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Our Genealogy Helper for Afton Hills ...

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 Afton Hills (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 Afton Hills. 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.

Newspapers Published in Afton Hills ...

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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Afton Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Afton Hills, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Afton Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Afton Hills:

  • 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 Afton Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Afton Hills.

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

  • Highland Burial Park
  • Cunningham Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cunningham Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cunningham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cunningham Cemetery
  • Leemont Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leemont Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leemont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leemont Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Mt. View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. View Cemetery
  • Grove Street Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grove Street Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grove Street Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Street Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Freedmens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Freedmens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Freedmens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedmens Cemetery
    • Green Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill Cemetery
    • Danville National Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Danville National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Danville National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville National Cemetery
    • Danville Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Danville Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Danville Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville Memorial Gardens
    • Schoolfield Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Schoolfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Schoolfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schoolfield Cemetery
    • Floral Hill Memorial Garden
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Floral Hill Memorial Garden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Floral Hill Memorial Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Hill Memorial Garden
    • Scearce Gammon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scearce Gammon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scearce Gammon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Scearce Gammon Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Afton Hills.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scearce Gammon Cemetery
    • Moss Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moss Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moss Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moss Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton Hills.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss 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.<4>

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

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

  • Kentuck [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
    • Kentuck [Pittsylvania County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Afton Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentuck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
  • Pleasant Gap [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
    • Pleasant Gap [Pittsylvania County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
  • Mount Cross [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Cross
    • Mount Cross [Pittsylvania County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Afton Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Cross had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Cross
  • Ringgold [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringgold
    • Ringgold [Pittsylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Afton Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ringgold had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringgold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
  • Bachelors Hall [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bachelors Hall
    • Bachelors Hall [Pittsylvania County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Afton Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bachelors Hall had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bachelors Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bachelors Hall
  • Vandola [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandola
    • Vandola [Pittsylvania County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vandola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandola
  • Continue List ...
    • Gatewood [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood [Caswell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Afton Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood
    • Dry Fork [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Fork
      • Dry Fork [Pittsylvania County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Afton Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dry Fork had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Fork
    • Keeling [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeling
      • Keeling [Pittsylvania County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Keeling had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keeling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeling
    • Whitmell [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmell
      • Whitmell [Pittsylvania County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whitmell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitmell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmell
    • Buford [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
      • Buford [Pittsylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buford had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
    • Pelham [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Caswell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelham had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Vance [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Pittsylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vance had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
    • Blanch [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
      • Blanch [Caswell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blanch had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanch<5>
    • Laurel Grove [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Grove
      • Laurel Grove [Pittsylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Laurel Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Grove

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Afton Hills) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6412, Longitude: -79.3970       In this case, the coordinates for Afton Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<3>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.
<4>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 Afton Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
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