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Our Genealogy Helper for Sunbeam ...

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

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

Sunbeam is located in Southampton 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 Southampton County: Hertford (NC), Northampton (NC), Franklin, Greensville, Suffolk City, Surry & Sussex.

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

  • Southampton County     (The home county of Sunbeam)
    • Handsom [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handsom
      • Handsom [Southampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handsom
    • Statesville [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statesville
      • Statesville [Southampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statesville
    • Riverdale [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
      • Riverdale [Southampton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
    • Newsoms [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newsoms
      • Newsoms [Southampton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newsoms
    • Watkins Corner [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watkins Corner
      • Watkins Corner [Southampton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins Corner
    • Kingsdale [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsdale
      • Kingsdale [Southampton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsdale
    • Cypress Manor [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Manor
      • Cypress Manor [Southampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Manor
    • Hunterdale [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunterdale
      • Hunterdale [Southampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunterdale
    • Courtland [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Southampton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<2>
    • Boykins [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykins
      • Boykins [Southampton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 526 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boykins<2>
    • Shiloh [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Southampton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Edgehill [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgehill
      • Edgehill [Southampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgehill
  • Chesapeake City
    • Chesapeake [Chesapeake City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Chesapeake City] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244,835 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake<2>
  • Emporia City
    • Emporia [Emporia City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emporia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporia
      • Emporia [Emporia City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,346 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporia<2>
    • White City [Emporia City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Emporia City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
  • Franklin City
    • Franklin [Franklin City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,967 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
  • Greensville County
    • Jarratt [Greensville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarratt
      • Jarratt [Greensville County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarratt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarratt<2>
  • Isle of Wight County
    • Walters [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walters
      • Walters [Isle of Wight County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters
    • Windsor [Isle of Wight County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Isle of Wight County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,758 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<2>
    • Zuni [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zuni
      • Zuni [Isle of Wight County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zuni
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,475 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<2>
  • Suffolk City
    • Pittmantown [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittmantown
      • Pittmantown [Suffolk City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittmantown
    • Oak Grove [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Suffolk City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Holland [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Suffolk City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
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    • Russell [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Suffolk City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Suffolk [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffolk
      • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92,108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<2>
  • Surry County
    • Dendron [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dendron
      • Dendron [Surry County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 247 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<2>
    • Surry [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry [Surry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<2>
  • Sussex County
    • Yale [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yale
      • Yale [Sussex County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yale
    • Henry [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Sussex County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
    • Grizzard [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grizzard
      • Grizzard [Sussex County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grizzard
    • Wakefield [Sussex County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Sussex County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<2>
    • Waverly [Sussex County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Sussex County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,953 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<2>
    • Stony Creek [Sussex County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek [Sussex County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Creek<2>
  • Bertie County (NC)
    • Aulander [Bertie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aulander have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aulander
      • Aulander [Bertie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aulander
    • Powellsville [Bertie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellsville
      • Powellsville [Bertie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellsville
    • Hexlena [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hexlena
      • Hexlena [Bertie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hexlena
    • Roxobel [Bertie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxobel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxobel
      • Roxobel [Bertie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxobel
    • Kelford [Bertie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelford
      • Kelford [Bertie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelford
    • Colerain [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colerain
      • Colerain [Bertie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colerain
    • Askewville [Bertie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Askewville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Askewville
      • Askewville [Bertie County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Askewville
    • Lewiston Woodville [Bertie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston Woodville
      • Lewiston Woodville [Bertie County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 482 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston Woodville
    • Windsor [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Bertie County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<2>
  • Camden County (NC)
    • South Mills [Camden County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Mills
      • South Mills [Camden County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Mills<2>
  • Gates County (NC)
    • Eure [Gates County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eure have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eure
      • Eure [Gates County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eure<2>
    • Roduco [Gates County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roduco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roduco
      • Roduco [Gates County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roduco
    • Gates [Gates County]
    • White Oak [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
      • White Oak [Gates County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak
    • Gatesville [Gates County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesville
      • Gatesville [Gates County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 299 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gatesville<2>
    • Corapeake [Gates County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corapeake
      • Corapeake [Gates County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corapeake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corapeake<2>
    • Sunbury [Gates County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbury
      • Sunbury [Gates County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunbury<2>
    • Holly Grove [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
      • Holly Grove [Gates County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
    • Mitchells Fork [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchells Fork
      • Mitchells Fork [Gates County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchells Fork
    • Muddy Cross [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy Cross
      • Muddy Cross [Gates County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy Cross
    • Acorn Hill [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acorn Hill
      • Acorn Hill [Gates County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn Hill
    • Hobbsville [Gates County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobbsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbsville
      • Hobbsville [Gates County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbsville
  • Halifax County (NC)
    • Tillery [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillery
      • Tillery [Halifax County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tillery<2>
    • Weldon [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weldon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weldon
      • Weldon [Halifax County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weldon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weldon<2>
    • Roanoke Rapids [Halifax County]
    • Halifax [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halifax have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
      • Halifax [Halifax County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<2>
    • Scotland Neck [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland Neck
      • Scotland Neck [Halifax County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,840 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Neck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland Neck<2>
  • Hertford County (NC)
    • Como [Hertford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Hertford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 83 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como<2>
    • Murfreesboro [Hertford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murfreesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murfreesboro
      • Murfreesboro [Hertford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murfreesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murfreesboro<2>
    • Winton [Hertford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winton
      • Winton [Hertford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winton<2>
    • Tuscarora Beach [Hertford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscarora Beach
      • Tuscarora Beach [Hertford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscarora Beach
    • Cofield [Hertford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cofield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cofield
      • Cofield [Hertford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cofield
    • Menola [Hertford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menola
      • Menola [Hertford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menola
    • Ahoskie [Hertford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ahoskie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahoskie
      • Ahoskie [Hertford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahoskie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ahoskie<2>
    • Poor Town [Hertford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poor Town
      • Poor Town [Hertford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poor Town
    • Earleys [Hertford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earleys
      • Earleys [Hertford County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earleys
    • Harrellsville [Hertford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrellsville
      • Harrellsville [Hertford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrellsville
  • Northampton County (NC)
    • Severn [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Severn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Severn
      • Severn [Northampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Severn
    • Pendleton [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendleton
      • Pendleton [Northampton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
    • Conway [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
      • Conway [Northampton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 729 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway<2>
    • Margarettsville [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margarettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margarettsville
      • Margarettsville [Northampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margarettsville
    • Potecasi [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potecasi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potecasi
      • Potecasi [Northampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potecasi
    • Woodland [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Northampton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 703 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<2>
    • Lasker [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lasker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lasker
      • Lasker [Northampton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lasker
    • Seaboard [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaboard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaboard
      • Seaboard [Northampton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 543 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaboard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaboard<2>
    • Jackson [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Northampton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Rich Square [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Square have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Square
      • Rich Square [Northampton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Square
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Square<2>
    • Pleasant Hill [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Northampton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill<2>
    • Garysburg [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysburg
      • Garysburg [Northampton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 918 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garysburg<2>
  • Perquimans County (NC)
    • Belvidere [Perquimans County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvidere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvidere
      • Belvidere [Perquimans County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Sunbeam ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunbeam.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunbeam, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunbeam.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Sunbeam:

