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Our Genealogy Helper for Straightstone ...

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 Straightstone (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 Straightstone. 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 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.

Straightstone is located in Pittsylvania 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 Pittsylvania County: Caswell (NC), Rockingham (NC), Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, Halifax & Henry.

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

  • Pittsylvania County     (The home county of Straightstone)
    • Renan [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renan
      • Renan [Pittsylvania County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renan
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
      • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<3>
    • Markham [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
      • Markham [Pittsylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
    • Gretna [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Pittsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<3>
    • Java [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Pittsylvania County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Lucks [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucks
      • Lucks [Pittsylvania County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucks
    • Henrys Mill [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Mill
      • Henrys Mill [Pittsylvania County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys Mill
    • Transco Village [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transco Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transco Village
      • Transco Village [Pittsylvania County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transco Village
    • Whittles [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittles
      • Whittles [Pittsylvania County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittles
    • Pittsville [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsville
      • Pittsville [Pittsylvania County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsville
    • Chatham [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham [Pittsylvania County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Ridgecrest [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest [Pittsylvania County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
  • Amherst County
    • Madison Heights [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights [Amherst County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<3>
    • Amherst [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Amherst County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<3>
  • Appomattox County
    • Spout Spring [Appomattox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spout Spring
      • Spout Spring [Appomattox County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spout Spring
    • Appomattox [Appomattox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appomattox
      • Appomattox [Appomattox County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appomattox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appomattox<3>
    • Pamplin City [Appomattox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamplin City
      • Pamplin City [Appomattox County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplin City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplin City<3>
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone
      • 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
    • Forest [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Bedford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
    • Goode [Bedford County]
    • Lowry [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry [Bedford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Radford [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Bedford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Joppa Mill [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
      • Joppa Mill [Bedford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
    • Boonsboro [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
      • Boonsboro [Bedford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
  • Campbell County
    • Altavista [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<3>
    • Brookneal [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
      • Brookneal [Campbell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<3>
    • Lynch Station [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch Station
      • Lynch Station [Campbell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Station
    • Rustburg [Campbell County]
    • Timberlake [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Campbell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Concord [Campbell County]
  • Charlotte County
    • Aspenwall [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspenwall
      • Aspenwall [Charlotte County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspenwall
    • Phenix [Charlotte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix [Charlotte County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
    • Rough Creek [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Creek
      • Rough Creek [Charlotte County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough Creek
    • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlotte Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte Court House
      • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte Court House
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte Court House<3>
    • Cullen [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullen
      • Cullen [Charlotte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullen
    • Drakes Branch [Charlotte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakes Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakes Branch
      • Drakes Branch [Charlotte County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakes Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakes Branch<3>
    • Keysville [Charlotte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keysville
      • Keysville [Charlotte County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keysville<3>
  • Danville City
    • Danville [Danville City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Danville City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
  • Fluvanna County
    • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
    • Laprades Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laprades Mill
      • Laprades Mill [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laprades Mill
    • North Shore [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<3>
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Straightstone
      • 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>
  • Halifax County
    • Cody [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
      • Cody [Halifax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
    • Sign Rock [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sign Rock
      • Sign Rock [Halifax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sign Rock
    • Crystal Hill [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Hill
      • Crystal Hill [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Hill
    • Banister Town [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banister Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banister Town
      • Banister Town [Halifax County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banister Town
    • Halifax [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
      • Halifax [Halifax County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<3>
    • Westside Village [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside Village
      • Westside Village [Halifax County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westside Village
    • South Boston [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston [Halifax County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston<3>
    • Clover [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [Halifax County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<3>
    • Cluster Springs [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cluster Springs
      • Cluster Springs [Halifax County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cluster Springs
    • Omega [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
      • Omega [Halifax County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
    • Alton [Halifax County]
    • Virgilina [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgilina
      • Virgilina [Halifax County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgilina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgilina<3>
  • Lynchburg City
    • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<3>
    • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine Village
      • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine Village
    • Lavino Village [Lynchburg City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavino Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavino Village
      • Lavino Village [Lynchburg City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavino Village
  • Madison County
    • Beaver Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Park
      • Beaver Park [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Park
  • Mecklenburg County
    • Chase City [Mecklenburg County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase City
      • Chase City [Mecklenburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chase City<3>
  • Caswell County (NC)
    • Milton [Caswell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Caswell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Straightstone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Blanch [Caswell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
      • Blanch [Caswell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanch<3>
    • Semora [Caswell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Semora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semora
      • Semora [Caswell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Straightstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semora<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Straightstone ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Straightstone.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Straightstone, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Straightstone.

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 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 Straightstone:

  • 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 Straightstone ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Straightstone.

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

  • Mulberry Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mulberry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mulberry Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry Cemetery
  • Clover Bottom Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clover Bottom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clover Bottom Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Bottom Cemetery
  • Franklin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Franklin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Franklin Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Straightstone.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Franklin Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Cemetery
  • New Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Bethel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethel Cemetery
  • Midway Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Burch Family Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Childrey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Childrey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Childrey Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Childrey Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childrey Cemetery
    • New Prospect Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Prospect Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Prospect Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Prospect Cemetery
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    • Green Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Lawn Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lawn Cemetery
    • Altavista Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Altavista Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Altavista Memorial Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Altavista Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista Memorial Park
    • Green Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Hill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Wickliff - Rush Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wickliff - Rush Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wickliff - Rush Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wickliff - Rush Cemetery
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    • Winfall Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery
    • Pines Cemetery
      • The Pines Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Gretna.
      • More precisely, Pines Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pines Cemetery
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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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Straightstone had a population of 26 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Straightstone [Pittsylvania County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straightstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straightstone
    • Straightstone [Pittsylvania County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Straightstone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straightstone
  • Glenland [Pittsylvania County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenland
    • Glenland [Pittsylvania County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Straightstone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenland
  • Cody [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
    • Cody [Halifax County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cody had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
  • Cedar Forest [Pittsylvania County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Forest
    • Cedar Forest [Pittsylvania County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Straightstone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cedar Forest had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Forest
  • Level Run [Pittsylvania County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Level Run
    • Level Run [Pittsylvania County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Level Run had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Level Run
  • Mount Airy [Pittsylvania County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy [Pittsylvania County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Airy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
  • Continue List ...
    • Stovall [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovall
      • Stovall [Halifax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Straightstone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stovall had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
    • Perrows [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrows
      • Perrows [Campbell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perrows had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrows
    • Marysville [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Campbell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Straightstone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marysville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Hill Grove [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Grove
      • Hill Grove [Pittsylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Straightstone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hill Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Grove
    • Brutus [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brutus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brutus
      • Brutus [Pittsylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Straightstone
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brutus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brutus
    • Republican Grove [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Republican Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republican Grove
      • Republican Grove [Halifax County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Republican Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republican Grove
    • Riceville [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Pittsylvania County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Straightstone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Riceville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Leda [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leda
      • Leda [Halifax County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Straightstone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leda had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leda
    • Chalk Level [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalk Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
      • Chalk Level [Pittsylvania County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Straightstone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chalk Level had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Straightstone ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

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

Notes for Straightstone:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pittsylvania County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pittsylvania County: www.pittgov.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Straightstone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0160, Longitude: -79.1495       In this case, the coordinates for Straightstone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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>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 Straightstone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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