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Our Genealogy Helper for North Shore ...

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 North Shore (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 North Shore. 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 North Shore ...

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 North Shore: N. Shore

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

North Shore is located in Franklin 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 Franklin County: Bedford, Floyd, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania & Roanoke.

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

  • Franklin County     (The home county of North Shore)
    • Westlake Corner (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Union Hall (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<3>
    • Penhook (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Burnt Chimney (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
      • Burnt Chimney lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Chimney
    • Laprades Mill (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laprades Mill
      • Laprades Mill lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laprades Mill
    • Rocky Mount (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore 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<3>
    • Barfoot (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Boones Mill (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of North Shore 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<3>
    • Sydnorsville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sydnorsville
      • Sydnorsville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sydnorsville
    • Ferrum (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Algoma (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Henry (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Amherst County
    • Madison Heights (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<3>
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore 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<3>
  • Bedford County
    • Radford (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Moneta (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Chamblissburg (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblissburg
      • Chamblissburg lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblissburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblissburg
    • Joppa Mill (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
      • Joppa Mill lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
    • Montvale (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • Villamont (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Lowry (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Goode (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Forest (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Botetourt County
    • Blue Ridge (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of North Shore and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<3>
    • Laymantown (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Apple Tree Village (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Cloverdale (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
    • Runaway Village (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
    • Daleville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
    • Troutville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Botetourt County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<3>
    • Lithia (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lithia
      • Lithia lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of North Shore and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lithia
    • Buchanan (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of North Shore and is located in Botetourt County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<3>
    • Fincastle (31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Botetourt County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<3>
  • Campbell County
    • Altavista (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of North Shore 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<3>
    • Lynch Station (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch Station
      • Lynch Station lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of North Shore and is located in Campbell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Station
    • Bedford Springs (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford Springs
      • Bedford Springs lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore and is located in Campbell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford Springs
    • Timberlake (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore and is located in Campbell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Powhatan (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
      • Powhatan lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore and is located in Campbell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan
    • Rustburg (33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Brookneal (39 miles [62.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
      • Brookneal lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of North Shore 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<3>
  • Craig County
    • New Castle (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Craig County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<3>
  • Danville City
    • Danville (37 miles [59.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of North Shore 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<3>
  • Floyd County
    • Simpsons (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
      • Simpsons lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of North Shore and is located in Floyd County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsons
    • Floyd (38 miles [61.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of North Shore and is located in Floyd County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floyd<3>
  • Halifax County
    • Nathalie (40 miles [64.4 km] to the east)
  • Henry County
    • Oak Level (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Level
      • Oak Level lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Level
    • Reed Creek Village (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Creek Village
      • Reed Creek Village lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Creek Village
    • Laurel Park (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of North Shore and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
    • Bassett (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Stanleytown (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanleytown
      • Stanleytown lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanleytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanleytown<3>
    • Axton (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
    • Collinsville (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
    • Villa Heights (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Heights
      • Villa Heights lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Heights
    • Chatmoss (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatmoss
      • Chatmoss lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of North Shore and is located in Henry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatmoss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatmoss
    • Fieldale (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Ridgeway (36 miles [57.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of North Shore 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<3>
  • Lynchburg City
    • Lynchburg (36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore and is located in Lynchburg City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<3>
  • Martinsville City
    • Martinsville (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore 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<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Elliston (32 miles [51.5 km] to the west)
    • Shawsville (33 miles [53.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of North Shore and is located in Montgomery County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<3>
    • Pilot (38 miles [61.2 km] to the west)
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Pittsville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsville
      • Pittsville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsville
    • Worlds (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worlds
      • Worlds lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worlds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worlds
    • Gretna (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of North Shore 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<3>
    • Hurt (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
      • Hurt lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<3>
    • Whittles (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittles
      • Whittles lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of North Shore 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
    • Weal (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weal
      • Weal lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weal
    • Brutus (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brutus
      • Brutus lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brutus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brutus
    • Swansonville (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansonville
      • Swansonville lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansonville
    • Chalk Level (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
      • Chalk Level lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level
    • Chatham (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of North Shore 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Transco Village (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transco Village
      • Transco Village lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transco Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transco Village
    • Renan (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renan
      • Renan lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renan
    • Markham (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
      • Markham lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of North Shore and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
  • Roanoke City
    • Garden City (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Buena Vista (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Roanoke (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
  • Roanoke County
    • Montgomery Village (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • Vinton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>
    • Cave Spring (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Hollins (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<3>
    • Bent Mountain (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
    • Hanging Rock (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Wabun (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
    • Mason Cove (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
      • Mason Cove lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Roanoke County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cove
  • Rockbridge County
    • Glasgow (39 miles [62.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of North Shore and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
  • Salem City
    • Sunset Village (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Salem City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Salem (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Salem City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Rockingham County (NC)
    • Eden (40 miles [64.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of North Shore 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<3>

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

Newspapers Published in North Shore ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Shore.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Shore, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for North Shore.

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 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 North Shore:

  • 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 North Shore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Shore.

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

  • Turner - Hutchenson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner - Hutchenson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner - Hutchenson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner - Hutchenson Cemetery
  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
  • English Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the English Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the English Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Cemetery
  • Dudley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dudley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dudley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley Cemetery
  • Pasley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pasley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pasley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pasley Cemetery
  • Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
  • Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
  • Blankenship Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blankenship Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blankenship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blankenship Cemetery
  • Indian Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Ridge Cemetery
  • Parker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker Cemetery
  • Toney Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Toney Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Toney Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toney Family Cemetery
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    • Halesford Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Halesford Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Halesford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halesford Cemetery
    • Dillon Cemetery
    • Witcher Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Witcher Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Witcher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher 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 North Shore in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of North Shore.

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

  • Scruggs (Franklin County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scruggs
    • Scruggs lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Scruggs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scruggs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scruggs
  • Hales Ford (Franklin County) - Historic
    • While Hales Ford was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hales Ford
    • Hales Ford was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hales Ford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hales Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Union Hall (Franklin County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
    • Union Hall lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Union Hall had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<3>
  • Kasey (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kasey
    • Kasey lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kasey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kasey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kasey
  • Felicia (Franklin County) - Historic
    • While Felicia was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felicia
    • Felicia was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Felicia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felicia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Otter View (Bedford County) - Historic
    • While Otter View was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter View
    • Otter View was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Otter View had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dillons Mill (Franklin County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillons Mill
    • Dillons Mill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dillons Mill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillons Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillons Mill
  • Penhook (Franklin County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penhook
    • Penhook lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Penhook had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penhook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penhook<3>
  • Moneta (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moneta
    • Moneta lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moneta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moneta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moneta<3>
  • Gladehill (Franklin County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladehill
    • Gladehill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gladehill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladehill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladehill
  • Dundee (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
  • Fancy Grove (Bedford County) - Historic
    • While Fancy Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Grove
    • Fancy Grove was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fancy Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clevilas (Bedford County) - Historic
      • While Clevilas was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clevilas
      • Clevilas was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of North Shore and is located in Bedford County
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clevilas had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clevilas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Villa (Franklin County) - Historic
      • While Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa
      • Villa was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Villa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Redwood (Franklin County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood
      • Redwood lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of North Shore and is located in Franklin County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Redwood had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood

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

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Mentions & References for North Shore

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About Franklin County

About Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Shore. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Shore) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Shore. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North ShoreOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Shore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0821, Longitude: -79.6584       In this case, the coordinates for North Shore 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 North Shore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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