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Our Genealogy Helper for Highland Springs ...

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 Highland Springs (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 Highland Springs. 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 Highland Springs ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Highland Springs: Highland Spgs. (or less commonly used: Highland Spngs. or Highland Sprngs.)

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 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.

Highland Springs is located in Henrico County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henrico County: Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, New Kent & Richmond.

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

  • Henrico County     (The home county of Highland Springs)
    • Sandston [Henrico County]
    • Lee Park [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Park
      • Lee Park [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Park
    • Heckler Village [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heckler Village
      • Heckler Village [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heckler Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heckler Village
    • Fort Lee [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lee
      • Fort Lee [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lee
    • Montrose [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Green Meadows [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Meadows
      • Green Meadows [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Meadows
    • East Highland Park [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Highland Park
      • East Highland Park [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Highland Park
    • Oak Hill [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Turner Woods [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turner Woods
      • Turner Woods [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Woods
    • Currituck Farms [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Currituck Farms
      • Currituck Farms [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Currituck Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Currituck Farms
    • Oakland [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Varina [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varina
      • Varina [Henrico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varina
  • Amelia County
  • Caroline County
    • Burruss Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
      • Burruss Corner [Caroline County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burruss Corner
    • Ruther Glen [Caroline County]
    • Penola [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penola
      • Penola [Caroline County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penola
    • Bowling Green [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
      • Bowling Green [Caroline County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<2>
  • Charles City County
    • Kimages [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimages
      • Kimages [Charles City County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimages have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimages
    • Charles City [Charles City County]
    • Ruthville [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
      • Ruthville [Charles City County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
  • Chesterfield County
    • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley Village
      • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley Village
    • Bensley [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley
      • Bensley [Chesterfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley
    • Bellwood [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Chesterfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Beulah Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah Village
      • Beulah Village [Chesterfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Village
    • Chesterfield Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Village
      • Chesterfield Village [Chesterfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Village
    • Meadowville [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
      • Meadowville [Chesterfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Bon Air [Chesterfield County]
    • Bermuda Hundred [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda Hundred
      • Bermuda Hundred [Chesterfield County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bermuda Hundred. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Screamersville [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamersville
      • Screamersville [Chesterfield County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Screamersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chester [Chesterfield County]
    • Chesterfield Court House [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Court House
      • Chesterfield Court House [Chesterfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Court House
    • Robious [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robious
      • Robious [Chesterfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robious
  • Colonial Heights City
    • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<2>
  • Dinwiddie County
    • Grant Village [Dinwiddie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant Village
      • Grant Village [Dinwiddie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Village
    • Addison [Dinwiddie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Dinwiddie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
    • Maitland Village [Dinwiddie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maitland Village
      • Maitland Village [Dinwiddie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maitland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maitland Village
  • Essex County
    • Millers Tavern [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Tavern
      • Millers Tavern [Essex County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Tavern
    • Dunnsville [Essex County]
    • Tappahannock [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappahannock
      • Tappahannock [Essex County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappahannock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tappahannock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappahannock<2>
  • Goochland County
  • Hanover County
    • Mechanicsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<2>
    • Atlee Station [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
      • Atlee Station [Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
    • Westwood [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood
      • Westwood [Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood
    • Hanover [Hanover County]
    • Gwathmey [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
      • Gwathmey [Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwathmey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwathmey
    • Ashland [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Hanover County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<2>
    • Taylorsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Hanover County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Rockville [Hanover County]
    • Montpelier [Hanover County]
    • Vontay [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vontay
      • Vontay [Hanover County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vontay
    • Hewlett [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hewlett
      • Hewlett [Hanover County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hewlett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hewlett
    • Beaverdam [Hanover County]
  • Hopewell City
    • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<2>
  • James City County
    • Norge [James City County]
    • Jamestown [James City County]
  • King and Queen County
    • Walkerton [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkerton
      • Walkerton [King and Queen County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
    • Cauthornville [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cauthornville
      • Cauthornville [King and Queen County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cauthornville
    • Crouch [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
      • Crouch [King and Queen County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouch
    • Cumnor [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumnor
      • Cumnor [King and Queen County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumnor
    • Mattaponi [King and Queen County]
  • King William County
    • Manquin [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manquin
      • Manquin [King William County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manquin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manquin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manquin<2>
    • Rumford [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
      • Rumford [King William County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumford
    • Tuck Fork [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuck Fork
      • Tuck Fork [King William County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuck Fork
    • Romancoke [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romancoke
      • Romancoke [King William County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romancoke
    • West Point [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [King William County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<2>
  • Louisa County
    • Bumpass [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
      • Bumpass [Louisa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • Bumpass has also been known as:
      • Bumpas
      • Bumpass Junction
      • Bumpass Station
      • Bumpass Turnout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumpass<2>
  • Middlesex County
  • New Kent County
    • New Kent [New Kent County]
    • Plum Point [New Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [New Kent County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point
  • Petersburg City
    • Petersburg [Petersburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Petersburg City] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<2>
  • Powhatan County
    • Huguenot [Powhatan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
      • Huguenot [Powhatan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
  • Prince George County
    • Garysville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysville
      • Garysville [Prince George County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysville
    • Burrowsville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrowsville
      • Burrowsville [Prince George County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrowsville
  • Richmond City
    • Montrose Heights [Richmond City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose Heights
      • Montrose Heights [Richmond City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose Heights
    • Richmond [Richmond City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Richmond City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<2>
  • Richmond County
    • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Gardens
      • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Gardens
    • Walmsley Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walmsley Village
      • Walmsley Village [Richmond County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walmsley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walmsley Village
    • Chippenham Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippenham Village
      • Chippenham Village [Richmond County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Highland Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippenham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippenham Village
  • Spotsylvania County
    • Partlow [Spotsylvania County]
  • Surry County
    • Claremont [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Surry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Surry [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry [Surry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<2>
  • Sussex County
    • Waverly [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Sussex County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<2>
  • Williamsburg City
    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Highland Springs ...

