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Our Genealogical Helper for Spears ...

So far, we have found very little information about Spears. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Spears to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Spears, please Contact Us.

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 Spears (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 Spears. 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 Spears ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spears.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spears, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spears.

Cemeteries Near Spears ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spears.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lunsard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Noah Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCallister Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fulks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE DeHaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goldsberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McComas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yeager Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bear Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Calloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stowers - Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ferrellsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plumley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McComas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bear Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Works Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mann Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bulger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dalton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Seites Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Albright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Piney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  S Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mobley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E McNealy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jeffers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beckelheimer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Queen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Queens Ridge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Perrys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Varnie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Midkiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goode Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Isaacs 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.

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

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

Fourteen - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
Spurlockville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Spears
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
Jenks   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Spears
 - Jenks had a post office and no railroad service
Myra   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Myra had a post office and no railroad service
Cove Gap   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Cove Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Sheridan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spears
 - Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
Griffithsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
Sweetland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spears
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
Hamlin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,072 people in 2017)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
Kiahsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Spears
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Kiahsville 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 Spears. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spears 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Spears is historic, it would have been located within present day Lincoln County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam & Wayne.

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

Lincoln     (The home county for Spears)
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Harts   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Layville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Manila   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Julian   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Turtle Creek   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lory   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Havana   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Milton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holden   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Upland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Musick   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pie   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rush (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carter (KY)
      Jeriel (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meally (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nippa (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Martin (KY)
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pike (KY)
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canada (KY)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sidney (KY)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Varney (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Spears:

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 Lincoln County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Spears, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Spears. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spears) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spears. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1223, Longitude: -82.1157     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spears have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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