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Our Genealogy Helper for Spencer ...

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 Spencer (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 Spencer. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Spencer is located in Henry 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 Henry County: Rockingham (NC), Stokes (NC), Franklin, Patrick & Pittsylvania.

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

  • Henry County     (The home county of Spencer)
    • Horse Pasture [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Pasture have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Pasture
      • Horse Pasture [Henry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Pasture
    • Fieldale [Henry County]
    • Villa Heights [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Heights
      • Villa Heights [Henry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Heights
    • Ridgeway [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 693 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
    • Stanleytown [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanleytown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanleytown
      • Stanleytown [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanleytown<3>
    • Collinsville [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
    • Bassett [Henry County]
    • Chatmoss [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatmoss have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatmoss
      • Chatmoss [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatmoss
    • Reed Creek Village [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Creek Village
      • Reed Creek Village [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Creek Village
    • Laurel Park [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
    • Oak Level [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Level have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Level
      • Oak Level [Henry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Level
    • Sandy Level [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Level have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Level
      • Sandy Level [Henry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Level
  • Carroll County
    • Pike City [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike City
      • Pike City [Carroll County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike City
    • Cana [Carroll County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cana have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cana
      • Cana [Carroll County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cana<3>
    • Dugspur [Carroll County]
    • Fancy Gap [Carroll County]
  • Danville City
    • Danville [Danville City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Danville City] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
  • Floyd County
    • Pizarro [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pizarro
      • Pizarro [Floyd County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pizarro
    • Floyd [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd [Floyd County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floyd<3>
    • Poff [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poff
      • Poff [Floyd County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poff
    • Simpsons [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
      • Simpsons [Floyd County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsons
  • Franklin County
    • Henry [Franklin County]
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
    • Sydnorsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sydnorsville
      • Sydnorsville [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sydnorsville
    • Barfoot [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<3>
    • Laprades Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laprades Mill
      • Laprades Mill [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laprades Mill
    • Algoma [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<3>
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<3>
  • Martinsville City
    • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
    • Riner [Montgomery County]
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<3>
  • Patrick County
    • Critz [Patrick County]
    • Patrick Springs [Patrick County]
    • Stuart [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuart
      • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<3>
    • Peters Creek [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek [Patrick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek
    • Meadows of Dan [Patrick County]
    • Carters Mill [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carters Mill
      • Carters Mill [Patrick County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters Mill
    • Ararat [Patrick County]
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Chatham [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham [Pittsylvania County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
  • Roanoke County
  • Caswell County (NC)
    • Pelham [Caswell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Caswell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Yanceyville [Caswell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yanceyville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yanceyville
      • Yanceyville [Caswell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,963 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yanceyville<3>
    • Blanch [Caswell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanch have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
      • Blanch [Caswell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanch<3>
  • Forsyth County (NC)
    • Stonewood Acres [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood Acres
      • Stonewood Acres [Forsyth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood Acres
    • Belews Creek [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belews Creek
      • Belews Creek [Forsyth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belews Creek
    • Crims Crossroads [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crims Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crims Crossroads
      • Crims Crossroads [Forsyth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crims Crossroads
    • Brinkley Estates [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brinkley Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brinkley Estates
      • Brinkley Estates [Forsyth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brinkley Estates
    • Dennis [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
      • Dennis [Forsyth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
    • Bannertown [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bannertown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannertown
      • Bannertown [Forsyth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bannertown
    • Pine Knolls [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Knolls
      • Pine Knolls [Forsyth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Knolls
    • White Road [Forsyth County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Road have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Road
      • White Road [Forsyth County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
    • Chestnut Trails [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Trails have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Trails
      • Chestnut Trails [Forsyth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Trails
    • Bonanza Hills [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza Hills
      • Bonanza Hills [Forsyth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonanza Hills
    • Kynwood [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kynwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kynwood
      • Kynwood [Forsyth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kynwood
    • King [Forsyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Forsyth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,861 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King<3>
  • Guilford County (NC)
    • Stokesdale [Guilford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokesdale
      • Stokesdale [Guilford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,489 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokesdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stokesdale<3>
    • Scalesville [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scalesville
      • Scalesville [Guilford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scalesville
    • Summerfield [Guilford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerfield
      • Summerfield [Guilford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,376 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerfield<3>
    • Oak Ridge [Guilford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
      • Oak Ridge [Guilford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,049 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge<3>
    • Browns Summit [Guilford County]
    • Colfax [Guilford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Guilford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<3>
    • Greensboro [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Guilford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 296,710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<3>
    • McLeansville [Guilford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLeansville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLeansville
      • McLeansville [Guilford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLeansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McLeansville<3>
  • Rockingham County (NC)
    • Matrimony [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matrimony
      • Matrimony [Rockingham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matrimony
    • Stoneville [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Rockingham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneville<3>
    • Mayodan [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayodan have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayodan
      • Mayodan [Rockingham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayodan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayodan<3>
    • Fairview [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Rockingham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Providence [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Shiloh [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Madison [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Rockingham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Eden [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Rockingham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,886 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<3>
    • Meadow Summit [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Summit
      • Meadow Summit [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Summit
    • College Village [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Village
      • College Village [Rockingham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Village
    • Gold Hill [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
      • Gold Hill [Rockingham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
    • Wentworth [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wentworth
      • Wentworth [Rockingham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth
  • Stokes County (NC)
    • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy Ridge<3>
    • Oak Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
      • Oak Ridge [Stokes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
    • Snow Hill [Stokes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Stokes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Lawsonville [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawsonville
      • Lawsonville [Stokes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawsonville
    • Aarons Corner [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons Corner
      • Aarons Corner [Stokes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aarons Corner
    • Upper Sawra Town [Stokes County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Sawra Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Sawra Town
      • Upper Sawra Town [Stokes County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
    • Danbury [Stokes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danbury
      • Danbury [Stokes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<3>
    • Meadows [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadows
      • Meadows [Stokes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows
    • Pine Hall [Stokes County]
    • Bailey Town [Stokes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town [Stokes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Town
    • Walnut Cove [Stokes County]
    • Quaker Gap [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Gap
      • Quaker Gap [Stokes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Gap
  • Surry County (NC)
    • Albion [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Surry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Westfield [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Surry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westfield<3>
    • Mount Herman [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Herman
      • Mount Herman [Surry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Herman
    • Pilot Mountain [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Mountain
      • Pilot Mountain [Surry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Mountain<3>
    • Ararat [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ararat have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ararat
      • Ararat [Surry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ararat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ararat<3>
    • Mount Airy [Surry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
      • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<3>
  • Yadkin County (NC)
    • East Bend [Yadkin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bend
      • East Bend [Yadkin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Bend<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Spencer ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spencer.

