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Our Genealogy Helper for Southern Points ...

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 Points (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 Points. 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.

Name Variations for Southern Points ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Southern Points.

  • Typical abbreviation for Southern Points: Southern Pts.

Newspapers Published in Southern Points ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southern Points.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southern Points, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southern Points.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

  • 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 Southern Points ...

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

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

  • Princess Ann Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Princess Ann Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Princess Ann Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princess Ann Memorial Park
  • Eastern Shore Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastern Shore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eastern Shore Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Shore Cemetery
  • Lynnhaven Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lynnhaven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lynnhaven Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnhaven Cemetery
  • 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 our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
  • Rosewood Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosewood Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosewood Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood Memorial Park
  • Colonial Grove Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Whitehart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitehart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Whitehart Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Points.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitehart Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehart Cemetery
    • Lane Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lane Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Points.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lane Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane Cemetery
    • Nimmo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nimmo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nimmo Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Southern Points.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nimmo Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nimmo Cemetery
    • Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Woodlawn Memorial Gardens lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Points.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel 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.
      • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Points.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Hebrew Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hebrew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hebrew Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hebrew Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebrew Cemetery
    • Riverside Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverside Memorial Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Memorial Park
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olive Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive 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 Points in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southern Points.

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

  • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnhaven
    • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Southern Points
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lynnhaven had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnhaven
  • London Bridge [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London Bridge
    • London Bridge [Virginia Beach City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Southern Points
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, London Bridge had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on London Bridge
  • Thalia [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalia
    • Thalia [Virginia Beach City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thalia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thalia
  • Mapleton [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
    • Mapleton [Virginia Beach City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Southern Points
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mapleton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
  • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Beach
    • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Southern Points
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 449,974 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Virginia Beach had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Beach<5>
  • Kempsville [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kempsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville
    • Kempsville [Virginia Beach City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Points
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kempsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kempsville
  • Continue List ...
    • Nimmo [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nimmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimmo
      • Nimmo [Virginia Beach City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Southern Points
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nimmo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nimmo
    • Pungo [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pungo
      • Pungo [Virginia Beach City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Southern Points
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pungo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pungo
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elizabeth Park had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Park
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Southern Points
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ocean View had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean View
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
      • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points
      • 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>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points
      • 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
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Southern Points
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lamberts Point had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamberts Point
    • Creeds [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creeds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creeds
      • Creeds [Virginia Beach City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Southern Points
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Creeds had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creeds

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southern Points. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Southern Points) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Points. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8621, Longitude: -76.0552       In this case, the coordinates for Southern Points 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 Points, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
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