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 461 newspapers that have been published in the area around Highland Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Highland Springs, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Highland Springs.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Virginia

Cemeteries Near Highland Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Highland Springs.

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

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Highland Springs had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Highland Springs [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Springs
    • Highland Springs [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Highland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Springs<2>
  • Fair Oaks [Henrico County]
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    • Fair Oaks [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fair Oaks had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Seven Pines [Henrico County]
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    • Seven Pines [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Seven Pines had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fort Lee [Henrico County]
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    • Fort Lee [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Lee had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ellerson [Hanover County]
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    • Ellerson [Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ellerson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellerson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pole Green [Hanover County]
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    • Pole Green [Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Highland Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pole Green had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pole Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Varina Grove [Henrico County]
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      • Varina Grove [Henrico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Varina Grove had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Brook Hill [Henrico County]
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      • Brook Hill [Henrico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brook Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brook Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cotman [Henrico County] - Historic
      • While Cotman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotman
      • Cotman [Henrico County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Highland Springs
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glendale [Henrico County]
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      • Glendale [Henrico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glendale had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Elko [Henrico County]
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      • Elko [Henrico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Highland Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elko had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
    • Dispatch [New Kent County] - Historic
      • While Dispatch was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dispatch
      • Dispatch [New Kent County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Highland Springs
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dispatch had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dispatch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Atlee Station [Hanover County]
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      • Atlee Station [Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Highland Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Atlee Station had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
    • Old Church [Hanover County]
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      • Old Church [Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Highland Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Old Church had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Church have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Church
    • Studley [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Studley
      • Studley [Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Highland Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Studley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Studley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Studley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Studley<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Highland Springs ...

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

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.

Note for Highland Springs:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Virginia (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Henrico County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Henrico County: www.co.henrico.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Highland Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Highland Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Highland SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5460, Longitude: -77.3277    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Highland Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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