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Our Genealogy Helper for Emporia ...

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 Emporia (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 Emporia. 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 the Vicinity of Emporia ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Emporia.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Emporia. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Emporia and those printed in the larger area surrounding Emporia.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> of Emporia.

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 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 Emporia:

  • 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 Emporia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Emporia.

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

  • Falling Run Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Falling Run Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Falling Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Run Cemetery
  • Emporia Cemetery
  • Greensville Memorial Cemetery
  • Cottage Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cottage Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cottage Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Cemetery
  • 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
  • Round Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Round Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Round Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • Harrison Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harrison Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Cemetery
    • Bowen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bowen Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen Cemetery
    • Cowie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cowie Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cowie Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Cowie Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowie Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49907<3>
    • Grigg Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grigg Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grigg Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grigg Family Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grigg Family Cemetery
    • New Hope Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Hope Zion Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Zion Cemetery
    • Robinson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robinson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Robinson Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Cemetery
    • Vincent Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vincent Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vincent Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vincent Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Emporia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vincent 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 Emporia had a population of 595 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Emporia had a population of 5,257 people.

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

  • Emporia [Emporia City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporia
    • Emporia [Emporia City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Emporia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 595 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,257 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Emporia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporia<6>
  • Durand [Greensville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durand
    • Durand [Greensville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Durand had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durand have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durand
  • James River Junction [Greensville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James River Junction
    • James River Junction [Greensville County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, James River Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James River Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James River Junction
  • Skippers [Greensville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skippers
    • Skippers [Greensville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Emporia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Skippers had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skippers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skippers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skippers<6>
  • Green Plain [Greensville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Plain
    • Green Plain [Greensville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Plain had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Plain
  • Brink [Greensville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brink
    • Brink [Greensville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Emporia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brink had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brink
  • Continue List ...
    • Claresville [Greensville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claresville
      • Claresville [Greensville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Claresville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claresville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claresville
    • Grizzard [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grizzard
      • Grizzard [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grizzard had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grizzard
    • Pleasant Shade [Greensville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Shade
      • Pleasant Shade [Greensville County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Shade had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Shade
    • Adams Grove [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams Grove
      • Adams Grove [Southampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Adams Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams Grove
    • Jarratt [Greensville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarratt
      • Jarratt [Greensville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jarratt had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarratt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarratt<6>
    • Totaro [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Totaro
      • Totaro [Brunswick County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Totaro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Totaro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Totaro
    • Ante [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ante
      • Ante [Brunswick County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ante had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ante have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ante
    • Pleasant Hill [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Northampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Emporia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 138 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill<6>
    • Mason [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Sussex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Emporia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mason had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason

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

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The official website for Emporia: www.ci.emporia.va.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Emporia) 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 Emporia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EmporiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emporia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6860, Longitude: -77.5428    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Emporia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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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