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Our Genealogy Helper for New Town ...

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 New Town (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 New Town. 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 New Town ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Town.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Town, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Town.

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 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 New Town:

  • 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
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near New Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Town.

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

  • West View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West View Cemetery
  • Rock Road Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Road Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Road Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Road Cemetery
  • New River Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New River Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
  • Morgan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Cemetery
  • Central Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Central Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Central Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Cemetery
  • Sunrise Burial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunrise Burial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunrise Burial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Burial Park
  • Hickman Cemetery
  • Anderson - Vickers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anderson - Vickers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anderson - Vickers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson - Vickers Cemetery
  • Highland Memory Gardens
  • Dublin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dublin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dublin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin Cemetery
  • Newbern Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newbern Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newbern Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbern Cemetery
  • Continue List   (1020 more) ...
    • Byrd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Byrd Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Byrd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrd Cemetery
    • Stanger Cemetery
    • Highland Emmanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Emmanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Emmanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Emmanuel 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 New Town in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Town.

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

  • New River (Pulaski County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New River
    • New River lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of New Town and is located in Pulaski County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New River had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New River<5>
  • East Radford (Montgomery County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Radford
    • East Radford lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of New Town and is located in Montgomery County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Radford had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Radford
  • Dublin (Pulaski County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
    • Dublin lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of New Town and is located in Pulaski County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 410 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dublin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<5>
  • Churchwood (Pulaski County) - Historic
    • While Churchwood was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchwood
    • Churchwood was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of New Town and is located in Pulaski County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 346 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Churchwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Belspring (Pulaski County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belspring
    • Belspring lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of New Town and is located in Pulaski County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belspring had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belspring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belspring
  • Newbern (Pulaski County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbern
    • Newbern lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Town and is located in Pulaski County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newbern had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbern
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newbern<5>
  • Snowville (Pulaski County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowville
    • Snowville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of New Town and is located in Pulaski County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 352 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Snowville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowville
  • Childress (Montgomery County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childress
    • Childress lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of New Town and is located in Montgomery County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Childress had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childress have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childress
  • Vicker (Montgomery County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicker
    • Vicker lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of New Town and is located in Montgomery County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vicker had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicker
  • Prices Fork (Montgomery County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prices Fork
    • Prices Fork lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Town and is located in Montgomery County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Prices Fork had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prices Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prices Fork
  • Dry Branch (Pulaski County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
    • Dry Branch lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of New Town and is located in Pulaski County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
  • Riner (Montgomery County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riner
    • Riner lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of New Town and is located in Montgomery County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Riner had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riner<5>
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Pulaski (Pulaski County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Town and is located in Pulaski County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,112 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,657 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pulaski had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<5>
    • Christiansburg (Montgomery County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
      • Christiansburg lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of New Town and is located in Montgomery County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,176 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Christiansburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<5>
    • Trigg (Giles County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trigg
      • Trigg lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of New Town and is located in Giles County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Trigg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trigg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trigg

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Town. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Town) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New TownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1179, Longitude: -80.5934       In this case, the coordinates for New Town 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 New Town, 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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