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Our Genealogy Helper for Motleys Mill ...

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 Motleys Mill (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 Motleys Mill. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Motleys Mill ...

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

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

  • A typical abbreviation for Motleys Mill: Motleys Ml. (or less commonly used: Motleys Mll.)
  • While the name of this community is Motleys Mill, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Motleys Mill may originally have been Motley's Mill.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Motleys Mill might be written as Motley Mill.

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

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Motleys Mill is located in Pittsylvania 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 Pittsylvania County: Caswell (NC), Rockingham (NC), Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, Halifax & Henry.

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

  • Pittsylvania County     (The home county of Motleys Mill)
    • Transco Village (less than 2 miles to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transco Village
      • Transco Village lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • 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
    • Spring Garden (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
      • Spring Garden lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • 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
    • Java (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Chatham (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • 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
    • Lucks (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucks
      • Lucks lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucks
    • Markham (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
      • Markham lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
    • Chalk Level (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
      • Chalk Level lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level
    • Whittles (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittles
      • Whittles lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Whittles has also been known as:
      • Whittle's Depot
      • Whittle's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittles
    • Henrys Mill (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Mill
      • Henrys Mill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys Mill
    • Weal (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weal
      • Weal lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weal
    • Gretna (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,179 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<4>
    • Riceville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • 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
    • Kentuck (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • 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
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford (37 miles [59.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the north of Motleys Mill and is located in Bedford City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<4>
  • Bedford County
    • Radford (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Bedford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Moneta (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Forest (37 miles [59.5 km] to the north)
    • Goode (37 miles [59.5 km] to the north)
  • Campbell County
    • Altavista (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Motleys Mill and is located in Campbell County
      • 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<4>
    • Lynch Station (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch Station
      • Lynch Station lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Motleys Mill and is located in Campbell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Station
    • Brookneal (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
      • Brookneal lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Campbell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<4>
    • Rustburg (33 miles [53.1 km] to the north)
    • Concord (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Charlotte County
    • Aspenwall (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspenwall
      • Aspenwall lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Charlotte County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspenwall
    • Phenix (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Charlotte County
      • 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 (40 miles [64.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakes Branch
      • Drakes Branch lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Charlotte County
      • 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<4>
    • Charlotte Court House (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte Court House
      • Charlotte Court House lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Charlotte County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 507 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte Court House
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte Court House<4>
  • Danville City
    • Danville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Danville City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<4>
  • Fluvanna County
    • Scottsburg (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Fluvanna County
      • 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<4>
  • Franklin County
    • Laprades Mill (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laprades Mill
      • Laprades Mill lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laprades Mill
    • Penhook (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Union Hall (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Franklin County
      • 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<4>
    • North Shore (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Franklin County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore
    • Westlake Corner (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Franklin County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Rocky Mount (34 miles [54.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Franklin County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<4>
    • Henry (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)
    • Ferrum (39 miles [62.8 km] to the west)
    • Boones Mill (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Franklin County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<4>
  • Halifax County
    • Sign Rock (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sign Rock
      • Sign Rock lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sign Rock
    • Elmo (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • 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
    • Sutherlin (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherlin
      • Sutherlin lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherlin
    • Cody (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
      • Cody lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
    • Jones (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Westside Village (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside Village
      • Westside Village lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • 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
    • Banister Town (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banister Town
      • Banister Town lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • 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
    • Halifax (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
      • Halifax lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<4>
    • Nathalie (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Crystal Hill (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Hill
      • Crystal Hill lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Hill
    • South Boston (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • 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<4>
    • Clays Mill (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clays Mill
      • Clays Mill lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clays Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clays Mill
    • Alton (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Henry County
    • Axton (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Sandy Level (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Level
      • Sandy Level lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Level
    • Laurel Park (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
    • Chatmoss (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatmoss
      • Chatmoss lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatmoss have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatmoss
    • Ridgeway (34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Henry County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<4>
    • Collinsville (34 miles [54.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<4>
    • Fieldale (35 miles [56.3 km] to the west)
    • Stanleytown (36 miles [57.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanleytown
      • Stanleytown lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanleytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanleytown<4>
    • Bassett (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)
  • Madison County
    • Beaver Park (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Park
      • Beaver Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Park
  • Martinsville City
    • Martinsville (32 miles [51.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Martinsville City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,355 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<4>
  • Caswell County (NC)
    • Gatewood (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood
    • Milton (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • 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<4>
    • Blanch (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
      • Blanch lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • 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<4>
    • Whitetown (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitetown
      • Whitetown lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitetown
    • Estelle (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelle
      • Estelle lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • 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
    • Providence (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • 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
    • Pelham (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • 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
    • Semora (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semora
      • Semora lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • 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<4>
    • Bethel (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • 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
    • Yanceyville (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yanceyville
      • Yanceyville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yanceyville<4>
    • West Yanceyville (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Yanceyville
      • West Yanceyville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Yanceyville
    • Leasburg (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leasburg
      • Leasburg lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Caswell County
      • 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<4>
  • Person County (NC)
    • Ceffo (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ceffo
      • Ceffo lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ceffo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ceffo
    • Concord (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Person County
      • 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
    • Roxboro (34 miles [54.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxboro
      • Roxboro lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Person County
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxboro<4>
    • Hurdle Mills (40 miles [64.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdle Mills
      • Hurdle Mills lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Person County
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurdle Mills<4>
  • Rockingham County (NC)
    • Ruffin (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Draper (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Rockingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Draper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eden (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Rockingham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<4>
    • Wentworth (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wentworth
      • Wentworth lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Rockingham County
      • 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
    • Reidsville (39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidsville
      • Reidsville lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Rockingham County
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Motleys Mill ...

