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Our Genealogy Helper for Stepping Stone ...

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

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

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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

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

Stepping Stone is located in Botetourt 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 Botetourt County: Alleghany, Bedford, Craig, Roanoke & Rockbridge.

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

  • Botetourt County     (The home county of Stepping Stone)
    • Laymantown [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<3>
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<3>
    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<3>
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<3>
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<3>
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
    • Glen Wilton [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Wilton
      • Glen Wilton [Botetourt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Wilton
  • Alleghany County
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
      • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<3>
  • Amherst County
    • Madison Heights [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights [Amherst County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<3>
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,597 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<3>
  • Bedford County
    • Villamont [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont [Bedford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
    • Joppa Mill [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
      • Joppa Mill [Bedford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
    • Radford [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Bedford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Lowry [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry [Bedford County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Goode [Bedford County]
    • Forest [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Bedford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
  • Buena Vista City
    • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<3>
  • Campbell County
    • Altavista [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<3>
  • Covington City
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,538 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<3>
  • Craig County
    • Abbott [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Craig County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<3>
    • Simmonsville [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmonsville
      • Simmonsville [Craig County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmonsville
  • Floyd County
    • Simpsons [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
      • Simpsons [Floyd County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • 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]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Fork
    • Floyd [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd [Floyd County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floyd<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
      • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Chimney
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<3>
    • Westlake Corner [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • North Shore [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<3>
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<3>
    • Algoma [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Barfoot [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
    • Henry [Franklin County]
  • Lexington City
    • Lexington [Lexington City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington City] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Lynchburg City
    • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<3>
    • Mount Tabor Village [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Tabor Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tabor Village
      • Mount Tabor Village [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tabor Village
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<3>
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
      • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<3>
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
    • Riner [Montgomery County]
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
      • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<3>
    • Gretna [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Pittsylvania County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<3>
  • Roanoke City
    • Buena Vista [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Roanoke City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
  • Roanoke County
    • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • Vinton [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<3>
    • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Mason Cove [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
      • Mason Cove [Roanoke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cove
    • Wabun [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun [Roanoke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
  • Rockbridge County
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
  • Salem City
    • Sunset Village [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Salem City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Salem [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Salem City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Greenbrier County (WV)
    • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sulphur Springs
      • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Stepping Stone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,351 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Sulphur Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Sulphur Springs<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Stepping Stone ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stepping Stone.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stepping Stone, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stepping Stone.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Stepping Stone ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stepping Stone.

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

  • Roanoke Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roanoke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Smith Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Laymantown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laymantown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Blue Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blue Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Clair Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Clair Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pleasant Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Dominion Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Dominion Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Emanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ruddell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruddell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waldron Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waldron Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lawhorn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lawhorn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cocke Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cocke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Richard Carver Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richard Carver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<5>

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

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

  • Bonsack [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonsack have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonsack
    • Bonsack [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 289 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bonsack had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonsack
  • Coyner Springs [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyner Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyner Springs
    • Coyner Springs [Botetourt County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coyner Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coyner Springs
  • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Stepping Stone
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Ridge had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<3>
  • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cloverdale had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<3>
  • Vinton [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
    • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,057 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,104 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>
  • Troutville [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
    • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Troutville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<3>
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    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Stepping Stone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Stepping Stone
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hollins had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<3>
    • Stewartsville [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartsville
      • Stewartsville [Bedford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Stepping Stone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stewartsville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Montvale [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montvale
      • Montvale [Bedford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Stepping Stone
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montvale had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montvale<3>
    • Amsterdam [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
      • Amsterdam [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Stepping Stone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 113 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Amsterdam had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
    • Nace [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nace have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nace
      • Nace [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Stepping Stone
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nace had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nace
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Stepping Stone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16,159 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99,143 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
    • Leslie [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Roanoke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Stepping Stone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leslie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
    • Hardy Ford [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy Ford
      • Hardy Ford [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Stepping Stone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hardy Ford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy Ford

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Botetourt County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stepping Stone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stepping Stone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3479, Longitude: -79.8495       In this case, the coordinates for Stepping Stone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Stepping Stone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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