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Our Genealogical Helper for Indian Valley ...

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 Indian Valley (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 Indian Valley. 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 Indian Valley ...

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 Indian Valley.

  • Typical abbreviation for Indian Valley: Indian Vly. (or less commonly used: Indian Vally. or Indian Vlly.)

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we depend on Cyndi's List, FamilySearch or the UsGenWeb Project. These user-friendly 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 it should be mentioned 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 Indian Valley:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Floyd County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Galax City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Giles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Grayson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Martinsville City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Patrick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Radford City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Roanoke City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Roanoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Salem City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Wythe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Alleghany County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Stokes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Surry County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Mercer County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Monroe County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Floyd County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Floyd County

Cemeteries Near Indian Valley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Indian Valley.

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 Indian Valley.

Distance &
    Direction    
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  NNE   Big Sand Cemetery [Map]       Floyd County  
  WNW   Quesenberry Cemetery [Map]       Floyd County  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW   Tade Quesenberry Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  SW   Quesenberry Cemetery [Map]       Floyd County  
  SW   Quesenberry Cemetery [Map]       Floyd County  
  SSW   Turman Cemetery [Map]       Floyd County  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW   Phillips Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Moore Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Lost Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Hattie Marshall Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Mitchell Chapel Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  NE   Duncan Cemetery [Map]       Carthage  
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW   Smith Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Jimmy Marshall Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Panther Creek Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Thompson Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Newman Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Ezra Marshall Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Polly Ann Marshall Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Stephen Bond Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Taylor Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Cox Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SSW   William Cox Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  S   Largen Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  NE   White Rock Cemetery [Map]       Carthage  
  W   Simpkins Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW   Marshall Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  WSW   Martin Phillips Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Sutphin Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Fugate Dalton Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Thomas E Marshall Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Alfred Marshall Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Easrly Marshall Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Green Hill Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SW   Annis Goad Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SW   Nester Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Largen Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  S   Turman Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Thompson-Bolt Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  N   Snowville Cemetery [Map]       Simpkinstown (Pulaski County)  
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW   Davis Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Lindsey-Old Bethesda Cemetery [Map]       Ocala (Carroll County)  
  SW   Theophilus Quesenberry Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SW   Green B Mabry Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SW   Branscome Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Reece Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Newman Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  S   C Walker Nester Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Turman Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Barber Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW   Dry Pond Cemetery [Map]       Mitchell Crossroads (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Allison Chapel Cemetery [Map]       Liberty Hill (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]       Liberty Hill (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Gallimore-McPeak Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Gardner Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Thomas Dickens Cemetery [Map]       Dugspur (Carroll County)  
  SSW   McPeak Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Tolbert Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Tate Goad Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  ENE   Sowers Cemetery [Map]       Floyd County  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W   Marshall Cemetery [Map]       Mitchell Crossroads (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Dinwiddie Cemetery [Map]       Mitchell Crossroads (Carroll County)  
  SW   Thomas Jennings Cemetery [Map]       Liberty Hill (Carroll County)  
  SW   Jennings Cemetery [Map]       Liberty Hill (Carroll County)  
  SW   Largen Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  SSW   Dalton-Horton Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  SSW   Collier Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  SSW   Montgomery Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Kemp Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  SSE   Buffalo Mountain Cemetery [Map]       Floyd County  
  ENE   Mannon Cemetery [Map]       Floyd County  
  NW   Cecil Chapel Cemetery [Map]       Linkous Ferry (Pulaski County)  
  NW   Hurst Cemetery [Map]       Mack Creek Village (Pulaski County)  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW   Montgomery Cemetery [Map]       High Rocks Mill (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Montgomery-Smith Cemetery [Map]       High Rocks Mill (Carroll County)  
  WSW   Worrell Cemetery [Map]       Mitchell Crossroads (Carroll County)  
  SW   Andrew Jennings Cemetery [Map]       Liberty Hill (Carroll County)  
  SW   Dalton Cemetery [Map]       Mabry Crossroads (Carroll County)  
  SW   Bobbitt Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  SW   Martin Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  SW   Worrell Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  SSW   Webb Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  SSW   Goad Cemetery [Map]       Red Hill (Carroll County)  
  SSW   Ballard Worrell Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Vince Largen Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   John Goad Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Silverleaf Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Spence Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  S   Pine View Cemetery [Map]       Carroll County  
  NNW   Byrd Cemetery [Map]       Linkous Ferry (Pulaski County)  
  NW   Cecil Cemetery [Map]       Linkous Ferry (Pulaski County)  

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 Indian Valley had a population of 14 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Duncan       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Indian Valley
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Duncan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dugspur       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Indian Valley
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Dugspur had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snowville       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Indian Valley
 - 1895 population of 352 people
 - Snowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Childress       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Indian Valley
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Childress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Allisonia       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Indian Valley
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Allisonia had a post office and railroad service
 
Star       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Valley
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sylvatus       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Indian Valley
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Sylvatus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riner       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Indian Valley
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Riner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Draper       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Indian Valley
 - Draper had railroad service and no post office
 
Kayoulah       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Indian Valley
 - Kayoulah had railroad service and no post office
 
Laurel Fork       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Indian Valley
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Laurel Fork had a post office and no railroad service

We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Indian Valley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Indian Valley 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Indian Valley is located in Floyd County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Floyd County: Carroll, Franklin, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski & Roanoke.

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

  DirectionDistance
Floyd     (The home county for Indian Valley)
      Floyd   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Carroll
      Pike City   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hillsville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fancy Gap   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodlawn   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sheep Town   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cana   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Franklin
      Ferrum   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boones Mill   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rocky Mount   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Galax City
      Galax   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Giles
      Pembroke   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearisburg   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Narrows   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rich Creek   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glen Lyn   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Grayson
      Fries   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Independence   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Henry
      Bassett   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stanleytown   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fieldale   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reed Creek Village   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Villa Heights   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Horse Pasture   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Martinsville City
      Martinsville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
      Christiansburg   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Old Farm Village   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Raintree Village   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Merrimac   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blacksburg   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
      McBryde Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sundance Village   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shawsville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Tabor Village   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Patrick
      Meadows of Dan   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carters Mill   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stuart   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patrick Springs   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Pulaski
      Mack Creek Village   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dublin   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairlawn   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Radford City
      New Town   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Radford Village   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Simpkins Village   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sunset Village   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Radford   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Roanoke City
      Garden City   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roanoke
      Bent Mountain   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cave Spring   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Salem City
      Salem   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunset Village   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wythe
      Fort Chiswell   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Max Meadows   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wytheville   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rural Retreat   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Alleghany (NC)
      Ennice (NC)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glade Valley (NC)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Stokes (NC)
      Lawsonville (NC)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snow Hill (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Ridge (NC)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flat Rock (NC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danbury (NC)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pinnacle (NC)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quaker Gap (NC)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Surry (NC)
      Flat Rock (NC)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Airy (NC)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toast (NC)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westfield (NC)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Low Gap (NC)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White Plains (NC)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ararat (NC)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dobson (NC)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pilot Mountain (NC)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Mercer (WV)
      Oakvale (WV)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Monroe (WV)
      Peterstown (WV)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Miscellaneous Mentions for Indian Valley ...

While our initial data for Indian Valley came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Indian Valley 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 Indian Valley.

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 Indian Valley:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Indian Valley.
      See our Misc Page for Indian Valley for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Virginia

About Floyd County

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Floyd County


The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Indian Valley:

Panoramio.com





Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Indian Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Indian Valley) 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 Indian Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Indian Valley.



 
 
 

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