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Our Genealogy Helper for Roxboro ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Roxboro (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 Roxboro. 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.

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 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 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 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.

Roxboro is located in Person County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Person County: Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange & Halifax (VA).

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

  • Person County     (The home county of Roxboro)
    • Whitt Town (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitt Town
      • Whitt Town lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitt Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitt Town
    • Hicks Village (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Village
      • Hicks Village lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Village
    • Roseville (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Allensville (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allensville
      • Allensville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allensville
    • Ceffo (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ceffo
      • Ceffo lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ceffo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ceffo
    • Concord (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Allens Level (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Level
      • Allens Level lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Level
    • Cates (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cates
      • Cates lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cates
    • Timberlake (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberlake<3>
    • Hurdle Mills (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdle Mills
      • Hurdle Mills lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdle Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurdle Mills<3>
    • Mount Tirzah (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tirzah
      • Mount Tirzah lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tirzah
    • Moriah (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moriah
      • Moriah lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moriah
  • Alamance County
    • Just Crossroads (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Just Crossroads
      • Just Crossroads lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Just Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Just Crossroads
    • Pleasant Grove (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Stagecoach Trail (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stagecoach Trail
      • Stagecoach Trail lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stagecoach Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stagecoach Trail
    • Mebane (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mebane
      • Mebane lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<3>
    • Union Ridge (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Ridge
      • Union Ridge lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Ridge
    • Woodlawn (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn
    • Brook Hollow (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brook Hollow
      • Brook Hollow lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brook Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brook Hollow
    • Buena Vista Estates (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista Estates
      • Buena Vista Estates lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista Estates
    • Green Level (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Level
      • Green Level lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Level
    • McCray (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCray
      • McCray lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCray
    • Florence Town (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence Town
      • Florence Town lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence Town
    • Lakeview Estates (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Estates
      • Lakeview Estates lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Alamance County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Estates
  • Caswell County
    • Leasburg (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leasburg
      • Leasburg lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leasburg<3>
    • Semora (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semora
      • Semora lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Semora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semora<3>
    • Estelle (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelle
      • Estelle lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estelle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estelle
    • Milton (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Prospect Hill (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect Hill
      • Prospect Hill lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect Hill
    • Blanch (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
      • Blanch lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanch<3>
    • Yanceyville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yanceyville
      • Yanceyville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yanceyville<3>
    • Jericho (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jericho
      • Jericho lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jericho
    • Providence (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • West Yanceyville (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Yanceyville
      • West Yanceyville lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Yanceyville
    • Gatewood (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood
    • Stony Creek (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
  • Durham County
    • Rougemont (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rougemont
      • Rougemont lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Durham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rougemont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rougemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rougemont<3>
    • Bahama (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bahama
      • Bahama lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Durham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bahama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bahama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bahama<3>
    • The American Village (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The American Village
      • The American Village lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Durham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The American Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The American Village
    • Gorman (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorman
      • Gorman lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Durham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
    • Durham (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Durham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<3>
    • Morrisville (39 miles [62.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
      • Morrisville lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Durham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Franklinton (35 miles [56.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
      • Franklinton lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Franklin County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<3>
    • Wake Forest (37 miles [59.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Forest
      • Wake Forest lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Franklin County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<3>
    • Youngsville (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
      • Youngsville lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Franklin County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville<3>
  • Granville County
    • Wilbourns (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbourns
      • Wilbourns lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbourns
    • Stem (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stem
      • Stem lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stem
    • Providence (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Oxford (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Butner (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butner
      • Butner lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Estimated population in 2015: 7,751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butner<3>
    • Lyons (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
    • Stovall (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovall
      • Stovall lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
    • Hester (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hester
      • Hester lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hester
    • Tar River (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tar River
      • Tar River lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tar River
    • Bullock (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock
      • Bullock lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullock<3>
    • Creedmoor (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creedmoor
      • Creedmoor lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creedmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creedmoor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creedmoor<3>
    • Fairport (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
      • Fairport lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Granville County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairport
  • Guilford County
    • Gibsonville (37 miles [59.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibsonville
      • Gibsonville lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Guilford County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,397 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsonville<3>
    • Whitsett (39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitsett
      • Whitsett lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Guilford County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitsett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Orange County
    • Berryland (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryland
      • Berryland lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berryland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Laws (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws
      • Laws lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laws have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Caldwell (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caldwell
      • Caldwell lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caldwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Charter Meadows (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charter Meadows
      • Charter Meadows lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charter Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Larry Hall (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larry Hall
      • Larry Hall lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larry Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Fork (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Fork
      • North Fork lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Springcrest Meadows (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springcrest Meadows
      • Springcrest Meadows lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springcrest Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Green Pines (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pines
      • Green Pines lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Schley (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schley
      • Schley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Deer Run (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
      • Deer Run lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McDade (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDade
      • McDade lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Arrowhead (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead
      • Arrowhead lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rockingham County
    • Ruffin (31 miles [49.9 km] to the west)
    • Reidsville (38 miles [61.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidsville
      • Reidsville lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Rockingham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Vance County
    • Dabney (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dabney
      • Dabney lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Vance County
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    • Henderson (32 miles [51.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Vance County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,109 people
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    • Kittrell (32 miles [51.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittrell
      • Kittrell lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Vance County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kittrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Middleburg (36 miles [57.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleburg
      • Middleburg lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Vance County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Warren County
    • Manson (39 miles [62.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manson
      • Manson lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Warren County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Danville City (VA)
    • Danville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Danville City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
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  • Fluvanna County (VA)
    • Scottsburg (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Fluvanna County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Halifax County (VA)
    • Harmony (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Virgilina (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgilina
      • Virgilina lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgilina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgilina<3>
    • Cluster Springs (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cluster Springs
      • Cluster Springs lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cluster Springs
    • Sutherlin (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherlin
      • Sutherlin lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
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    • Elmo (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Omega (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
      • Omega lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
    • South Boston (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston<3>
    • Jones (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Westside Village (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside Village
      • Westside Village lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Aarons Creek (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons Creek
      • Aarons Creek lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
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    • Halifax (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
      • Halifax lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Roxboro and is located in Halifax County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,200 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<3>
  • Madison County (VA)
    • Beaver Park (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Park
      • Beaver Park lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Park
  • Mecklenburg County (VA)
    • Henrico (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrico
      • Henrico lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrico
    • Shiny Rock (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiny Rock
      • Shiny Rock lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiny Rock
    • Clarksville (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
      • Clarksville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksville<3>
    • Mill Village (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Village
      • Mill Village lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jeffress (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffress
      • Jeffress lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Mecklenburg County
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    • Boydton (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boydton
      • Boydton lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boydton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boydton<3>
    • Chase City (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase City
      • Chase City lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
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  • Pittsylvania County (VA)
    • Laurel Grove (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Grove
      • Laurel Grove lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kentuck (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentuck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Henrys Mill (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Mill
      • Henrys Mill lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Roxboro and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys Mill
    • Ridgecrest (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Pittsylvania County
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    • Chatham (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Roxboro ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roxboro.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Roxboro. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Roxboro and those printed in the larger area surrounding Roxboro.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 22 miles [35.4 km] of Roxboro.

