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Our Genealogy Helper for Stella ...

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 Stella (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 Stella. 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.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Stella is located in Patrick 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 Patrick County: Stokes (NC), Surry (NC), Carroll, Floyd, Franklin & Henry.

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

  • Patrick County     (The home county of Stella)
    • Critz [Patrick County]
    • Nettleridge [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleridge
      • Nettleridge [Patrick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleridge
    • Patrick Springs [Patrick County]
    • Stuart [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuart
      • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<2>
    • Elamsville [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elamsville
      • Elamsville [Patrick County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elamsville
    • Peters Creek [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek [Patrick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek
    • Meadows of Dan [Patrick County]
    • Carters Mill [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carters Mill
      • Carters Mill [Patrick County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters Mill
    • Ararat [Patrick County]
  • Carroll County
    • Pike City [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike City
      • Pike City [Carroll County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike City
    • Nester [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nester
      • Nester [Carroll County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nester
    • Dugspur [Carroll County]
    • Cana [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cana
      • Cana [Carroll County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Cana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cana<2>
    • Fancy Gap [Carroll County]
    • Hillsville [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
      • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<2>
    • Lambsburg [Carroll County]
  • Danville City
    • Danville [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Danville City] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<2>
  • Floyd County
    • Pizarro [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pizarro
      • Pizarro [Floyd County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pizarro
    • Floyd [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd [Floyd County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floyd<2>
    • Poff [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poff
      • Poff [Floyd County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poff
    • Simpsons [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
      • Simpsons [Floyd County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsons
    • Terrys Fork [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Fork
      • Terrys Fork [Floyd County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Fork
    • Sowers [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sowers
      • Sowers [Floyd County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sowers
  • Franklin County
    • Henry [Franklin County]
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
    • Sydnorsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sydnorsville
      • Sydnorsville [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sydnorsville
    • Barfoot [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<2>
    • Algoma [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<2>
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<2>
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
  • Henry County
    • Preston [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • Horse Pasture [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Pasture
      • Horse Pasture [Henry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Pasture
    • Fieldale [Henry County]
    • Bassett [Henry County]
    • Stanleytown [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanleytown
      • Stanleytown [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanleytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanleytown<2>
    • Collinsville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<2>
    • Villa Heights [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Heights
      • Villa Heights [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Heights
    • Ridgeway [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Henry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<2>
    • Reed Creek Village [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Creek Village
      • Reed Creek Village [Henry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Creek Village
    • Chatmoss [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatmoss
      • Chatmoss [Henry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatmoss have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatmoss
    • Oak Level [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Level
      • Oak Level [Henry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Level
    • Laurel Park [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
  • Martinsville City
    • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,355 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<2>
  • Montgomery County
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
    • Riner [Montgomery County]
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<2>
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
      • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<2>
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Cascade [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
      • Cascade [Pittsylvania County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
    • Chatham [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham [Pittsylvania County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
  • Roanoke County
  • Forsyth County (NC)
    • Stonewood Acres [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood Acres
      • Stonewood Acres [Forsyth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood Acres
    • Belews Creek [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belews Creek
      • Belews Creek [Forsyth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belews Creek
    • Bannertown [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannertown
      • Bannertown [Forsyth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bannertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bannertown
    • Brinkley Estates [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brinkley Estates
      • Brinkley Estates [Forsyth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brinkley Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brinkley Estates
    • Chestnut Trails [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Trails
      • Chestnut Trails [Forsyth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Trails have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Trails
    • Crims Crossroads [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crims Crossroads
      • Crims Crossroads [Forsyth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crims Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crims Crossroads
    • Dennis [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
      • Dennis [Forsyth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
    • King [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Forsyth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King<2>
    • Rural Hall [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Hall
      • Rural Hall [Forsyth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,299 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Hall<2>
    • Pine Knolls [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Knolls
      • Pine Knolls [Forsyth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Knolls
    • White Road [Forsyth County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Road
      • White Road [Forsyth County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Road have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tobaccoville [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tobaccoville
      • Tobaccoville [Forsyth County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,748 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tobaccoville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tobaccoville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tobaccoville<2>
  • Guilford County (NC)
    • Stokesdale [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokesdale
      • Stokesdale [Guilford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokesdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stokesdale<2>
    • Scalesville [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scalesville
      • Scalesville [Guilford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scalesville
    • Summerfield [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerfield
      • Summerfield [Guilford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerfield<2>
    • Oak Ridge [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
      • Oak Ridge [Guilford County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge<2>
    • Colfax [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Guilford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<2>
    • Browns Summit [Guilford County]
  • Rockingham County (NC)
    • Matrimony [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matrimony
      • Matrimony [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matrimony
    • Mayodan [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayodan
      • Mayodan [Rockingham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayodan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayodan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayodan<2>
    • Stoneville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Rockingham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneville<2>
    • Madison [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<2>
    • Fairview [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Providence [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Shiloh [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Spray [Rockingham County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spray
      • Spray [Rockingham County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eden [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Rockingham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<2>
    • Meadow Summit [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Summit
      • Meadow Summit [Rockingham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Summit
    • College Village [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Village
      • College Village [Rockingham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Village
    • Gold Hill [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
      • Gold Hill [Rockingham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
  • Stokes County (NC)
    • Oak Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
      • Oak Ridge [Stokes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
    • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy Ridge<2>
    • Campbell [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Stokes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Snow Hill [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Stokes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Lawsonville [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawsonville
      • Lawsonville [Stokes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawsonville
    • Aarons Corner [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons Corner
      • Aarons Corner [Stokes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aarons Corner
    • Upper Sawra Town [Stokes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Sawra Town
      • Upper Sawra Town [Stokes County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Sawra Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Danbury [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danbury
      • Danbury [Stokes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<2>
    • Meadows [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadows
      • Meadows [Stokes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows
    • Bailey Town [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town [Stokes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Town
    • Pine Hall [Stokes County]
    • Capella [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capella
      • Capella [Stokes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capella
  • Surry County (NC)
    • Albion [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Surry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Westfield [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Surry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westfield<2>
    • Mount Herman [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Herman
      • Mount Herman [Surry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Herman
    • Holly Springs [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Surry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Pilot Mountain [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Mountain
      • Pilot Mountain [Surry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Mountain<2>
    • Flat Rock [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Surry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
    • Ararat [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ararat
      • Ararat [Surry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ararat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ararat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ararat<2>
    • Mount Airy [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
      • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,175 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<2>
    • Dobson [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
      • Dobson [Surry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Dobson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<2>
  • Yadkin County (NC)
    • East Bend [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bend
      • East Bend [Yadkin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Bend<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Stella ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stella.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stella, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stella.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Stella:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Stella ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stella.

