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Our Genealogy Helper for Speedwell ...

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 Speedwell (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 Speedwell. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Speedwell is located in Wythe 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 Wythe County: Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Pulaski & Smyth.

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

  • Wythe County     (The home county of Speedwell)
    • Crockett [Wythe County]
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Retreat
      • Rural Retreat [Wythe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Retreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Retreat<2>
    • Wytheville [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wytheville
      • Wytheville [Wythe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,921 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wytheville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wytheville<2>
    • Ivanhoe [Wythe County]
    • Siloam [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siloam
      • Siloam [Wythe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siloam
    • Austinville [Wythe County]
    • Fort Chiswell [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Chiswell
      • Fort Chiswell [Wythe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Chiswell
    • Max Meadows [Wythe County]
    • Locust Hill [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Hill
      • Locust Hill [Wythe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Hill
  • Bland County
    • Bastian [Bland County]
    • Hicksville [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicksville
      • Hicksville [Bland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicksville
    • Rocky Gap [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Gap
      • Rocky Gap [Bland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Gap
  • Carroll County
    • Sheep Town [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheep Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheep Town
      • Sheep Town [Carroll County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheep Town
    • Oak Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Woodlawn [Carroll County]
    • Pipers Gap [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipers Gap
      • Pipers Gap [Carroll County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipers Gap
    • Sylvatus [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvatus
      • Sylvatus [Carroll County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvatus
    • Hillsville [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
      • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<2>
    • Lambsburg [Carroll County]
    • Fancy Gap [Carroll County]
    • Dugspur [Carroll County]
    • Cana [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cana
      • Cana [Carroll County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cana<2>
  • Galax City
    • Galax [Galax City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galax
      • Galax [Galax City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galax<2>
  • Giles County
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<2>
  • Grayson County
    • Elk Creek [Grayson County]
    • Independence [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 892 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<2>
    • Fries [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fries
      • Fries [Grayson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fries<2>
    • Baywood [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baywood
      • Baywood [Grayson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baywood
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<2>
    • Mouth-of-Wilson [Grayson County]
    • Low Gap [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap [Grayson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
    • Whitetop [Grayson County]
  • Patrick County
  • Pulaski County
    • Hilton Village [Pulaski County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Pulaski County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Pulaski [Pulaski County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski [Pulaski County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,714 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<2>
    • Mack Creek Village [Pulaski County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mack Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mack Creek Village
      • Mack Creek Village [Pulaski County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mack Creek Village
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,584 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<2>
  • Radford City
    • Radford [Radford City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Radford City] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<2>
  • Smyth County
    • Sugar Grove [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Smyth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<2>
    • Mount Carmel [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
      • Mount Carmel [Smyth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Marion [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Smyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<2>
    • Adwolf [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adwolf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adwolf
      • Adwolf [Smyth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adwolf
    • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Mile Ford
      • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Mile Ford
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
      • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie<2>
    • Saltville [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
      • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville<2>
  • Tazewell County
    • Little Town [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Town
      • Little Town [Tazewell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Town
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
      • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<2>
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<2>
    • Pounding Mill [Tazewell County]
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<2>
    • Richlands [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Tazewell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,234 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<2>
  • Washington County
    • Fleet [Washington County]
    • Glade Spring [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Spring
      • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring<2>
    • Damascus [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Washington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<2>
  • Alleghany County (NC)
    • Amelia [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amelia
      • Amelia [Alleghany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amelia
    • Piney Creek [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Creek
      • Piney Creek [Alleghany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piney Creek<2>
    • Ennice [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennice
      • Ennice [Alleghany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennice<2>
    • Sparta [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<2>
    • Topia [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topia
      • Topia [Alleghany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topia
    • Glade Valley [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Valley
      • Glade Valley [Alleghany County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Valley<2>
    • Scottville [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottville
      • Scottville [Alleghany County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottville<2>
    • Laurel Springs [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Springs
      • Laurel Springs [Alleghany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Springs<2>
    • Roaring Gap [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Gap
      • Roaring Gap [Alleghany County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roaring Gap<2>
  • Ashe County (NC)
    • Grassy Creek [Ashe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Creek
      • Grassy Creek [Ashe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grassy Creek<2>
    • Crumpler [Ashe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpler
      • Crumpler [Ashe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumpler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crumpler<2>
    • Helton [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helton
      • Helton [Ashe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helton
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<2>
    • Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,533 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<2>
    • Warrensville [Ashe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrensville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrensville
      • Warrensville [Ashe County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrensville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrensville<2>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<2>
    • Glendale Springs [Ashe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendale Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale Springs
      • Glendale Springs [Ashe County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale Springs<2>
    • Creston [Ashe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Ashe County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<2>
    • Fleetwood [Ashe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleetwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleetwood
      • Fleetwood [Ashe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleetwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fleetwood<2>
  • Surry County (NC)
    • Low Gap [Surry County]
    • Round Peak [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Peak
      • Round Peak [Surry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Peak
    • Thurmond [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thurmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Surry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<2>
    • Mount Airy [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
      • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<2>
    • State Road [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Road have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Road
      • State Road [Surry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Road
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for State Road<2>
    • Dobson [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
      • Dobson [Surry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<2>
  • Wilkes County (NC)
    • Traphill [Wilkes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traphill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traphill
      • Traphill [Wilkes County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traphill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Traphill<2>
    • Hays [Wilkes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Wilkes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hays<2>
  • Johnson County (TN)
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
  • McDowell County (WV)
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt
  • Mercer County (WV)
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<2>
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<2>
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Speedwell ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Speedwell.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Speedwell. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Speedwell and those printed in the larger area surrounding Speedwell.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Speedwell.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Speedwell:

