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Our Genealogical Helper for Bubbling Spring ...

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 Bubbling Spring (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Bubbling Spring. 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.

Name Variations for Bubbling Spring ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Bubbling Spring.

  • Typical abbreviation for Bubbling Spring: Bubbling Spg. (or less commonly used: Bubbling Spng. or Bubbling Sprng.)

Newspapers Published in Bubbling Spring ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bubbling Spring.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bubbling Spring, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bubbling Spring.

Cemeteries Near Bubbling Spring ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bubbling Spring.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Capon Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Racey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Green Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Redland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Lamps Memorial Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gainesboro Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<2>

While we didn't find Bubbling Spring in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bubbling Spring.

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

Dillons Run - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dillons Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bubbling Spring
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dillons Run had a post office and no railroad service
Lehew   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bubbling Spring
 - Lehew had a post office and no railroad service
Capon Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bubbling Spring
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 371 people in 2017)
 - Capon Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Enon Springs (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bubbling Spring
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rock Enon Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Millbrook   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bubbling Spring
 - Millbrook had a post office and no railroad service
Yellow Spring   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bubbling Spring
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Yellow Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Cold Stream   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bubbling Spring
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Cold Stream had a post office and no railroad service
Sedan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bubbling Spring
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Sedan had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bubbling Spring. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bubbling Spring in the 1890's.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Bubbling Spring is located in Hampshire County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hampshire County: Allegany (MD), Frederick (VA), Hardy, Mineral & Morgan.

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

Hampshire     (The home county for Bubbling Spring)
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Romney   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arden   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lost City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Keyser   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Creek   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartmansville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elk Garden   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bath   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loarville (MD)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midland (MD)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Garrett (MD)
      Bloomington (MD)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (MD)
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Somerset (PA)
      Wellersburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Frederick (VA)
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Page (VA)
      Luray (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rappahannock (VA)
      Washington (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodstock (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbia Furnace (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edinburg (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Basye-Bryce Mountain (VA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Jackson (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Overall (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Hampshire County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkeley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fauquier County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Page County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rappahannock County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Hampshire County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Hampshire County

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.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Bubbling Spring. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bubbling Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bubbling Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2543, Longitude: -78.4581     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bubbling Spring have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Bubbling Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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