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Eads Mill, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Eads Mill ...

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 Eads Mill (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 Eads Mill. 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 Eads Mill ...

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 Eads Mill.

  • Typical abbreviation for Eads Mill: Eads Ml. (or less commonly used: Eads Mll.)
  • While the name of this community is Eads Mill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Eads Mill may originally have been Ead's Mill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Eads Mill might be written as Ead Mill.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Eads Mill 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 Eads Mill. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Eads Mill:

Mercer     (The home county for Eads Mill)
  Athens   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Princeton   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Edison   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pax   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Concho   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vale   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ronceverte   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fairlea   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hines   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gary   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Welch   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Davy   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  War   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Union City   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Helen   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bud   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Uno   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Montgomery (VA)
  Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Merrimac (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pulaski (VA)
  Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dublin (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pulaski (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Radford City (VA)
  New Town (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Radford (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mill Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Radford Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wythe (VA)
  Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wytheville (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Eads Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eads Mill.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Eads Mill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Dunns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Camp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barberie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hall - Gott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farley Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Matoaka Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SSW Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  S Hypes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cassidy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bratton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Winfrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walters Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cashes Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brammer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Eads Mill ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eads Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eads Mill, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eads Mill.

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.<3>

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

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

Spanishburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eads Mill
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Spanishburg had a post office and no railroad service
Dunns   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eads Mill
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Dunns had a post office and no railroad service
Pinoak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Eads Mill
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
Lashmeet   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Eads Mill
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
Flat Top   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eads Mill
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Flat Top had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Eads Mill
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,822 people in 2017)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Pipestem   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eads Mill
 - Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
Ellison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eads Mill
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Ellison 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 Eads Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eads Mill in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Eads Mill:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's



Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's



Montgomery County (VA):     Cyndi's



Pulaski County (VA):     Cyndi's



Radford City (VA):     Cyndi's


Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's



Wythe County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eads Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4798, Longitude: -81.0740     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eads Mill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Eads Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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