  • 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 Tennessee
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Speedwell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Speedwell.

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

  • Speedwell Methodist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Speedwell Methodist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Speedwell Methodist Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell Methodist Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
  • Jerusalem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jerusalem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jerusalem Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem Cemetery
  • Carmi Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carmi Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carmi Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carmi Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmi Cemetery
  • Davis Cemetery
  • Berea Christian Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Fairview Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Keesling Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keesling Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Keesling Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Speedwell.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keesling Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keesling Cemetery
    • Hale Family Cemetery
    • Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ebenezer Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Galilee Christian Church Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Steffy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Steffy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Steffy Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Steffy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steffy Cemetery
    • William Cornett Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the William Cornett Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • William Cornett Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the William Cornett Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on William Cornett Cemetery
    • Murpheyville 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Speedwell had a population of 101 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Speedwell [Wythe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speedwell
    • Speedwell [Wythe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Speedwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
  • Crockett [Wythe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
    • Crockett [Wythe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crockett had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crockett<2>
  • Cripple Creek [Wythe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cripple Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cripple Creek
    • Cripple Creek [Wythe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cripple Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cripple Creek
  • Comers Rock [Grayson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comers Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comers Rock
    • Comers Rock [Grayson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Comers Rock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comers Rock
  • Elk Creek [Grayson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Creek
    • Elk Creek [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Speedwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 235 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elk Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Creek<2>
  • Fallville [Grayson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallville
    • Fallville [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fallville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallville
  • Continue List ...
    • Grubb [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubb
      • Grubb [Wythe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grubb had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grubb
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Retreat
      • Rural Retreat [Wythe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rural Retreat had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Retreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Retreat<2>
    • Spring Valley [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Grayson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Summit [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Wythe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Summit had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Petunia [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petunia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petunia
      • Petunia [Wythe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Petunia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petunia
    • Wytheville [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wytheville
      • Wytheville [Wythe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,570 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,921 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wytheville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wytheville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wytheville<2>
    • Groseclose [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groseclose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groseclose
      • Groseclose [Smyth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Speedwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Groseclose had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groseclose
    • Carsonville [Grayson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsonville
      • Carsonville [Grayson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Carsonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carsonville
    • Stevens Creek [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevens Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Creek
      • Stevens Creek [Carroll County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Speedwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stevens Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Creek

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Speedwell ...

While our initial data about Speedwell came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Speedwell in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Speedwell.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Speedwell:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Speedwell. See our Misc Page for Speedwell for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About Wythe County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Speedwell. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Speedwell) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Speedwell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Speedwell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Speedwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8152, Longitude: -81.1747    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<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 Speedwell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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