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Salt Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Salt 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 Salt 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 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 Salt 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 Salt 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 Salt Sulphur Springs.

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

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

Salt Sulphur Springs is located in Monroe County.

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

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

Monroe     (The home county for Salt Sulphur Springs)
  Union   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Hollywood   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ronceverte   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fairlea   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  White Sulphur Springs   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vale   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clendenenville   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Frankford   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Anthony   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Alleghany (VA)
  Low Moor (VA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Botetourt (VA)
  Daleville (VA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fincastle (VA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Apple Tree Village (VA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cloverdale (VA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Runaway Village (VA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Troutville (VA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Covington City (VA)
  Covington (VA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Craig (VA)
  Abbott (VA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Castle (VA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Floyd (VA)
  Terrys Fork (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (VA)
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Montgomery (VA)
  Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Merrimac (VA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shawsville (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Riner (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pilot (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pulaski (VA)
  Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dublin (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pulaski (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Radford City (VA)
  Mill Village (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Radford Village (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Radford (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Town (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Roanoke City (VA)
  Roanoke (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Roanoke (VA)
  Hollins (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bent Mountain (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cave Spring (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Salem City (VA)
  Salem (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Salt Sulphur Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Salt 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 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 Salt Sulphur Springs covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Dropping Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Ballard - Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fortner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gap Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Kire Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Salt 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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Salt Sulphur Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Salt Sulphur Springs, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Salt Sulphur Springs.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Salt Sulphur Springs had a population of 64 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lillydale   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - Lillydale had a post office and no railroad service
Knobs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - Knobs had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 348 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Keenan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - Keenan had a post office and no railroad service
Johnson Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Johnson Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Camp   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Rock Camp had a post office and no railroad service
Zenith   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Zenith had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hillsdale had a post office and no railroad service
Pickaway   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Pickaway had a post office and no railroad service
Greenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Salt Sulphur Springs
 - Greenville 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 Salt Sulphur Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Salt Sulphur Springs in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Salt Sulphur Springs:

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Alleghany County (VA):     Cyndi's



Botetourt County (VA):     Cyndi's



Covington City (VA):     Cyndi's


Craig County (VA):     Cyndi's



Floyd County (VA):     Cyndi's



Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's



Montgomery County (VA):     Cyndi's



Pulaski County (VA):     Cyndi's



Radford City (VA):     Cyndi's


Roanoke City (VA):     Cyndi's


Roanoke County (VA):     Cyndi's



Salem City (VA):     Cyndi's



Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Salt Sulphur Springs ...

While our initial data about Salt Sulphur Springs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Salt 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 Salt 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 Salt Sulphur Springs:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Monroe County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Sulphur Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5706, Longitude: -80.5717     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salt Sulphur Springs 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 Salt Sulphur Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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