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Our Genealogical Helper for Cashers Hill ...

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 Cashers Hill (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 Cashers Hill. 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 Cashers Hill ...

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 Cashers Hill.

  • While the name of this community is Cashers Hill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Cashers Hill may originally have been Casher's Hill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Cashers Hill might be written as Casher Hill.

Newspapers Published in Cashers Hill ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cashers Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cashers Hill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cashers Hill.

Cemeteries Near Cashers Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cashers Hill.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Cashes Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Peterstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farley Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakvale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hare Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Karnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Blake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woolwine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Barberie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Broyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunns 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 Cashers Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cashers Hill.

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

Neponset   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cashers Hill
 - Neponset had a post office and no railroad service
Mercers Saltworks - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mercers Saltworks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cashers Hill
 - Mercers Saltworks had a post office and no railroad service
Elgood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cashers Hill
 - Elgood had a post office and no railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Cashers Hill
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Crumps Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cashers Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cashers Hill
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Glen Lyn had a post office and railroad service
Lurich (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cashers Hill
 - Lurich had railroad service and no post office
Cashmere   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cashers Hill
 - Cashmere had a post office and no railroad service
Willowton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Cashers Hill
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Willowton 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 Cashers Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cashers Hill 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 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.

Cashers Hill is located in Mercer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mercer County: Bland (VA), Giles (VA), Tazewell (VA), McDowell, Raleigh, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Mercer     (The home county for Cashers Hill)
      Athens   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pax   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ronceverte   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vale   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairlea   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lewisburg   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hines   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clendenenville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gary   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Welch   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballard   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shady Spring   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Helen   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bud   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Giles (VA)
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Montgomery (VA)
      Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrimac (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Riner (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pilot (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shawsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pulaski (VA)
      Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dublin (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Radford City (VA)
      New Town (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Radford (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Radford Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Little Town (VA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wythe (VA)
      Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - although 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 Cashers Hill:

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 Mercer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Radford City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cashers Hill. 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' distance that starts in Cashers Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cashers Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cashers Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4479, Longitude: -80.8887     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cashers Hill 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 Cashers Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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