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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Hill Chapel ...

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 Spring Hill Chapel (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 Spring Hill Chapel. 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 Spring Hill Chapel ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Hill Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Hill Chapel, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Hill Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Spring Hill Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Hill Chapel.

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 Spring Hill Chapel covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stouts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Haymond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Post Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gnatty Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Radcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marshville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Big Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Straley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jesse Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW McCann Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Middleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grass Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive 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.<3>

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

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

Clarksburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Hill Chapel
 - 1895 population of 3,008 people (with 15,621 people in 2017)
 - Clarksburg had a post office and railroad service
West Milford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Hill Chapel
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 609 people in 2017)
 - West Milford had a post office and no railroad service
Wilsonburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Hill Chapel
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
Adamston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Spring Hill Chapel
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Adamston had a post office and no railroad service
Quiet Dell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Hill Chapel
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Quiet Dell had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Falls   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Hill Chapel
 - Glen Falls had railroad service and no post office
Reynoldsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Hill Chapel
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and no railroad service
Goodhope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Hill Chapel
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Goodhope 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 Spring Hill Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Hill Chapel 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.

Spring Hill Chapel is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

Harrison     (The home county for Spring Hill Chapel)
      Clarksburg   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gore   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Despard   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parsons   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Spring Hill Chapel:

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 Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Harrison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Harrison 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Hill Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2445, Longitude: -80.3681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Hill Chapel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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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 Spring Hill Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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