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Our Genealogical Helper for Spanishburg ...

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 Spanishburg (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 Spanishburg. 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.

Newspapers Published in Spanishburg ...

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 Spanishburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spanishburg, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spanishburg.

Cemeteries Near Spanishburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spanishburg.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Matoaka Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Robinett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall - Gott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  S Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  S Hypes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barberie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bratton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Winfrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Winfrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cassidy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Parmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Herndon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sandlick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Restlawn Memorial Estate   [Map]     
  SSW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Monte Vista Park   [Map]     
  S Lincoln Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shumate Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Camp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lilly 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Spanishburg had a population of 17 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lashmeet   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spanishburg
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pinoak   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Spanishburg
 - Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spanishburg
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,822 people in 2017)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spanishburg
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunns   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spanishburg
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Dunns had a post office and no railroad service
 
Egeria   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spanishburg
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleside   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spanishburg
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
 
Flat Top   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Spanishburg
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Flat Top had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duhring   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spanishburg
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Duhring had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Spanishburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spanishburg 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Mercer     (The home county for Spanishburg)
      Athens   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Edison   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Boone
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pax   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Alderson   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vale   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
McDowell
      Elkhorn   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gary   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Welch   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Davy   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      War   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Monroe
      Ballard   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Raleigh
      Eastgulf   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Helen   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shady Spring   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Summers
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Wyoming
      Bud   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Uno   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Giles (VA)
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Montgomery (VA)
      Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pulaski (VA)
      Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dublin (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Radford City (VA)
      New Town (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Radford (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Radford Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mill Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Little Town (VA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Wythe (VA)
      Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rural Retreat (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Spanishburg:

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:

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    
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    
Buchanan County (VA):       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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spanishburg ...

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

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

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 Spanishburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spanishburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4460, Longitude: -81.1201     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spanishburg 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 Spanishburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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