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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Roxboro:

  • 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.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Roxboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roxboro.

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 below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Roxboro covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Burchwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burchwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burchwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burchwood Cemetery
  • Brookland Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brookland Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brookland Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stories Creek Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stories Creek Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stories Creek Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Providence Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Moses Winstead Cemetery
  • Flat River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flat River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flat River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Person Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Person Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Person Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rock Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Allensville Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allensville Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allensville Methodist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Allen Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allen Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allen Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (273 more) ...
    • Allens Chapel Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allens Chapel Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allens Chapel Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Concord Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Concord Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concord Methodist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mill Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Roxboro had a population of 421 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Roxboro had a population of 8,383 people.

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

  • Roxboro (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxboro
    • Roxboro lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 421 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,383 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roxboro had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxboro<3>
  • Roseville (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
    • Roseville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
  • Olive Hill (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Hill
    • Olive Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Olive Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Hill
  • Ai (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ai
    • Ai lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ai had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ai have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ai
  • Allensville (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allensville
    • Allensville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allensville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allensville
  • Ceffo (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ceffo
    • Ceffo lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ceffo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ceffo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Surl (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surl
    • Surl lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Surl had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Woodsdale (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodsdale
    • Woodsdale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodsdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Timberlake (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
    • Timberlake lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Timberlake had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberlake<3>
  • Bushy Fork (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushy Fork
    • Bushy Fork lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bushy Fork had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushy Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bethel Hill (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Hill
    • Bethel Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hurdle Mills (Person County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdle Mills
    • Hurdle Mills lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Roxboro and is located in Person County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hurdle Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdle Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurdle Mills<3>
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Mount Tirzah (Person County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tirzah
      • Mount Tirzah lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Roxboro and is located in Person County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Tirzah had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tirzah
    • Leasburg (Caswell County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leasburg
      • Leasburg lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leasburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leasburg<3>
    • Osmond (Caswell County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osmond
      • Osmond lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Roxboro and is located in Caswell County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Osmond had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osmond

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Roxboro. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roxboro.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Roxboro

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Person County

About North Carolina

The official website for Roxboro: www.roxboronc.org/

The official website for Person County: www.personcounty.net/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roxboro) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roxboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RoxboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3951, Longitude: -78.9863       In this case, the coordinates for Roxboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Roxboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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