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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spring Valley.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Spring Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spring Valley and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Valley and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Spring Valley. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Spring Valley.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Harris County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Harris County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Valley is near Fort Bend County and also Brazoria County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Fort Bend County

Sighting report for Brazoria County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Spring Valley.

How Far From Spring Valley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Spring Valley to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Spring Valley and extending to:

  • Houston [Map], which is the Seat of Harris County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Valley to Houston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 70 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,091 miles [11,411.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,812 miles [12,572.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,688 miles [9,153.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Valley ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

City of Spring Valley Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Spring Valley   [Map]

Forest Pine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Frosttown (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hennessey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Holly Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Hunters Creek Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Memorial Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Memorial Pines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Memorial Plaza   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Monarch Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Pine Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Piney Point Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Royal Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Rustling Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Shadow Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Spring Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Spring Shadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Timber Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Spring Valley. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Johnny Ace     (Born as John Marshall Alexander, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at an age of 25. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<7>

Jewel Akens

Singer. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Tueday September 12, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 1, 2013 at an age of 79. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jewel Akens

Alan Dante 'The Horse' Ameche

Professional football. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 1, 1933 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday August 8, 1988 at an age of 55. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Dante 'The Horse' Ameche

Curtis Edward Amy

Musician. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Friday October 11, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday June 5, 2002 at an age of 72. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curtis Edward Amy

Donald 'Red' Barry

Actor. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Thursday January 11, 1912 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday July 17, 1980 at an age of 68. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Red' Barry

Stanwood Fulton 'Stan' Baumgartner

Major League Baseball. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Friday December 14, 1894 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 4, 1955 at an age of 60. He was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanwood Fulton 'Stan' Baumgartner

Alan Bean     (Alan LaVern Bean)

Astronaut, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, painter. He was born in Wheeler (Texas) on Tueday March 15, 1932 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday May 26, 2018 at an age of 86. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Bean

Ricky Lynn Bell

Professional football. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Friday April 8, 1955 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 28, 1984 at an age of 29. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ricky Lynn Bell

Billy Bizor

Musician. He was born in Centerville (Texas) on Wednesday September 3, 1913 and died in Houston (Texas) on Friday April 4, 1969 at an age of 55. He was buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bizor

Barbara Bush

First Lady to President of George H.W. Bush (Presidenticy 1900-1900). She was born in New York (New York) on Monday June 8, 1925 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday April 17, 2018 at an age of 92.

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Bush

George H.W. Bush     (George Herbert Walker Bush)

41st President of the US (1989 - 1993). He was born in Milton (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 12, 1924 and died in Houston (Texas).

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George H.W. Bush

Dixie Carter     (Dixie Virginia Carter)

Actress. She was born in McLemoresville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday April 10, 2010 at an age of 80. She was buried at McLemoresville Cemetery (Carroll County, Tennessee) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dixie Carter

Jerry Denny

Major League Baseball. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday March 16, 1859 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday August 16, 1927 at an age of 68. He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Denny

Communities Also Named Spring Valley ...

We have found 81 communities that share the name Spring Valley.

Within Texas, there are 2 communities which are also named Spring Valley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 79 communities in the United States and Canada - with 77 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Other Communities Located In Texas

McLennan County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, McLennan County   [Map]

Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northwest.

Travis County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Travis County

Although located in Travis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Colbert County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Colbert County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northeast.

Mobile County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Mobile County   [Map]

Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Yavapai County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Arkansas

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lonoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North Northeast.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the North.

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, El Dorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km] to the West Northwest.

San Diego County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, San Diego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Teller County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Teller County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Teller County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the Northeast.

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Newton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the East Northeast.

Troup County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Troup County   [Map]

Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Bureau County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Bureau County   [Map]

Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Whiteside County   [Map]

Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Decatur County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Decatur County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Decatur County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Mahaska County   [Map]

Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the North.

Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Leavenworth County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Leavenworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McPherson County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, McPherson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in McPherson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Phillips County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Phillips County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Phillips County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,216 miles [1,957 km] to the Northeast.

Frederick County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,221 miles [1,965 km] to the Northeast.

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Saint Mary's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,216 miles [1,957 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Fillmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Webster County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Webster County   [Map]

Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Camden County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Camden County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Camden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McDonald County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, McDonald County   [Map]

Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North.

Montana

Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lake County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,221 miles [1,965 km] to the West Northwest.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the Northwest.

New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Monmouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Rockland County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Rockland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,431 miles [2,303 km] to the Northeast.

Westchester County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Westchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Alamance County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Durham County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Durham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Guilford County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Gallia County   [Map]

Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the Northeast.

Geauga County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Geauga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the Northeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the Northeast.

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Guernsey County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the Northeast.

Lorain County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lorain County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lorain County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lucas County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lucas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Spring Valley

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Berks County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Berks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Bucks County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Bucks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the Northeast.

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the Northeast.

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Dauphin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km] to the Northeast.

Northampton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Northampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Spring Valley   [Map]

Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Spring Valley   [Map]

Distance: About 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km] to the Northeast.

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Spring Valley   [Map]

Distance: About 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km] to the North Northwest.

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Richland County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East Northeast.

York County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Turner County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Turner County   [Map]

Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the North.

Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast.

Houston County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northeast.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Frederick County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the Northeast.

Grayson County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the East Northeast.

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Roanoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the Northeast.

Stafford County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Stafford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Spokane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,674 miles [2,694 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Manitowoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Pierce County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km] to the North.

Rock County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Rock County   [Map]

Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Wyoming

Uinta County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Uinta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km] to the Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Harris County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spring Valley: www.springvalleytx.com/

The official website for Harris County: www.co.harris.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Valley) 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 Spring Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7897, Longitude: -95.5036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Spring Valley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.68 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.622 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.411 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Spring Valley could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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 Spring Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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