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Our Genealogy Helper for Moores ...

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 Moores (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 Moores. 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 Moores ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moores.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moores, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moores.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Moores:

  • 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 Moores ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moores.

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

  • Carys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carys Cemetery
  • Emmaus Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmaus Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmaus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaus Cemetery
  • New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Hopkins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopkins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
  • Hopson Gravesite
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopson Gravesite
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopson Gravesite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopson Gravesite
  • Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
  • Western Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Western Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Western Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western Cemetery
  • Trinity Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
  • Carver Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carver Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carver Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carver Memorial Park
  • Eastern Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eastern Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastern Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Cemetery
  • Continue List   (270 more) ...
    • Peninsula Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peninsula Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peninsula Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peninsula Memorial Park
    • Morrison Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morrison Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morrison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrison Cemetery
    • Parklawn Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parklawn Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parklawn Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parklawn Memorial 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 Moores in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Moores.

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

  • Newport News (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport News
    • Newport News lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Moores and is located in Newport News City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,449 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,062 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newport News had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<4>
  • Grafton (York County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Moores and is located in York County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 270 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grafton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<4>
  • Morrison (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
    • Morrison lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Moores and is located in Newport News City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Morrison had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrison
  • Oriana (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriana
    • Oriana lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Moores and is located in Newport News City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oriana had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriana
  • Menchville (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menchville
    • Menchville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Moores and is located in Newport News City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 278 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Menchville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menchville
  • Hampton (Hampton City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Moores and is located in Hampton City
    • 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<4>
  • Denbigh (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denbigh
    • Denbigh lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Moores and is located in Newport News City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Denbigh had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denbigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denbigh
  • Phoebus (Hampton City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
    • Phoebus lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Moores and is located in Hampton City
    • 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
  • Yorktown (York County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorktown
    • Yorktown lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Moores and is located in York County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 221 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Yorktown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yorktown<4>
  • Lee Hall (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
    • Lee Hall lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Moores and is located in Newport News City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lee Hall had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Hall
  • Gloucester Point (Gloucester County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Point
    • Gloucester Point lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Moores and is located in Gloucester County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gloucester Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloucester Point<4>
  • Achilles (Gloucester County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Achilles
    • Achilles lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Moores and is located in Gloucester County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Achilles had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Achilles
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Severn (Gloucester County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Severn
      • Severn lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Moores and is located in Gloucester County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Severn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Severn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Severn
    • Rescue (Isle of Wight County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rescue
      • Rescue lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Moores and is located in Isle of Wight County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rescue had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rescue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rescue
    • Grove (James City County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove
      • Grove lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Moores and is located in James City County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moores) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moores. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1268, Longitude: -76.4099       In this case, the coordinates for Moores have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 Moores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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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