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Our Genealogy Helper for Suffolk ...

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 Suffolk (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 Suffolk. 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 Suffolk ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Suffolk.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Suffolk:

  • 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 Suffolk ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suffolk.

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

  • Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • Oak Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Lawn Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • Rosemont Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosemont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosemont Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemont Cemetery
  • Holly Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holly Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Lawn Cemetery
  • Duke Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Duke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Duke Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Riddick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riddick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riddick Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riddick Cemetery
    • Oliver Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oliver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oliver Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver Cemetery
    • Skeeter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skeeter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skeeter Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skeeter Cemetery
    • Badger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Badger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Badger Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger Cemetery
    • Whitehead Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitehead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitehead Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehead Cemetery
    • Canaan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canaan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canaan Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Rawles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rawles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rawles Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawles Cemetery
    • Rabey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rabey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rabey Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rabey Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Suffolk had a population of 3,354 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Suffolk had a population of 92,108 people.

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

  • Suffolk [Suffolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffolk
    • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies less than 2 miles<4> to the southeast of Suffolk
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,354 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 92,108 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Suffolk had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<5>
  • Magnolia [Suffolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia [Suffolk City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<4> to the northeast of Suffolk
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
  • Kilby [Suffolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilby
    • Kilby [Suffolk City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<4> to the west of Suffolk
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kilby had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilby
  • Manning [Suffolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
    • Manning [Suffolk City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Suffolk
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Manning had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
  • Saunders [Suffolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saunders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saunders
    • Saunders [Suffolk City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Suffolk
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saunders had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saunders
  • Myrtle [Suffolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
    • Myrtle [Suffolk City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Suffolk
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Myrtle had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
  • Continue List ...
    • Driver [Suffolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Driver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driver
      • Driver [Suffolk City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Suffolk
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Driver had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driver
    • Everets [Suffolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everets have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everets
      • Everets [Suffolk City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Suffolk
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 92 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Everets had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everets
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Suffolk
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoulders Hill had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoulders Hill
    • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckatuck
      • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Suffolk
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 183 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chuckatuck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckatuck
    • Whaley [Suffolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whaley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whaley
      • Whaley [Suffolk City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Suffolk
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whaley had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whaley
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Suffolk
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deanes had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanes
    • Windsor [Isle of Wight County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Isle of Wight County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Suffolk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,758 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Windsor had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<5>
    • Holland [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Suffolk City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Suffolk
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holland had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Whaleyville [Suffolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whaleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whaleyville
      • Whaleyville [Suffolk City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Suffolk
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 290 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whaleyville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whaleyville

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Suffolk ...

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

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 Suffolk:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Suffolk in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Suffolk for more information.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Suffolk: www.suffolk.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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>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 Suffolk, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Suffolk) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Suffolk. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Suffolk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suffolk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7282, Longitude: -76.5833    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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