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Our Genealogy Helper for Roxalia ...

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 Roxalia (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 Roxalia. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Roxalia 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 Roxalia. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Roxalia:

  DirDistance
Monroe     (The home county for Roxalia)
  Hollywood   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Union   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Fayette
  Spring Dale   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Greenbrier
  Ronceverte   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  White Sulphur Springs   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fairlea   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Clendenenville   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Anthony   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Frankford   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Unus   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Mercer
  Oakvale   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Nicholas
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pocahontas
  Hillsboro   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Summers
  Forest Hill   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Alleghany (VA)
  Low Moor (VA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Selma (VA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clifton Forge (VA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Iron Gate (VA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Bath (VA)
  Carloover (VA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Bedford (VA)
  Montvale (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Botetourt (VA)
  Fincastle (VA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Daleville (VA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Troutville (VA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cloverdale (VA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Runaway Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Apple Tree Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Salisbury (VA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Laymantown (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blue Ridge (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Buchanan (VA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Covington City (VA)
  Covington (VA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Craig (VA)
  New Castle (VA)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Abbott (VA)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Floyd (VA)
  Terrys Fork (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Simpsons (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Franklin (VA)
  Boones Mill (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (VA)
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Montgomery (VA)
  Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Merrimac (VA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Shawsville (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Riner (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pilot (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pulaski (VA)
  Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dublin (VA)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Radford City (VA)
  Mill Village (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Radford (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Radford Village (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Town (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Roanoke City (VA)
  Buena Vista (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Roanoke (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Garden City (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Roanoke (VA)
  Hollins (VA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cave Spring (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vinton (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bent Mountain (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Montgomery Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Salem City (VA)
  Salem (VA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Roxalia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roxalia.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Roxalia covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Gap Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Bostic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Rowan Memorial Home Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Crawford Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Roxalia ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roxalia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roxalia, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roxalia.

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>

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

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

Centennial   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Roxalia
 - Centennial had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gap Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roxalia
 - 1895 population of 122 people
 - Gap Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Branch   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Roxalia
 - 1895 population of 19 people
 - Laurel Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paint Bank (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Roxalia
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Paint Bank had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glace   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Roxalia
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Glace had railroad service and no post office
 
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Roxalia
 - Hollywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweet Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roxalia
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Sweet Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweet Chalybeate (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roxalia
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Sweet Chalybeate had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Roxalia
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hillsdale 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 Roxalia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Roxalia in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Roxalia:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Alleghany County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bath County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
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

 
Floyd County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pulaski County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Radford City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Roanoke City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Roanoke County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Salem City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Monroe County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for 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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxalia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6023, Longitude: -80.3498     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roxalia 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 Roxalia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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