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Our Genealogy Helper for Elmo ...

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 Elmo (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 Elmo. 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Elmo is located in Halifax County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Halifax County: Caswell (NC), Granville (NC), Person (NC), Campbell, Charlotte, Mecklenburg & Pittsylvania.

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

  • Halifax County     (The home county of Elmo)
    • Sutherlin [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherlin
      • Sutherlin [Halifax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherlin
    • Jones [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Alton [Halifax County]
    • Sign Rock [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sign Rock
      • Sign Rock [Halifax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sign Rock
    • Westside Village [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside Village
      • Westside Village [Halifax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westside Village
    • Cluster Springs [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cluster Springs
      • Cluster Springs [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cluster Springs
    • South Boston [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston<2>
    • Harmony [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Halifax [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
      • Halifax [Halifax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<2>
    • Banister Town [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banister Town
      • Banister Town [Halifax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banister Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banister Town
    • Omega [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
      • Omega [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
    • Crystal Hill [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Hill
      • Crystal Hill [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Hill
    • Cody [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
      • Cody [Halifax County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
  • Campbell County
    • Brookneal [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
      • Brookneal [Campbell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<2>
    • Altavista [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<2>
  • Charlotte County
    • Aspenwall [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspenwall
      • Aspenwall [Charlotte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspenwall
    • Phenix [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix [Charlotte County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
    • Drakes Branch [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakes Branch
      • Drakes Branch [Charlotte County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakes Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakes Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakes Branch<2>
    • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County]
  • Danville City
    • Danville [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Danville City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<2>
  • Fluvanna County
    • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<2>
  • Franklin County
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<2>
  • Henry County
  • Madison County
    • Beaver Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Park
      • Beaver Park [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Park
  • Mecklenburg County
    • Henrico [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrico
      • Henrico [Mecklenburg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrico
    • Shiny Rock [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiny Rock
      • Shiny Rock [Mecklenburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiny Rock
    • Clarksville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
      • Clarksville [Mecklenburg County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksville<2>
    • Chase City [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase City
      • Chase City [Mecklenburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chase City<2>
    • Boydton [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boydton
      • Boydton [Mecklenburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boydton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boydton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boydton<2>
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Laurel Grove [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Grove
      • Laurel Grove [Pittsylvania County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Elmo
      • 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
    • Henrys Mill [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Mill
      • Henrys Mill [Pittsylvania County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys Mill
    • Kentuck [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Pittsylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Elmo
      • 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
    • Lucks [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucks
      • Lucks [Pittsylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucks
    • Java [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Pittsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Spring Garden [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
      • Spring Garden [Pittsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Garden
    • Riceville [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Pittsylvania County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Markham [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
      • Markham [Pittsylvania County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
    • Transco Village [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transco Village
      • Transco Village [Pittsylvania County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transco Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transco Village
    • Ridgecrest [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest [Pittsylvania County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • Chalk Level [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
      • Chalk Level [Pittsylvania County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level
    • Chatham [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham [Pittsylvania County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Renan [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renan
      • Renan [Pittsylvania County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renan
  • Alamance County (NC)
    • Green Level [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Level
      • Green Level [Alamance County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Level
    • Mebane [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mebane
      • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<2>
  • Caswell County (NC)
    • Milton [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Caswell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<2>
    • Semora [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semora
      • Semora [Caswell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Semora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semora<2>
    • Estelle [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelle
      • Estelle [Caswell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estelle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estelle
    • Blanch [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
      • Blanch [Caswell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • 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<2>
    • Gatewood [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood [Caswell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood
    • Providence [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Caswell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Leasburg [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leasburg
      • Leasburg [Caswell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leasburg<2>
    • Whitetown [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitetown
      • Whitetown [Caswell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitetown
    • Pelham [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Caswell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • 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
    • Yanceyville [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yanceyville
      • Yanceyville [Caswell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yanceyville<2>
    • Bethel [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Caswell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • West Yanceyville [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Yanceyville
      • West Yanceyville [Caswell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Yanceyville
    • Prospect Hill [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect Hill
      • Prospect Hill [Caswell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect Hill
  • Durham County (NC)
    • Rougemont [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rougemont
      • Rougemont [Durham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rougemont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rougemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rougemont<2>
    • Bahama [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bahama
      • Bahama [Durham County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bahama have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bahama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bahama<2>
  • Granville County (NC)
    • Wilbourns [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbourns
      • Wilbourns [Granville County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbourns
    • Bullock [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock
      • Bullock [Granville County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullock<2>
    • Stovall [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovall
      • Stovall [Granville County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
    • Oxford [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Granville County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<2>
    • Stem [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stem
      • Stem [Granville County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stem
    • Townsville [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsville
      • Townsville [Granville County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsville<2>
  • Orange County (NC)
    • Laws [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws
      • Laws [Orange County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laws have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws
  • Person County (NC)
    • Concord [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Person County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Hicks Village [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Village
      • Hicks Village [Person County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Village
    • Roxboro [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxboro
      • Roxboro [Person County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxboro<2>
    • Roseville [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Person County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Whitt Town [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitt Town
      • Whitt Town [Person County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitt Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitt Town
    • Allensville [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allensville
      • Allensville [Person County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allensville
    • Allens Level [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Level
      • Allens Level [Person County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Level
    • Cates [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cates
      • Cates [Person County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hurdle Mills [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdle Mills
      • Hurdle Mills [Person County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdle Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurdle Mills<2>
    • Timberlake [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Person County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberlake<2>
    • Mount Tirzah [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tirzah
      • Mount Tirzah [Person County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tirzah
  • Rockingham County (NC)
    • Ruffin [Rockingham County]
    • Eden [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Rockingham County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<2>
    • Reidsville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidsville
      • Reidsville [Rockingham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<2>
    • Wentworth [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wentworth
      • Wentworth [Rockingham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth

