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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Hill ...

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 (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. 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 ...

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

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Hill, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Hill.

Cemeteries Near Spring Hill ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thurston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE French Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Matthews Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunt - Donnally Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lacy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Holstein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burdette - Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cavender 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service.

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

Davis Creek   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Hill
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
Mound - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Hill
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Spring Hill
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 47,929 people in 2017)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
Sattes   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spring Hill
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spring Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
South Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Hill
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
Rocky Fork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Spring Hill
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Tornado   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Spring Hill
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
Kanawha City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Hill
 - Kanawha City 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 Spring Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Hill 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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 is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

Kanawha     (The home county for Spring Hill)
      Dunbar   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      South Charleston   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Jefferson   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Malden   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Johns   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peytona   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ridgeview   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sod   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holden   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful websites 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 Spring Hill:

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 Kanawha 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    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       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 Kanawha County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Kanawha 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spring Hill ...

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

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 Spring Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Spring Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Spring Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha 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 that begins in Spring Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3545, Longitude: -81.7312     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Hill 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 Spring Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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