  • 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 Sunbeam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunbeam.

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

  • Brett Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Brett Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brett Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brett Cemetery
  • Holland Cemetery
  • Blackjack Oak Cemetery
  • Barnes UMC Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Barnes UMC Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnes UMC Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes UMC Cemetery
  • White Oak Spring Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the White Oak Spring Baptist Church Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Oak Spring Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak Spring Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Mt. Table Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hollywood Cemetery
    • Southampton Memorial Park
    • Franklin Municipal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Franklin Municipal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Franklin Municipal Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Franklin Municipal Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Municipal Cemetery
    • Gillette Family Cemetery
    • Courtland Cemetery
    • Poplar Spring Cemetery
    • Poplar Spring Cemetery
    • Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Memorial Park lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Park
    • Gray Cemetery
      • Gray Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gray Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray 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.<5>

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

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

  • Handsom [Southampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handsom
    • Handsom [Southampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Handsom had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handsom
  • Delaware [Southampton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delaware have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delaware
    • Delaware [Southampton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Delaware had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delaware
  • Newsoms [Southampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newsoms
    • Newsoms [Southampton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunbeam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 297 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newsoms had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newsoms
  • Como [Hertford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
    • Como [Hertford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 83 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Como had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como<2>
  • Riddicksville [Hertford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riddicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riddicksville
    • Riddicksville [Hertford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Riddicksville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riddicksville
  • South Quay [Suffolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Quay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Quay
    • South Quay [Suffolk City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Quay had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Quay
  • Continue List ...
    • Franklin [Franklin City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 875 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,967 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Franklin had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
    • Isaac [Southampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isaac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isaac
      • Isaac [Southampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Isaac had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isaac
    • Courtland [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Southampton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Sunbeam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 337 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,215 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Courtland had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<2>
    • Dort [Gates County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dort
      • Dort [Gates County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunbeam
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dort had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dort
    • Lees Mill [Isle of Wight County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Mill
      • Lees Mill [Isle of Wight County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sunbeam
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lees Mill had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Mill
    • Boykins [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykins
      • Boykins [Southampton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunbeam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 526 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boykins had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boykins<2>
    • Severn [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Severn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Severn
      • Severn [Northampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunbeam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 239 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Severn had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Severn
    • Murfreesboro [Hertford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murfreesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murfreesboro
      • Murfreesboro [Hertford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sunbeam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 674 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,961 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Murfreesboro had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murfreesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murfreesboro<2>
    • Cleopus [Suffolk City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleopus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleopus
      • Cleopus [Suffolk City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Sunbeam
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cleopus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleopus

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Southampton County: www.southamptoncounty.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 '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- Sunbeam) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunbeam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5878, Longitude: -77.0280    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sunbeam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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