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Our Genealogy Helper for Nansemond Gardens ...

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 Nansemond Gardens (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 Nansemond Gardens. 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 Nansemond Gardens ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Nansemond Gardens: Nansemond Gdns. (or less commonly used: Nansemond Gardns., Nansemond Grdens. or Nansemond Grdns.)

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.

Newspapers Published in Nansemond Gardens ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nansemond Gardens.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nansemond Gardens, there are papers which were published within Less than 2 miles<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nansemond Gardens.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Nansemond Gardens:

  • 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 Nansemond Gardens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nansemond Gardens.

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

  • Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • Holly Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holly Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Lawn Cemetery
  • Oak Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Lawn Cemetery
  • Rosemont Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosemont Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosemont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemont Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • Canaan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canaan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canaan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Cemetery
  • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Oliver Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oliver Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oliver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver Cemetery
  • Duke Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Duke Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Duke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke Cemetery
  • Riddick Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riddick Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riddick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riddick Cemetery
  • Whitehead Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitehead Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitehead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehead Cemetery
  • Rawles Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rawles Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rawles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rawles Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nansemond Gardens.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawles Cemetery
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    • Skeeter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skeeter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skeeter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Skeeter Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Nansemond Gardens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skeeter Cemetery
    • Badger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Badger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Badger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Badger Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Nansemond Gardens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger Cemetery
    • Little Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Zion Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Nansemond Gardens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little 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.<4>

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

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

  • Suffolk (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffolk
    • Suffolk lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,354 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 93,913 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Suffolk had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<5>
  • Magnolia (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
  • Kilby (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilby
    • Kilby lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kilby had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilby
  • Manning (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
    • Manning lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Manning had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manning have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
  • Everets (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everets
    • Everets lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 92 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Everets had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everets have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everets
  • Driver (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driver
    • Driver lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Driver had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driver
  • Myrtle (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
    • Myrtle lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Myrtle had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
  • Saunders (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saunders
    • Saunders lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saunders had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saunders have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saunders
  • Chuckatuck (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckatuck
    • Chuckatuck lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 183 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chuckatuck had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckatuck
  • Shoulders Hill (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoulders Hill
    • Shoulders Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoulders Hill had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoulders Hill
  • Deanes (Suffolk City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanes
    • Deanes lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deanes had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanes
  • Longview (Isle of Wight County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
    • Longview lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Isle of Wight County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Longview had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
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    • Windsor (Isle of Wight County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Isle of Wight County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,800 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Windsor had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<5>
    • Holland (Suffolk City)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holland had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Whaleyville (Suffolk City)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whaleyville
      • Whaleyville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Nansemond Gardens and is located in Suffolk City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 290 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whaleyville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whaleyville

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nansemond Gardens. 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- Nansemond Gardens) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nansemond Gardens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7499, Longitude: -76.5747       In this case, the coordinates for Nansemond Gardens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<3>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>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 Nansemond Gardens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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