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Our Genealogy Helper for Suburban Acres ...

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

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

Newspapers Published in Suburban Acres ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Suburban Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Suburban Acres, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Suburban Acres.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Suburban Acres:

  • 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 Suburban Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suburban Acres.

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

  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
  • West Point Cemetery
  • West Point Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Point Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Elmwood Cemetery
    • Hebrew Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hebrew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hebrew Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebrew Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Trinity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Magnolia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magnolia Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Riverside Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Memorial Park

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

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

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

  • Lamberts Point [Norfolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamberts Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamberts Point
    • Lamberts Point [Norfolk City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Suburban Acres
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lamberts Point had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamberts Point
  • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Suburban Acres
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34,871 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 242,742 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Norfolk had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<5>
  • Ocean View [Norfolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean View
    • Ocean View [Norfolk City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Suburban Acres
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ocean View had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean View
  • Brambleton [Norfolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brambleton
    • Brambleton [Norfolk City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Suburban Acres
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brambleton had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brambleton
  • Berkley [Norfolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkley
    • Berkley [Norfolk City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Suburban Acres
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,899 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Berkley had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkley
  • Elizabeth Park [Norfolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
    • Elizabeth Park [Norfolk City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Suburban Acres
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elizabeth Park had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Kempsville [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kempsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville
      • Kempsville [Virginia Beach City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Suburban Acres
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kempsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kempsville
    • Phoebus [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
      • Phoebus [Hampton City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Suburban Acres
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,179 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoebus had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoebus
    • Thalia [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalia
      • Thalia [Virginia Beach City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Suburban Acres
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thalia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thalia
    • Hampton [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Suburban Acres
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,513 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134,510 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<5>
    • Deanes [Suffolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanes
      • Deanes [Suffolk City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Suburban Acres
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deanes had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanes
    • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnhaven
      • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Suburban Acres
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lynnhaven had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnhaven
    • Shoulders Hill [Suffolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoulders Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoulders Hill
      • Shoulders Hill [Suffolk City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Suburban Acres
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoulders Hill had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoulders Hill
    • Mapleton [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Virginia Beach City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Suburban Acres
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mapleton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • London Bridge [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London Bridge
      • London Bridge [Virginia Beach City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Suburban Acres
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, London Bridge had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London Bridge

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Suburban Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suburban Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9065, Longitude: -76.2641       In this case, the coordinates for Suburban Acres 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Suburban Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
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