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Welcome to 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.




Spears would have been located within present day Lincoln County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Spears is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Spears was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Spears would have been located in the (304) & (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Spears ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Chapmanville   [Map]   1,137   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Danville   [Map]   629   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   1,072   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Harts   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,801   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mitchell Heights   [Map]   286   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Spears.

Communities Also Named Spears ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Spears - they are located in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spears.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spears. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spears. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spears.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Spears:

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

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



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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spears - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning 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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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spears.

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