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

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 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 Spencer:

  • 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 Virginia

Cemeteries Near Spencer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spencer.

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

  • Mt. Olive East Christian Church Cemetery
  • Chestnut Knob Cemetery
  • Christian View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christian View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Christian View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christian View Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian View Cemetery
  • Trinity Church Of The Living God Cemetery
  • Nettle Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nettle Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nettle Ridge Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Spencer.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nettle Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettle Ridge Cemetery
  • Price UMC Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old Center Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Center Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Spencer.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Center Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Center Cemetery
    • Peoples Cemetery
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Harris Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Harris Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Spencer.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harris Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Cemetery
    • Gibson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gibson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gibson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Spencer.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gibson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oakwood Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood Cemetery
    • Goodwill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodwill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goodwill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Spencer.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodwill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwill Cemetery
    • Critz Baptist Church 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Spencer had a population of 98 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Spencer [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Henry County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Spencer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spencer had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
  • Horse Pasture [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Pasture have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Pasture
    • Horse Pasture [Henry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Horse Pasture had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Pasture
  • Preston [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
    • Preston [Henry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Preston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
  • Stella [Patrick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stella have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
    • Stella [Patrick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stella had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
  • Blackberry [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackberry have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackberry
    • Blackberry [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Spencer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blackberry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackberry
  • Nettleridge [Patrick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleridge
    • Nettleridge [Patrick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nettleridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleridge
  • Continue List ...
    • Price [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Rockingham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Price had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Critz [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Critz
      • Critz [Patrick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Critz had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Critz
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Critz<3>
    • Ridgeway [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Spencer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 236 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 693 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ridgeway had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
    • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy Ridge<3>
    • Matrimony [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matrimony
      • Matrimony [Rockingham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Spencer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Matrimony had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matrimony
    • Patrick Springs [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick Springs
      • Patrick Springs [Patrick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Spencer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Patrick Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patrick Springs<3>
    • Delta [Stokes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Stokes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Spencer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Delta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Beaver Island [Rockingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Island have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Island
      • Beaver Island [Rockingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Spencer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beaver Island had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Island
    • Reed Creek Village [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Creek Village
      • Reed Creek Village [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Spencer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reed Creek Village had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Creek Village

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spencer ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Spencer:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spencer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6199, Longitude: -80.0073       In this case, the coordinates for Spencer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Spencer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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