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Our Genealogy Helper for Charlottesville ...

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 Charlottesville (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 Charlottesville. 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 Charlottesville ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Charlottesville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Charlottesville:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Charlottesville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Charlottesville.

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

  • Oakwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood Cemetery
  • Maplewood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maplewood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maplewood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood Cemetery
  • Monticello Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Monticello Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Monticello Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello Memorial Park
  • Jefferson Tomb
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jefferson Tomb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jefferson Tomb have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Tomb
  • Monticello Graveyard
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Monticello Graveyard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Monticello Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello Graveyard
  • Riverview Cemetery
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    • Griffin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Griffin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Griffin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin Cemetery
    • University Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the University Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the University Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Cemetery
    • Lincoln Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Cemetery
    • Chapman Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chapman Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapman Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman Grove Cemetery
    • Coles Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coles Cemetery
    • Moon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon Cemetery
    • Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery
    • Slate Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Slate Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slate Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Hill Cemetery
    • Ash Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ash Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ash Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash Lawn 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.<3>

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

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

  • Simeon [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simeon
    • Simeon [Albemarle County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Charlottesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Simeon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simeon
  • Rio [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio
    • Rio [Albemarle County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the north of Charlottesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rio had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio
  • Overton [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overton
    • Overton [Albemarle County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Charlottesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Overton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overton
  • Eastham [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastham
    • Eastham [Albemarle County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Charlottesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eastham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastham
  • Hydraulic [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hydraulic
    • Hydraulic [Albemarle County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Charlottesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hydraulic had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hydraulic have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hydraulic
  • Keswick [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keswick
    • Keswick [Albemarle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Charlottesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Keswick had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keswick<5>
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    • Proffit [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proffit
      • Proffit [Albemarle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Charlottesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Proffit had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proffit have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proffit
    • Rivanna [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivanna
      • Rivanna [Albemarle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Charlottesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rivanna had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivanna have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivanna
    • Ivy [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Albemarle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Charlottesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ivy had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivy<5>
    • Blenheim [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blenheim
      • Blenheim [Albemarle County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Charlottesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blenheim had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blenheim have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blenheim
    • Earlysville [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earlysville
      • Earlysville [Albemarle County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Charlottesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Earlysville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlysville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earlysville<5>
    • Woodridge [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodridge
      • Woodridge [Albemarle County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Charlottesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodridge
    • Campbell [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Albemarle County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Charlottesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Campbell had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Free Union [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Union
      • Free Union [Albemarle County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Charlottesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Free Union had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Union have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Free Union<5>
    • Gilbert [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Albemarle County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Charlottesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gilbert had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert

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

Communities in Virginia

About Virginia

The official website for Charlottesville: www.charlottesville.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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>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 Charlottesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Charlottesville) 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 Charlottesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CharlottesvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charlottesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0287, Longitude: -78.4765    
<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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