Our Genealogical Helper for Howellsville ...
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 which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.
By learning about Howellsville (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 organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Howellsville. 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.
Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to Cyndi's List, FamilySearch or the UsGenWeb Project. 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 Howellsville:
For pages that are specific to North Carolina:
These pages are specific to Robeson County:
Genealogy information for the nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:
Cemeteries Near Howellsville ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Howellsville.
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 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 above).
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 it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.
Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have our Cemetery List for Howellsville.
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>
The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Howellsville had a post office and no railroad service.
These communities are listed based on their distance from Howellsville, with the one closest to Howellsville listed first.
| Tolarsville [Map] |
| - || Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Howellsville |
| - || 1895 population of 54 people |
| - || Tolarsville had a post office and no railroad service |
| Saddletree [Map] |
| - || Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Howellsville |
| - || Saddletree had a post office and no railroad service |
| Lumberton [Map] |
| - || Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Howellsville |
| - || 1895 population of 584 people (with 21,768 people in 2012) |
| - || Lumberton had a post office and railroad service |
| Allenton [Map] |
| - || Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Howellsville |
| - || 1895 population of 37 people |
| - || Allenton had a post office and railroad service |
| Tar Heel [Map] |
| - || Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Howellsville |
| - || 1895 population of 63 people (with 145 people in 2012) |
| - || Tar Heel had a post office and no railroad service |
| Saint Pauls [Map] |
| - || Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Howellsville |
| - || 1895 population of 35 people (with 2,432 people in 2012) |
| - || Saint Pauls had a post office and no railroad service |
| Lowe [Map] |
| - || Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Howellsville |
| - || Lowe had a post office and no railroad service |
| Richardson [Map] |
| - || Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Howellsville |
| - || Richardson had a post office and no railroad service |
| Bladenboro [Map] |
| - || Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Howellsville |
| - || 1895 population of 142 people (with 1,739 people in 2012) |
| - || Bladenboro had a post office and railroad service |
We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Howellsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Howellsville 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 doctors and 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 expanded our search to 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.
Miscellaneous Mentions for Howellsville ...
While our initial data for Howellsville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Howellsville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Howellsville.
We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.
|Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide|
| Published by Rand McNally & Co. (Document found on Google Books)|
|Notes for Howellsville:|
| ||Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned |
|Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Howellsville.|
| See our Misc Page for Howellsville for more information.|
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Howellsville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Robeson County
The Panormaio photo collection may have pictures for the area around Howellsville:
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning at Howellsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Howellsville) to Point B.|
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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 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 Howellsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Howellsville.