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Our Genealogy Helper for Buena Vista ...

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 Buena Vista (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 Buena Vista. 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 Buena Vista ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buena Vista.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Buena Vista, there are papers which were published within Less than 2 miles<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Buena Vista.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Buena Vista:

  • 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 Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Buena Vista ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Buena Vista.

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 Buena Vista covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on City Cemetery
  • Old Lick Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Lick Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Lick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Lick Cemetery
  • Springwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood Cemetery
  • Gearhart Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Bandy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bandy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bandy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bandy Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hogan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hogan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hogan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogan 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. View Cemetery
    • Ruddell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruddell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruddell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruddell Cemetery
    • Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Emanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emanuel Cemetery
    • Memorial Bridge Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Bridge Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Bridge Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Bridge Park
    • Evergreen Burial Park
    • Campbells Burial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Campbells Burial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Campbells Burial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbells Burial Park
    • Blue Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blue Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blue Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge 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 Buena Vista in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Buena Vista.

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

  • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Buena Vista
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16,159 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<5>
  • Vinton [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
    • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Buena Vista
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,057 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<5>
  • Leslie [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
    • Leslie [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Buena Vista
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leslie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
  • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Buena Vista
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cave Spring had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
  • Hollins [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
    • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Buena Vista
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hollins had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<5>
  • Bonsack [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonsack
    • Bonsack [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Buena Vista
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 289 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bonsack had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonsack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonsack
  • Continue List ...
    • Coyner Springs [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyner Springs
      • Coyner Springs [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Buena Vista
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coyner Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyner Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coyner Springs
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Buena Vista
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cloverdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<5>
    • Hardy Ford [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy Ford
      • Hardy Ford [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Buena Vista
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hardy Ford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy Ford
    • Stewartsville [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartsville
      • Stewartsville [Bedford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Buena Vista
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stewartsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartsville
    • Poages Mill [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poages Mill
      • Poages Mill [Roanoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Buena Vista
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Poages Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poages Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poages Mill
    • Naff [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naff
      • Naff [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Buena Vista
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Naff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naff
    • Wyatt [Franklin County] - Historic
      • While Wyatt was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyatt
      • Wyatt [Franklin County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Buena Vista
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wyatt had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyatt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Buena Vista
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<5>
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Buena Vista
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boones Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<5>

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

Mentions & References for Buena Vista

The Communities of Virginia

About Virginia

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buena Vista) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buena Vista. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buena VistaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2676, Longitude: -79.9250       In this case, the coordinates for Buena Vista 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>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.
<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 Buena Vista, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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