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Our Genealogy Helper for Wickham ...

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 Wickham (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 Wickham. 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 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.

Wickham is located in Hampshire County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Hampshire     (The home county for Wickham)
  Romney   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Augusta   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ritters   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Three Churches   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Slanesville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Capon Bridge   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Grant
  Arthur   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bayard   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Hardy
  Moorefield   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Baker   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wardensville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lost City   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Mineral
  Burlington   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  New Creek   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Keyser   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hartmansville   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Elk Garden   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fort Ashby   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wiley Ford   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Carpendale   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ridgeley   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Morgan
  Paw Paw   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Pendleton
  Brushy Run   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Onego   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Preston
  Aurora   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
  Harman   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tucker
  Davis   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Canaan Valley   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Allegany (MD)
  Luke (MD)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Westernport (MD)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rawlings (MD)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barton (MD)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Nikep (MD)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pinto (MD)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lonaconing (MD)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Midland (MD)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oldtown (MD)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Klondike (MD)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woodland (MD)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Loarville (MD)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bloomington (MD)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bittinger (MD)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grantsville (MD)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Bedford (PA)
  Stringtown (PA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Somerset (PA)
  Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Salisbury (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Callimont (PA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Frederick (VA)
  Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Middletown (VA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stephens City (VA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Echo Village (VA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  White Hall (VA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Welltown (VA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Rockingham (VA)
  Fulks Run (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cootes Store (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plains Mill (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Timberville (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Turleytown (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shenandoah (VA)
  Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Woodstock (VA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Edinburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Strasburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Market (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Warren (VA)
  Reliance (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Overall (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Riverton (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Royal Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winchester City (VA)
  Winchester (VA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wickham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wickham.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Old Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Elijah High Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peerce Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Hotts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Heare Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountaindale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Canon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hull - Utta Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Schoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Bever Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whip Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ferrbee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Roderick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Indian Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stone Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wickham ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wickham.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wickham, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wickham.

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

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

Purgitsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wickham
 - Purgitsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Old Fields   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wickham
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Old Fields had a post office and no railroad service
 
Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wickham
 - Junction had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doman - Historic   [Map]
 - While Doman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wickham
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Doman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Inkerman   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wickham
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Inkerman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirby   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wickham
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Kirby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fabius - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fabius was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Wickham
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
 
Williamsport   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Wickham
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Williamsport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burlington   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wickham
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Burlington 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 Wickham. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wickham in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Wickham:

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 Hampshire County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mineral County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pendleton 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

 
Tucker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Allegany County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Frederick County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockingham County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wickham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wickham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2123, Longitude: -78.8684     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wickham 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 Wickham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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