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

Newspapers Published in Elmo ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elmo.

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

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 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 Elmo:

  • 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 Elmo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elmo.

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

  • Arbor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arbor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arbor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbor Cemetery
  • Mercy Seat Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mercy Seat Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mercy Seat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercy Seat Cemetery
  • Oak Level Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Level Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Level Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • William H. Shelton Graveyard
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the William H. Shelton Graveyard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the William H. Shelton Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cross Road Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Ingram Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ingram Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ingram Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingram Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • New Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Bethel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethel Cemetery
    • Olive Branch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Olive Branch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olive Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Olive Branch Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo.
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    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Calvary UMC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary UMC Cemetery
      • Calvary UMC Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Elmo.
      • Calvary UMC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Calvary Cemetery
      • Calvary Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary UMC Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49659<4>
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • New Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Bethel Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo.
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    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Elmo had a population of 3 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Elmo [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
    • Elmo [Halifax County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Elmo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elmo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
  • Brooklyn [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
    • Brooklyn [Halifax County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Elmo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
  • Paces [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paces
    • Paces [Halifax County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Paces had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paces have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paces
  • Barksdale [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barksdale
    • Barksdale [Halifax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barksdale had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barksdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barksdale
  • Laurel Grove [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Grove
    • Laurel Grove [Pittsylvania County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Elmo
    • 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
  • Sutherlin [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherlin
    • Sutherlin [Halifax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sutherlin had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherlin
  • Continue List ...
    • Ingram [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingram
      • Ingram [Halifax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ingram had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingram have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingram
    • Turbeville [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbeville
      • Turbeville [Halifax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turbeville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville
    • Delila [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delila
      • Delila [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Delila had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delila have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delila
    • Pickaway [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickaway
      • Pickaway [Pittsylvania County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pickaway had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickaway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickaway
    • Cunningham [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cunningham
      • Cunningham [Person County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Elmo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cunningham had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cunningham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cunningham
    • Alton [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Halifax County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<2>
    • Mountain Road [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Road
      • Mountain Road [Halifax County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain Road had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Road have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Road
    • Keeling [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeling
      • Keeling [Pittsylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Elmo
      • 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
    • Kentuck [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Pittsylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Elmo
      • 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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Elmo ...

While our initial data about Elmo came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Elmo in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Elmo.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Elmo:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Elmo. See our Misc Page for Elmo for more information.

Communities in Virginia

About Halifax County

About Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elmo. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elmo) 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 Elmo. 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 ElmoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elmo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6765, Longitude: -79.1226       In this case, the coordinates for Elmo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<5>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 Elmo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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