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Our Genealogy Helper for Mills River ...

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 Mills River (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 Mills River. 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.

Name Variations for Mills River ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

  • A typical abbreviation for Mills River: Mills Riv.
  • While the name of this town is Mills River, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Mills River may originally have been Mill's River.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Mills River might be written as Mill River.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

Mills River is located in Henderson County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henderson County: Buncombe, Haywood, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania & Greenville (SC).

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

  • Henderson County     (The home county of Mills River)
    • Naples [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Henderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naples have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
    • Horse Shoe [Henderson County]
    • Holly Springs [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Henderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Mountain Home [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Home<4>
    • Fletcher [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<4>
    • Etowah [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etowah
      • Etowah [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<4>
    • Sky Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Village
      • Sky Village [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky Village
    • Cumberland Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Village
      • Cumberland Village [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland Village
    • Balfour [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balfour
      • Balfour [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balfour have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balfour
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<4>
    • Pinehurst [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
      • Pinehurst [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
    • Timberland [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberland
      • Timberland [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberland
    • Carolina Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Village
      • Carolina Village [Henderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Village
  • Buncombe County
    • Avery Creek [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avery Creek
      • Avery Creek [Buncombe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avery Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avery Creek
    • Arden [Buncombe County]
    • Royal Pines [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Pines
      • Royal Pines [Buncombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Pines
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<4>
    • Bent Creek [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Creek
      • Bent Creek [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Creek
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Shiloh [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Buncombe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Enka Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka Village
      • Enka Village [Buncombe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka Village
    • Acton [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Fairview [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<4>
    • Candler [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Candler
      • Candler [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Candler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Candler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Candler<4>
    • Enka [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka
      • Enka [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enka<4>
    • Redwood Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood Village
      • Redwood Village [Buncombe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood Village
  • Haywood County
    • Morning Star [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Star
      • Morning Star [Haywood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
    • Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<4>
    • West Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Canton
      • West Canton [Haywood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Canton
    • Bethel [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Haywood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Clyde [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<4>
    • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Junaluska
      • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Junaluska have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Junaluska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Junaluska<4>
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Waynesville [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
      • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<4>
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<4>
  • Jackson County
    • Argura [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argura
      • Argura [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argura
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
    • Tuckasegee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
      • Tuckasegee [Jackson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<4>
    • Cullowhee [Jackson County]
    • Cashiers [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashiers
      • Cashiers [Jackson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashiers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashiers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cashiers<4>
    • Glenville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Jackson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<4>
    • Forest Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
      • Forest Hills [Jackson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Forest Hills has also been known as:
      • Forest Hills village
      • Village of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hills<4>
    • Webster [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Jackson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Sylva [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
      • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<4>
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<4>
  • Madison County
    • Rollins [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollins
      • Rollins [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
    • Ivy [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Marshall [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<4>
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<4>
    • Trust [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trust
      • Trust [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trust
    • Hot Springs [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Madison County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<4>
  • McDowell County
    • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffitt Hill
    • Lackey Town [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackey Town
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<4>
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<4>
  • Polk County
    • Lynn [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Polk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<4>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<4>
    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Spring<4>
  • Rutherford County
    • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Chimney Rock Village
      • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Estimated population in 2015: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Chimney Rock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Chimney Rock Village
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<4>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<4>
    • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whitehouse [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
      • Whitehouse [Rutherford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<4>
    • Union Mills [Rutherford County]
    • Ruth [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Rutherford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Spindale [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spindale
      • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spindale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<4>
    • Forest City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<4>
    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Mills
  • Transylvania County
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<4>
    • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah Forest<4>
    • Seven Springs [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Transylvania County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
    • Brevard [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<4>
    • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
      • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mountain<4>
    • Balsam Grove [Transylvania County]
    • Rosman [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosman
      • Rosman [Transylvania County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosman<4>
    • Lake Toxaway [Transylvania County]
    • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxaway Falls
      • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
    • Sapphire [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sapphire
      • Sapphire [Transylvania County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sapphire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sapphire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sapphire<4>
  • Yancey County
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<4>
  • Greenville County (SC)
    • Caesars Head [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caesars Head
      • Caesars Head [Greenville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caesars Head
    • Cleveland [Greenville County]
    • Highland [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Greenville County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Tigerville [Greenville County]
    • Marietta [Greenville County]
    • Slater [Greenville County]
    • Gowensville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowensville
      • Gowensville [Greenville County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowensville
    • Travelers Rest [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Travelers Rest
      • Travelers Rest [Greenville County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Travelers Rest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Travelers Rest<4>
    • O'Neal [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Neal
      • O'Neal [Greenville County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Neal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
    • Taylors [Greenville County]
    • Greer [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greer
      • Greer [Greenville County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<4>
    • Greenville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Greenville County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<4>
  • Pickens County (SC)
    • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bottom
      • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Bottom
    • Sunset [Pickens County]
    • Pickens [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Pickens County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<4>
    • Easley [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easley
      • Easley [Pickens County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<4>
  • Spartanburg County (SC)
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landrum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<4>
    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campobello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campobello<4>
    • Gramling [Spartanburg County]
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman
      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<4>
    • Fingerville [Spartanburg County]
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<4>
    • Lyman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Spartanburg County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,796 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<4>
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellford
      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<4>
    • Boiling Springs [Spartanburg County]

