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Welcome to Spring Mills ...

Spring Mills is primarily located in Appomattox County<1>. A portion of Spring Mills extends into Campbell County.

We aren't confident of the location of Spring Mills, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Spring Mills, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1857.

A typical abbreviation for Spring Mills: Spring Mls. (or less commonly used: Spring Mlls.)

Spring Mills is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Spring Mills lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Spring Mills: (434)

Communities Also Named Spring Mills ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Spring Mills - they are located in Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spring Mills.

Communities near Spring Mills ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spring Mills.

  • Lynchburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Appomattox
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Brookneal
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Pamplin City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Phenix
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
    • Phenix is located in Charlotte County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
  • Concord
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Spout Spring
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spout Spring
    • Spout Spring is located in Appomattox County
  • Evergreen
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen is located in Appomattox County
  • Gladys
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Rustburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spring Mills. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spring Mills.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spring Mills. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spring Mills.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Mills. See our Newspapers Page for Spring Mills.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spring Mills ...

Looking for more information about Spring Mills? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Spring Mills, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Spring Mills.

Adding Spring Mills to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Spring Mills in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Spring Mills was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Spring Mills post office opened in 1857.

We also found Spring Mills in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Spring Mills.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Appomattox, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spring Mills - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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