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Our Genealogy Helper for Nelson Place ...

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 Nelson Place (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 Nelson Place. 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 Nelson Place ...

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 Nelson Place: Nelson Pl. (or less commonly used: Nelson Plc.)

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 Nelson Place ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nelson Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nelson Place, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nelson Place.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Nelson Place:

  • 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 Nelson Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nelson Place.

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

  • 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
  • Maney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maney Cemetery
  • 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
  • Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive 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
  • Greenlawn Memorial Park
  • Pleasant Shade Cemetery
  • Hebrew Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hebrew Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hebrew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebrew 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Warwick River Mennonite Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Warwick River Mennonite Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Warwick River Mennonite Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick River Mennonite Cemetery
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    • Battery Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Battery Park Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Battery Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Battery Park Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battery Park Cemetery
    • Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Nelson Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Cemetery
    • Lincoln Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Park Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lincoln Park Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Nelson Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park 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 Nelson Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Nelson Place.

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

  • Morrison (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
    • Morrison lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Nelson Place 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
  • Newport News (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport News
    • Newport News lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Nelson Place 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<5>
  • Menchville (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menchville
    • Menchville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson Place 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
  • Rescue (Isle of Wight County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rescue
    • Rescue lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson Place 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
  • Oriana (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriana
    • Oriana lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson Place 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
  • Hampton (Hampton City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Nelson Place 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<5>
  • Denbigh (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denbigh
    • Denbigh lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson Place 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
  • Carrollton (Isle of Wight County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson Place and is located in Isle of Wight County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carrollton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<5>
  • Phoebus (Hampton City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
    • Phoebus lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Nelson Place 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
  • Grafton (York County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Nelson Place 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<5>
  • Smithfield (Isle of Wight County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
    • Smithfield lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson Place and is located in Isle of Wight County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 891 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Smithfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<5>
  • Lee Hall (Newport News City)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
    • Lee Hall lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson Place 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
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    • Septa (Isle of Wight County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Septa
      • Septa lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Nelson Place and is located in Isle of Wight County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Septa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Septa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Septa
    • Longview (Isle of Wight County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson Place 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Magnet (Isle of Wight County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnet
      • Magnet lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Nelson Place and is located in Isle of Wight County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnet had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnet

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nelson Place) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0442, Longitude: -76.4758       In this case, the coordinates for Nelson Place 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>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>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 Nelson Place, 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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