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Our Genealogy Helper for Southern Hills ...

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 Southern Hills (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 Southern Hills. 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 Southern Hills ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southern Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southern Hills, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southern Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Southern Hills:

  • 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 Southern Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southern Hills.

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

  • Campbells Burial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Campbells Burial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Campbells Burial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbells Burial Park
  • Miller Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Chapel Cemetery
  • Martin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martin Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Cemetery
  • James E Day Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the James E Day Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the James E Day Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James E Day Cemetery
  • Hackett Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hackett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hackett Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackett Cemetery
  • Evergreen Burial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Amos Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Amos Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Amos Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amos Cemetery
    • Turner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Cemetery
    • Gearhart Cemetery
    • Memorial Bridge Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Bridge Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Bridge Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Bridge Park
    • Bellvue Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bellvue Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bellvue Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellvue Cemetery
    • Hartman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hartman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartman Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartman Cemetery
    • Kingery Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kingery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kingery Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingery Cemetery
    • Bandy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bandy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bandy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bandy Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant 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 Southern Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southern Hills.

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

  • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Southern Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cave Spring had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
  • Leslie [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
    • Leslie [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Southern Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leslie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
  • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Southern Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16,159 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 99,143 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<5>
  • Poages Mill [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poages Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poages Mill
    • Poages Mill [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Southern Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Poages Mill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poages Mill
  • Vinton [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
    • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Southern Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,057 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,104 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<5>
  • Naff [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naff
    • Naff [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Naff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naff
  • Continue List ...
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Southern Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boones Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<5>
    • Wyatt [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyatt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Wyatt was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyatt
      • Wyatt [Franklin County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Southern Hills
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wyatt had a post office and no railroad service
    • Bonsack [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonsack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonsack
      • Bonsack [Roanoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Southern Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 289 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bonsack had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonsack
    • Hollins [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 our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Southern Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hollins had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<5>
    • Airpoint [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airpoint
      • Airpoint [Roanoke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Airpoint had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airpoint
    • Hardy Ford [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy Ford
      • Hardy Ford [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Southern Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hardy Ford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy Ford
    • Stewartsville [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartsville
      • Stewartsville [Bedford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Southern Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stewartsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartsville
    • Coyner Springs [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyner Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyner Springs
      • Coyner Springs [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Southern Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coyner Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coyner Springs
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Mountain
      • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bent Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bent Mountain<5>

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

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

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southern Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2260, Longitude: -79.9623       In this case, the coordinates for Southern Hills 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 Southern Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
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