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Our Genealogy Helper for Summit Hills ...

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 Summit Hills (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 Summit Hills. 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 Summit Hills ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summit Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Summit Hills, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Summit Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Summit Hills:

  • 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 Summit Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summit Hills.

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

  • Loury Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Loury Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Loury Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loury Cemetery
  • St. Andrews Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrews Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrews Cemetery
  • Williams Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Memorial Park
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Cedar Lawn Burial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Lawn Burial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Lawn Burial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lawn Burial Park
  • Peters Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peters Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peters Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Harris Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harris Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Cemetery
    • Sherwood Burial Park
    • Memorial Bridge Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Bridge Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Bridge Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Bridge Park
    • Jonathan Tosh Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jonathan Tosh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jonathan Tosh Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonathan Tosh Cemetery
    • East Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hill Cemetery
    • Church Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Church Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Church Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Church Hill Cemetery
    • Evergreen Burial Park
    • Springwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood Cemetery
    • Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

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

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

  • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Summit Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cave Spring had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
  • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Summit Hills
    • 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<5>
  • Hollins [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
    • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Summit Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hollins had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<5>
  • Vinton [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
    • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Summit Hills
    • 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<5>
  • Poages Mill [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poages Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poages Mill
    • Poages Mill [Roanoke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Summit Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Poages Mill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poages Mill
  • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Summit Hills
    • 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<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • Leslie [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Roanoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Summit Hills
      • 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
    • Bonsack [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonsack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonsack
      • Bonsack [Roanoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Summit Hills
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyner Springs
      • Coyner Springs [Botetourt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Summit Hills
      • 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
    • Catawba [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
      • Catawba [Roanoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Summit Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Catawba had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catawba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catawba<5>
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Summit Hills
      • 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<5>
    • Moomaw [Roanoke County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moomaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Moomaw was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moomaw
      • Moomaw [Roanoke County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Summit Hills
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moomaw had a post office and no railroad service
    • Airpoint [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airpoint
      • Airpoint [Roanoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Summit Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Airpoint had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airpoint
    • Naff [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naff
      • Naff [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Summit Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Naff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naff
    • Amsterdam [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
      • Amsterdam [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Summit Hills
      • 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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Summit Hills. 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 from Point A (ie- Summit Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summit Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2940, Longitude: -80.0100       In this case, the coordinates for Summit Hills 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 Summit Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
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