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Our Genealogical Helper for Rock Camp ...

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 Rock Camp (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rock Camp. 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 Rock Camp ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Camp.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock Camp, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock Camp.

Cemeteries Near Rock Camp ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rock Camp.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Ballard - Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dropping Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Broyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kire Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Karnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Snidow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rock Camp had a population of 38 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Assurance   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Rock Camp
 - Assurance had a post office and no railroad service
Lindside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock Camp
 - 1895 population of 122 people
 - Lindside had a post office and no railroad service
Zenith   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Rock Camp
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Zenith had a post office and no railroad service
Lillydale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Rock Camp
 - Lillydale had a post office and no railroad service
Salt Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Camp
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Salt Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Greenville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock Camp
 - Greenville had a post office and no railroad service
Crimson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rock Camp
 - Crimson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock Camp
 - 1895 population of 348 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rock Camp. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rock Camp in the 1890's.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Rock Camp is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Alleghany (VA), Craig (VA), Giles (VA), Greenbrier & Summers.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Rock Camp)
      Union   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ballard   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ronceverte   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairlea   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lewisburg   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vale   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clendenenville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frankford   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anthony   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shady Spring   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Botetourt (VA)
      Daleville (VA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cloverdale (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Runaway Village (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Apple Tree Village (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fincastle (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Troutville (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Covington City (VA)
      Covington (VA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Craig (VA)
      Abbott (VA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Castle (VA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Floyd (VA)
      Terrys Fork (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Simpsons (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (VA)
      Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Montgomery (VA)
      Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Merrimac (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shawsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Riner (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pilot (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pulaski (VA)
      Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dublin (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Radford City (VA)
      Mill Village (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Radford Village (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Radford (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Town (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Roanoke City (VA)
      Roanoke (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Buena Vista (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Roanoke (VA)
      Bent Mountain (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollins (VA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cave Spring (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Salem City (VA)
      Salem (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wythe (VA)
      Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rock Camp:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Botetourt County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Covington City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Craig County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Radford City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Roanoke City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Roanoke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salem City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Monroe County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Monroe County

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.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rock Camp ...

While our initial data for Rock Camp came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rock Camp 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 Rock Camp.

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 Rock Camp:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rock Camp.
      See our Misc Page for Rock Camp for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Monroe County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Rock Camp. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Camp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Camp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4982, Longitude: -80.6067     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Camp have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Rock Camp, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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