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Our Genealogical Helper for Green Sulphur Springs ...

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 Green Sulphur Springs (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 Green Sulphur Springs. 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 Green Sulphur Springs ...

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 Green Sulphur Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Green Sulphur Springs: Green Sulphur Spgs. (or less commonly used: Green Sulphur Spngs. or Green Sulphur Sprngs.)

Newspapers Published in Green Sulphur Springs ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Sulphur Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Sulphur Springs, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Sulphur Springs.

Cemeteries Near Green Sulphur Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Green Sulphur Springs.

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 Green Sulphur Springs covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Hicks - Swell Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wickline Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Patton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N William Thomas Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW St. Colmans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Goddard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Upland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Beechnut Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Pence Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Restwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Layland 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Green Sulphur Springs had a population of 123 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Elton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Green Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elton had a post office and no railroad service
New Richmond - Historic   [Map]
 - While New Richmond was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Green Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - New Richmond had a post office and railroad service
Sandstone   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Green Sulphur Springs
 - Sandstone had railroad service and no post office
Lawn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Green Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Lawn had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy Meadows   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Green Sulphur Springs
 - Grassy Meadows had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Dale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Green Sulphur Springs
 - Spring Dale had a post office and no railroad service
Brooks   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Green Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Brooks had a post office and railroad service
Dawson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Green Sulphur Springs
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
Clayton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Green Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Clayton 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 Green Sulphur Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green Sulphur Springs 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 doctors and 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.

Green Sulphur Springs is located in Summers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Summers County: Giles (VA), Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe & Raleigh.

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

Summers     (The home county for Green Sulphur Springs)
      Hinton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pax   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vale   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hines   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairlea   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Handley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ballard   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shady Spring   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (VA)
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Green Sulphur Springs:

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 Summers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles 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 Summers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Green Sulphur Springs ...

While our initial data for Green Sulphur Springs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Green Sulphur Springs 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 Green Sulphur Springs.

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 Green Sulphur Springs:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Green Sulphur Springs.
      See our Misc Page for Green Sulphur Springs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Green Sulphur Springs. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Green Sulphur Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Green Sulphur Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Sulphur Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8079, Longitude: -80.8162     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Sulphur Springs 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 Green Sulphur Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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