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Our Genealogy Helper for Staunton ...

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 Staunton (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 Staunton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Staunton ...

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 107 newspapers that have been published in the area around Staunton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Staunton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Staunton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Staunton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of Staunton.

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Staunton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Staunton.

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

  • Hospital Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hospital Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hospital Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospital Cemetery
  • Thornrose Cemetery
  • Staunton National Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Staunton National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Staunton National Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staunton National Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Oak Lawn Memory Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Lawn Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Lawn Memory Gardens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Lawn Memory Gardens
  • Croft Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Croft Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Croft Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croft Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Belmont Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belmont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belmont Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont Cemetery
    • Hunters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hunters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hunters Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Cemetery
    • Mt. Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Chapel Cemetery
    • Schutterie Cemetery
    • Cline Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cline Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cline Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Staunton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cline Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cline Cemetery
    • Allen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Allen Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Staunton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allen Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Cemetery
    • Green Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Staunton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill Cemetery
    • Mt. Marine Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Glebe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glebe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glebe Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Staunton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glebe Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glebe 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 Staunton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Staunton.

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

  • Folly Mills [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folly Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folly Mills
    • Folly Mills [Augusta County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Staunton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Folly Mills had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folly Mills
  • Brand [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brand have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brand
    • Brand [Augusta County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Staunton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brand had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brand
  • Snyder [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snyder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snyder
    • Snyder [Augusta County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Staunton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Snyder had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snyder
  • Annex [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annex
    • Annex [Augusta County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Staunton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Annex had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annex
  • Arbor Hill [Augusta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbor Hill
    • Arbor Hill [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Staunton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arbor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbor Hill
  • Mint Spring [Augusta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mint Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mint Spring
    • Mint Spring [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Staunton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mint Spring had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mint Spring
  • Continue List ...
    • Verona [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Staunton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Verona had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<5>
    • Barterbrook [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barterbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barterbrook
      • Barterbrook [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Staunton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barterbrook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barterbrook
    • Fishersville [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishersville
      • Fishersville [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Staunton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fishersville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishersville<5>
    • Laurel Hill [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Staunton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Laurel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill
    • Avis [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avis
      • Avis [Augusta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Staunton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avis
    • Churchville [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchville
      • Churchville [Augusta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Staunton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 239 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Churchville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Churchville<5>
    • Swoope [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swoope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swoope
      • Swoope [Augusta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Staunton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Swoope had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swoope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swoope<5>
    • Stuarts Draft [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuarts Draft
      • Stuarts Draft [Augusta County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Staunton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stuarts Draft had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuarts Draft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuarts Draft<5>
    • Hermitage [Augusta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage
      • Hermitage [Augusta County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Staunton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hermitage had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Staunton: www.staunton.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Staunton) 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 Staunton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Staunton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Staunton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1505, Longitude: -79.0728    
<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 Staunton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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