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 Motleys Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Motleys Mill, 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 Motleys Mill.

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 Motleys Mill:

  • 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 Motleys Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Motleys Mill.

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

  • Jones Family Farm Cemetery
  • Atkinson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Atkinson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Atkinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Memorial Park
  • Whitethorn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitethorn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitethorn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitethorn Cemetery
  • Chatham Burial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chatham Burial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chatham Burial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham Burial Park
  • Chestnut Level Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Burch Family Cemetery
  • Thomas Family Cemetery
  • Harris Homestead Cemetery
  • Pines Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pines Cemetery
    • The Pines Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Gretna.To be more accurate, Pines Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Motleys Mill.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pines Cemetery
  • Weal Presbyterian Cemetery
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    • County Line Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the County Line Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the County Line Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • County Line Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line 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.
      • Ingram Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Motleys Mill.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingram Cemetery
    • Midway Baptist Church 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.<6>

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

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

  • Spring Garden (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
    • Spring Garden lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Garden had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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
  • Shockoe (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shockoe
    • Shockoe lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shockoe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shockoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shockoe
  • Sonans (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonans
    • Sonans lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sonans had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonans have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonans
  • Chatham (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
    • Chatham lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 757 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chatham had a post office and railroad service
    • 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
  • Dry Fork (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Fork
    • Dry Fork lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dry Fork had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Fork
  • Chalk Level (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
    • Chalk Level lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chalk Level had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level
  • Whittles (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittles
    • Whittles lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Whittles had a post office and railroad service
    • Whittles has also been known as:
    • Whittle's Depot
    • Whittle's Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittles
  • Keeling (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeling
    • Keeling lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • 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
  • Pickaway (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickaway
    • Pickaway lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • 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
  • Peytonsburg (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peytonsburg
    • Peytonsburg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Peytonsburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peytonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peytonsburg
  • Galveston (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galveston
    • Galveston lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Galveston had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galveston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galveston
  • Ray (Pittsylvania County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
    • Ray lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ray had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
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    • Weal (Pittsylvania County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weal
      • Weal lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Weal had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weal
    • Riceville (Pittsylvania County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Riceville had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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
    • Ingram (Halifax County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingram
      • Ingram lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Motleys Mill and is located in Halifax County
      • 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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Motleys Mill) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Motleys Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8221, Longitude: -79.3111       In this case, the coordinates for Motleys Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Motleys Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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