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Our Genealogy Helper for Sussex ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Sussex (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 Sussex. 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.

Newspapers Published in Sussex ...

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 Sussex.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sussex, 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 Sussex.

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 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 Sussex:

  • 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 Sussex ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sussex.

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

  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the 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 Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
  • West Point Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Elmwood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Calvary Cemetery
    • Hebrew Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the 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 Google Maps centered on Hebrew Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the 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 Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Trinity Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the 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 Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Magnolia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the 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 Google Maps centered on Magnolia Cemetery
    • Riverside Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the 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 Google Maps centered on Riverside Memorial Park
    • Evergreen Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Memorial Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sussex.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Calvary Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sussex.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary 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.<4>

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

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

  • Lamberts Point [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamberts Point
    • Lamberts Point [Norfolk City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sussex
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lamberts Point had railroad service and no post office
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Lamberts Point
  • Ocean View [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean View
    • Ocean View [Norfolk City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sussex
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ocean View had a post office and railroad service
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Ocean View
  • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sussex
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34,871 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 242,803 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>
  • Brambleton [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brambleton
    • Brambleton [Norfolk City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sussex
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brambleton had railroad service and no post office
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Brambleton
  • Berkley [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkley
    • Berkley [Norfolk City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sussex
    • 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
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Berkley
  • Elizabeth Park [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
    • Elizabeth Park [Norfolk City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sussex
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elizabeth Park had railroad service and no post office
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Phoebus [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
      • Phoebus [Hampton City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sussex
      • 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
    • Hampton [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sussex
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,513 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,464 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>
    • Kempsville [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville
      • Kempsville [Virginia Beach City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sussex
      • 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
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Kempsville
    • Thalia [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalia
      • Thalia [Virginia Beach City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sussex
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thalia had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Thalia
    • Deanes [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanes
      • Deanes [Suffolk City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sussex
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deanes had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Deanes
    • Shoulders Hill [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoulders Hill
      • Shoulders Hill [Suffolk City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sussex
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoulders Hill had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoulders Hill
    • Driver [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driver
      • Driver [Suffolk City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sussex
      • 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
    • Mapleton [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Virginia Beach City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sussex
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mapleton had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnhaven
      • Lynnhaven [Virginia Beach City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sussex
      • 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
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Lynnhaven

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

Mentions & References for Sussex

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sussex. 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- Sussex) 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 Sussex. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SussexOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sussex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9165, Longitude: -76.2859    
<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 Sussex, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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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