganotown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bunker Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union Corner
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Bunker Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
De Haven (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union Corner
 - De Haven 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 Union Corner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Union Corner 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Union Corner is located in 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 Union Corner. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Union Corner:

  DirectionDistance
Berkeley     (The home county for Union Corner)
      Arden   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Hampshire
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Romney   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Hardy
      Wardensville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Jefferson
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Mineral
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Frederick (MD)
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Manor Village (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barnesville (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beallsville (MD)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Poolesville (MD)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (MD)
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson-Conococheague (MD)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsville (MD)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rohrersville (MD)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin (PA)
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Thomas (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beartown (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Fauquier (VA)
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marshall (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belvoir (VA) - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      The Plains (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Frederick (VA)
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Loudoun (VA)
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Middleburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belmont (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lansdowne (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashburn Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

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 - 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 Union Corner:

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    
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    
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    
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    
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 Berkeley County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Berkeley County

Of Special Interest ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3987, Longitude: -78.0856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union Corner 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 Union Corner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Union Corner.