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Our Genealogical Helper for Beulah ...

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 Beulah (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 add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Beulah. 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.

Newspapers Published in Beulah ...

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 461 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beulah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beulah, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beulah.

Cemeteries Near Beulah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Beulah.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a 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 the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Centralia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Perdue Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Giea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Ft. Harrison National Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Dale Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Vaughan - Eyler Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E James Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fourmile Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richmond National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Riverview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Central Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Brown Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Minnis Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Montague Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Monteflore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Anns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East End Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Schockoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shockoe Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barton Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Second Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bermuda Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Hardy Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trabur Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

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

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

Chesterfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Beulah
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
Centralia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Beulah
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Centralia had a post office and railroad service
Chester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Beulah
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Chester had a post office and railroad service
Fendley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fendley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Beulah
 - Fendley had railroad service and no post office
Varina Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Beulah
 - Varina Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Walthall   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Beulah
 - Walthall had railroad service and no post office
Meadowville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Beulah
 - Meadowville had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Lee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Beulah
 - Fort Lee had railroad service and no post office
Bon Air   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Beulah
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Bon Air had a post office and railroad service
Cotman - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cotman was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Beulah
 - Cotman had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Beulah. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Beulah 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Beulah is located in Chesterfield County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chesterfield County: Amelia, Charles City, Dinwiddie, Henrico, Hopewell City, Prince George & Richmond.

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

Chesterfield     (The home county for Beulah)
      Beulah Village   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Bellwood   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Bensley Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Bensley   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Chesterfield Court House   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chesterfield Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Braebrook Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bollinger Estates   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ettrick   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Matoaca   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ruther Glen   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      DeJarnette   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Charles City
      Charles City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ruthville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Colonial Heights City
      Colonial Heights   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grant Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maitland Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Darvills   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McKenney   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goochland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mechanicsville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beaverdam   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tylers   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Heckler Village   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Highland Park   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Highland Springs   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dumbarton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lakeside   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tuckahoe   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chamberlayne   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Laurel Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Laurel   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tuckahoe Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hopewell City
      Hopewell   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
James City
      Jamestown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
King William
      Tuck Fork   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bumpass   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blackstone   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crewe   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Petersburg City
      Petersburg   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beaumont   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Prince George
      Garysville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Richmond City
      Montrose Heights   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Walmsley Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cherry Gardens   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chippenham Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Claremont   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dendron   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Surry   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stony Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Beulah:

These websites are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Library of Virginia

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Chesterfield County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Caroline County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Charles City County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colonial Heights City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Dinwiddie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Goochland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hanover County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henrico County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hopewell City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
James City County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
King William County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Louisa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nottoway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Petersburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Powhatan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prince George County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richmond City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Richmond County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Surry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sussex County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Chesterfield County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Virginia

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Chesterfield County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chesterfield County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Beulah. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beulah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beulah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4246, Longitude: -77.4705     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beulah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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:

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<3>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 Beulah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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