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Our Genealogy Helper for Springwood ...

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 Springwood (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 Springwood. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Springwood is located in Botetourt 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 Botetourt County: Alleghany, Bedford, Craig, Roanoke & Rockbridge.

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

  • Botetourt County     (The home county of Springwood)
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<2>
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<2>
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<2>
    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<2>
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<2>
    • Glen Wilton [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Wilton
      • Glen Wilton [Botetourt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Wilton
    • Laymantown [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<2>
    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
  • Alleghany County
    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
    • Selma [Alleghany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Alleghany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
      • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<2>
  • Amherst County
    • Forks of Buffalo [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of Buffalo
      • Forks of Buffalo [Amherst County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks of Buffalo
    • Madison Heights [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights [Amherst County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<2>
    • Amherst [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Amherst County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<2>
    • Lowesville [Amherst County]
  • Augusta County
  • Bath County
    • Carloover [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carloover
      • Carloover [Bath County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carloover
    • Healing Springs [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healing Springs
      • Healing Springs [Bath County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healing Springs
    • Millboro [Bath County]
    • Warm Springs [Bath County]
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,597 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<2>
  • Bedford County
    • Villamont [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont [Bedford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
    • Joppa Mill [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
      • Joppa Mill [Bedford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
    • Lowry [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry [Bedford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Goode [Bedford County]
    • Boonsboro [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
      • Boonsboro [Bedford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
    • Forest [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Bedford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<2>
    • Radford [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Bedford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
  • Buena Vista City
    • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<2>
  • Campbell County
    • Altavista [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<2>
    • Rustburg [Campbell County]
  • Covington City
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,538 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<2>
  • Craig County
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<2>
    • Abbott [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Craig County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
  • Franklin County
    • Westlake Corner [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
      • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Chimney
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<2>
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<2>
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<2>
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
  • Lexington City
    • Lexington [Lexington City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<2>
  • Lynchburg City
    • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine Village
      • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine Village
    • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<2>
  • Montgomery County
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<2>
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
      • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<2>
  • Roanoke City
    • Buena Vista [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Roanoke City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<2>
    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
  • Roanoke County
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<2>
    • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • Vinton [Roanoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<2>
    • Mason Cove [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
      • Mason Cove [Roanoke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cove
    • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Wabun [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun [Roanoke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
  • Rockbridge County
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<2>
    • Goshen [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Rockbridge County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<2>
    • Brownsburg [Rockbridge County]
  • Salem City
    • Sunset Village [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Salem City] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Salem [Salem City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Salem City] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>
  • Greenbrier County (WV)
    • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sulphur Springs
      • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Springwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,351 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Sulphur Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Sulphur Springs<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Springwood ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springwood, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springwood.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Springwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springwood.

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

  • Shafer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shafer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shafer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shafer Cemetery
  • Houseman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Houseman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Houseman Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houseman Cemetery
  • Linkenhoker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Linkenhoker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Linkenhoker Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linkenhoker Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Mays Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mays Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mays Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mays Cemetery
  • Wesley Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel Cemetery
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    • Rudisill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rudisill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rudisill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudisill Cemetery
    • Piney Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Piney Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Piney Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove Cemetery
    • Simmons Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Simmons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Simmons Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Simmons Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmons Cemetery
    • Robinson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Robinson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Springwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robinson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Cemetery
    • Ponton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ponton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ponton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Springwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ponton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponton Cemetery
    • Peck Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Peck Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Springwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peck Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peck Cemetery
    • Godwin Cemetery
      • Godwin Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Godwin Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godwin Cemetery
    • Thompson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thompson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52418<5>
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olivet Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Springwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olivet 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Springwood had a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Springwood [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood
    • Springwood [Botetourt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Springwood
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
  • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 802 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,174 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buchanan had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<2>
  • Botetourt [Botetourt County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Botetourt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • While Botetourt was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Botetourt
    • Botetourt [Botetourt County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Botetourt had a post office and no railroad service
  • Lithia [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lithia
    • Lithia [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Springwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lithia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lithia
  • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Springwood
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salisbury had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
  • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Springwood
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salt Petre Cave had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
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    • Dillon [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
      • Dillon [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dillon had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Arcadia [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arcadia had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 763 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fincastle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<2>
    • Munford [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munford
      • Munford [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Munford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munford
    • Eagle Rock [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Rock
      • Eagle Rock [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Springwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 223 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eagle Rock had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Rock<2>
    • Alpine [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alpine had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Rocky Point [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Point had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Nace [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nace
      • Nace [Botetourt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nace had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nace
    • Bessemer [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
      • Bessemer [Botetourt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Springwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springwood ...

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

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 Springwood:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Botetourt County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.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- Springwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5490, Longitude: -79.7448       In this case, the coordinates for Springwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<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 Springwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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