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Our Genealogy Helper for Southwoods ...

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 Southwoods (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 Southwoods. 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Southwoods is located in Roanoke 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 Roanoke County: Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin & Montgomery.

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

  • Roanoke County     (The home county of Southwoods)
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Wabun [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun [Roanoke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
    • Montgomery Village [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 our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<3>
    • Mason Cove [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
      • Mason Cove [Roanoke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cove
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
  • Alleghany County
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
      • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<3>
    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,597 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<3>
  • Bedford County
    • Villamont [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont [Bedford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
    • Radford [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 our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Bedford County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Goode [Bedford County]
    • Forest [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Bedford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
  • Botetourt County
    • Apple Tree Village [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 our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Runaway Village [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 our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<3>
    • Laymantown [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 our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Daleville [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 our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
    • Blue Ridge [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 our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<3>
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<3>
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<3>
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<3>
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
  • Campbell County
    • Altavista [Campbell County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<3>
  • Covington City
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,538 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<3>
  • Craig County
    • Abbott [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Craig County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • New Castle [Craig County]
    • Simmonsville [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmonsville
      • Simmonsville [Craig County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmonsville
  • Floyd County
    • Simpsons [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
      • Simpsons [Floyd County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsons
    • Terrys Fork [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Fork
      • Terrys Fork [Floyd County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Fork
    • Pizarro [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pizarro
      • Pizarro [Floyd County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pizarro
    • Poff [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poff
      • Poff [Floyd County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poff
    • Floyd [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd [Floyd County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floyd<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<3>
    • Algoma [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Barfoot [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<3>
    • Westlake Corner [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 our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
    • North Shore [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore
    • Union Hall [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 our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<3>
    • Sydnorsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sydnorsville
      • Sydnorsville [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sydnorsville
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
    • Henry [Franklin County]
    • Laprades Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laprades Mill
      • Laprades Mill [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laprades Mill
  • Giles County
    • Newport [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Giles County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<3>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,636 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<3>
  • Henry County
    • Oak Level [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 our Gazetteer entry for Oak Level
      • Oak Level [Henry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Level
    • Bassett [Henry County]
    • Stanleytown [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 our Gazetteer entry for Stanleytown
      • Stanleytown [Henry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanleytown<3>
    • Collinsville [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 our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Henry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
    • Fieldale [Henry County]
  • Martinsville City
    • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
    • Shawsville [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 our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<3>
    • Mount Tabor Village [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Tabor Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tabor Village
      • Mount Tabor Village [Montgomery County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tabor Village
    • Old Farm Village [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Farm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Farm Village
      • Old Farm Village [Montgomery County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Farm Village
    • Raintree Village [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree Village
      • Raintree Village [Montgomery County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree Village
    • Oak Grove [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Montgomery County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<3>
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
      • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<3>
    • McBryde Village [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McBryde Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBryde Village
      • McBryde Village [Montgomery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBryde Village
    • Merrimac [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimac
      • Merrimac [Montgomery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
    • Sundance Village [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Village
      • Sundance Village [Montgomery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance Village
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
      • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<3>
  • Pulaski County
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,584 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<3>
  • Radford City
    • Mill Village [Radford City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Village
      • Mill Village [Radford City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Village
    • Radford [Radford City]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Radford City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<3>
  • Roanoke City
    • Buena Vista [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 our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Roanoke City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Garden City [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 our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
  • Rockbridge County
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
  • Salem City
    • Sunset Village [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 our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Salem City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Southwoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Salem [Salem City]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Salem City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Monroe County (WV)
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Southwoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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

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 either 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 Southwoods:

  • 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 Southwoods ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southwoods.

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Muse Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Muse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Muse Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muse Cemetery
  • 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
  • Evergreen Burial Park
  • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • Ferguson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ferguson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ferguson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferguson Cemetery
    • Woods Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woods Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woods Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Cemetery
    • Henry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henry Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry Cemetery
    • Sherwood Burial Park
    • 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
    • East Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hill Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
    • St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrews Cemetery
    • Williams Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Memorial Park

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.<6>

While we didn't find Southwoods in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southwoods.

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

  • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Southwoods
    • 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
  • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Southwoods
    • 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
  • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
    • 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<3>
  • 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 south of Southwoods
    • 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
  • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
    • 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
  • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Southwoods
    • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Southwoods
      • 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<3>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • 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<3>
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Mountain
      • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Southwoods
      • 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<3>
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Southwoods
      • 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<3>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • 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
    • Catawba [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
      • Catawba [Roanoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Southwoods
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Catawba had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catawba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catawba<3>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • 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
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Southwoods
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cloverdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<3>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Southwoods
      • 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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Roanoke County: www.roanokecountyva.gov/

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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- Southwoods) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southwoods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2446, Longitude: -80.0103       In this case, the coordinates for Southwoods 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Southwoods, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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