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

Newspapers Published in Mills River ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mills River.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mills River, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mills River.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Mills River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mills River.

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

  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
  • Mill Pond Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mill Pond Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mill Pond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Pond Cemetery
  • Mills River Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mills River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mills River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River Cemetery
  • Sitton - Gillespie Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sitton - Gillespie Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sitton - Gillespie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sitton - Gillespie Cemetery
  • Shepherd Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shepherd Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shepherd Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd Memorial Park
  • Whitaker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitaker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitaker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitaker Cemetery
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    • McCarson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCarson Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the McCarson Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCarson Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #48032<6>
    • Patty's Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patty's Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patty's Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patty's Chapel Cemetery
    • Stuart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stuart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stuart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart Cemetery
    • Baker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Cemetery
    • Oak Forest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Forest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Forest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Forest Cemetery
    • Beulah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
    • St. Matthews Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Matthews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Matthews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Matthews Cemetery
    • Calvary Churchyard Cemetery
    • Long Shoals Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Long Shoals Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Long Shoals Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Long Shoals Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Mills River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Shoals 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.<7>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Mills River had a population of 61 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Mills River had a population of 7,471 people.

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

  • Mills River [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills River
    • Mills River [Henderson County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Mills River
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mills River had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<4>
  • Horse Shoe [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe
    • Horse Shoe [Henderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Mills River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Horse Shoe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horse Shoe<4>
  • Hillgirt [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillgirt
    • Hillgirt [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillgirt had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillgirt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillgirt
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Mills River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fletcher had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<4>
  • Bowman Bluff [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman Bluff
    • Bowman Bluff [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Mills River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bowman Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowman Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman Bluff
  • Avery Creek [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avery Creek
    • Avery Creek [Buncombe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avery Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avery Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avery Creek
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    • Arden [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arden
      • Arden [Buncombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Mills River
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 229 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arden had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arden<4>
    • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
      • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,216 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hendersonville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<4>
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Skyland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<4>
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Penrose had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<4>
    • Busbee [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Busbee
      • Busbee [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Busbee had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Busbee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Busbee
    • Fruitland [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
      • Fruitland [Henderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Mills River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fruitland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Mills River
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 491 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Flat Rock had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<4>
    • Buena Vista [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Buncombe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Mills River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buena Vista had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Davidson River [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidson River
      • Davidson River [Transylvania County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Mills River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Davidson River had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidson River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davidson River

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mills River ...

While our initial data about Mills River came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mills River 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 Mills River.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Mills River:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Mills River in these Censuses: 2010-2000. See our Census Page for Mills River for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mills River. See our Misc Page for Mills River for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Henderson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henderson County: www.hendersoncountync.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mills River) 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 Mills River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mills RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mills River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3881, Longitude: -82.5668    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Mills River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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