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Our Genealogical Helper for Sprigg ...

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 Sprigg (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 Sprigg. 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 Sprigg ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sprigg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sprigg, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sprigg.

Cemeteries Near Sprigg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sprigg.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Phillips Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Julius Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Matthew Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Runyon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mountain View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  S Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jerry Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Billy Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Italy Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW W J May Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tandy Sester Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Shermon Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orrison Lowe Branch #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Romans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stepp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Robinette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Simkins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stepp - Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orrison R Lowe #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zornes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fraley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mounts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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>

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

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

Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sprigg
 - Pinsonfork had a post office and no railroad service
Canada (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sprigg
 - Canada had a post office and no railroad service
Phelps (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sprigg
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
Jamboree (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sprigg
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Jamboree had a post office and no railroad service
Coleman (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Sprigg
 - Coleman had a post office and no railroad service
Rural (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sprigg
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sprigg
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Kimper (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sprigg
 - Kimper 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 Sprigg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sprigg 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 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.

Sprigg is located in Mingo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mingo County: Martin (KY), Pike (KY), Buchanan (VA), Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Wayne & Wyoming.

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

Mingo     (The home county for Sprigg)
      Matewan   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Musick   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pie   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Manila   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Havana   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jeffrey   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenview   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ramage   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Secoal   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Low Gap   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powell Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harts   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Omar   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Man   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davy   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Welch   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Uno   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harold (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stanville (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tram (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ivel (KY)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grethel (KY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Banner (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dana (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Teaberry (KY)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Moon (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dwale (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Allen (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Meally (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nero (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Van Lear (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thelma (KY)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Point (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Van Lear (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hagerhill (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collista (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Knott (KY)
      Raven (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kite (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mousie (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Patrick (KY)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Richardson (KY)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Charley (KY)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivory (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Letcher (KY)
      Burdine (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jenkins (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McRoberts (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fleming-Neon (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Magoffin (KY)
      Gunlock (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pike (KY)
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Canada (KY)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clinchco (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clintwood (VA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Darwin (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Russell (VA)
      Russell (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Sprigg:

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 Mingo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDowell 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    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Knott County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Letcher County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Magoffin 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    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell 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 Mingo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mingo 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sprigg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sprigg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6287, Longitude: -82.1974     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sprigg 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 Sprigg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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