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

  • Critz Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Trinity Church Of The Living God Cemetery
  • Nettle Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nettle Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nettle Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettle Ridge Cemetery
  • Concord Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Concord Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord Cemetery
  • Goodwill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodwill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodwill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwill Cemetery
  • Mt. Olive East Christian Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Old Center Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Center Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Center Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Stella.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Center Cemetery
    • Liberty Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Liberty Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Stella.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Cemetery
    • Patrick Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patrick Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patrick Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Patrick Springs Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Stella.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick Springs Cemetery
    • High Point Cemetery
    • Big A Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Big A Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big A Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Big A Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Stella.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big A Cemetery
    • Joyce Cemetery
    • Cockram Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cockram Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cockram Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Cockram Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Stella.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cockram Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2428071<4>
    • Patrick Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patrick Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patrick Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Patrick Memorial Gardens lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Stella.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick Memorial Gardens

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 Stella had a population of 11 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Stella [Patrick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
    • Stella [Patrick County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Stella
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stella had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
  • Critz [Patrick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Critz
    • Critz [Patrick County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Stella
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Critz had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Critz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Critz<2>
  • Nettleridge [Patrick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleridge
    • Nettleridge [Patrick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nettleridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleridge
  • Spencer [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Henry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Stella
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spencer had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
  • Preston [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
    • Preston [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Stella
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Preston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
  • Blackberry [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackberry
    • Blackberry [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Stella
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blackberry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackberry
  • Continue List ...
    • Patrick Springs [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick Springs
      • Patrick Springs [Patrick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Patrick Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patrick Springs<2>
    • Horse Pasture [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Pasture
      • Horse Pasture [Henry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Stella
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Horse Pasture had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Pasture
    • Palmetto [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmetto
      • Palmetto [Patrick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmetto
    • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy Ridge<2>
    • Delta [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Stokes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Delta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Stuart [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuart
      • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Stella
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 332 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stuart had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<2>
    • Campbell [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Stokes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stella
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Campbell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Prestonville [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestonville
      • Prestonville [Stokes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Stella
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prestonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prestonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prestonville
    • Price [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Rockingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Stella
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Price had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stella ...

While our initial data about Stella came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Stella 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 Stella.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Stella:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Patrick County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Patrick County: www.co.patrick.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stella) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stella. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StellaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stella. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6307, Longitude: -80.0850    
<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 Stella, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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