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Our Genealogy Helper for Burtons ...

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 Burtons (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 Burtons. 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.

Name Variations for Burtons ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Burton.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Newspapers Published in Burtons ...

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 160 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burtons.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Burtons, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Burtons.

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 helpful 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 Burtons:

  • 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 Burtons ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burtons.

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

  • Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Rosewood Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosewood Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosewood Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood Memorial Park
  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
  • Hebrew Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hebrew Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hebrew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebrew Cemetery
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Elmwood Cemetery
    • West Point Cemetery
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Magnolia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magnolia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Cemetery
    • Riverside Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Memorial Park
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Lynnhaven Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lynnhaven Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lynnhaven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnhaven 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 Burtons in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Burtons.

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

  • Elizabeth Park [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
    • Elizabeth Park [Norfolk City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Burtons
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elizabeth Park had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Park
  • Brambleton [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brambleton
    • Brambleton [Norfolk City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Burtons
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brambleton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brambleton
  • Kempsville [Virginia Beach City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville
    • Kempsville [Virginia Beach City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Burtons
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kempsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kempsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kempsville
  • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Burtons
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34,871 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 242,803 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Norfolk had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<5>
  • Thalia [Virginia Beach City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalia
    • Thalia [Virginia Beach City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Burtons
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thalia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thalia
  • Ocean View [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean View
    • Ocean View [Norfolk City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Burtons
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ocean View had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean View
  • Continue List ...
    • Berkley [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkley
      • Berkley [Norfolk City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Burtons
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,899 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Berkley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkley
    • Lamberts Point [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamberts Point
      • Lamberts Point [Norfolk City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Burtons
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lamberts Point had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamberts Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamberts Point
    • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnhaven
      • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burtons
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lynnhaven had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnhaven
    • Mapleton [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Virginia Beach City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Burtons
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mapleton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • London Bridge [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London Bridge
      • London Bridge [Virginia Beach City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Burtons
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, London Bridge had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London Bridge
    • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Beach
      • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Burtons
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 451,231 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Virginia Beach had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Beach<5>
    • Phoebus [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
      • Phoebus [Hampton City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Burtons
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,179 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoebus had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoebus
    • Nimmo [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimmo
      • Nimmo [Virginia Beach City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Burtons
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nimmo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nimmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nimmo
    • Hampton [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Burtons
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,513 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,464 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<5>

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

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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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burtons) 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 Burtons. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BurtonsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burtons. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8852, Longitude: -76.1962    
<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 Burtons, 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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