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Our Genealogy Helper for Southampton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Southampton (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 Southampton. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Southampton ...

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 160 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southampton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southampton, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southampton.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Southampton:

  • 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 Southampton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southampton.

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

  • Triangle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Triangle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Triangle Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triangle Cemetery
  • Wright Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wright Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright Cemetery
  • Olive Branch Cemetery
  • Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Park
  • Ames Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ames Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ames Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames Cemetery
  • Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Southampton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
    • Greenlaw Memorial Park
    • Greenlawn Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenlawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenlawn Memorial Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Southampton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenlawn Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlawn Memorial Park
    • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
    • Jewish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jewish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jewish Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Southampton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jewish Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewish Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Southampton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls 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 Southampton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southampton.

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

  • Lamberts Point [Norfolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamberts Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamberts Point
    • Lamberts Point [Norfolk City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Southampton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lamberts Point had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamberts Point
  • Deanes [Suffolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanes
    • Deanes [Suffolk City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Southampton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deanes had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanes
  • Shoulders Hill [Suffolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoulders Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoulders Hill
    • Shoulders Hill [Suffolk City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Southampton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoulders Hill had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoulders Hill
  • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Southampton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34,871 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 242,742 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Norfolk had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<5>
  • Driver [Suffolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Driver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driver
    • Driver [Suffolk City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Southampton
    • 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
  • Berkley [Norfolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkley
    • Berkley [Norfolk City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Southampton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,899 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Berkley had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkley
  • Continue List ...
    • Brambleton [Norfolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brambleton
      • Brambleton [Norfolk City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Southampton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brambleton had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brambleton
    • Ocean View [Norfolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean View
      • Ocean View [Norfolk City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Southampton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ocean View had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean View
    • Phoebus [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
      • Phoebus [Hampton City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Southampton
      • 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
    • Hampton [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Southampton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,513 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134,510 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>
    • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckatuck
      • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Southampton
      • 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
    • Elizabeth Park [Norfolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
      • Elizabeth Park [Norfolk City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Southampton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elizabeth Park had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Park
    • Carrollton [Isle of Wight County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Isle of Wight County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Southampton
      • 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<5>
    • Morrison [Newport News City]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Newport News City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Southampton
      • 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrison
    • Rescue [Isle of Wight County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Rescue
      • Rescue [Isle of Wight County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Southampton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rescue had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rescue

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southampton. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southampton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southampton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8921, Longitude: -76.3888       In this case, the coordinates for Southampton 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 Southampton, 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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