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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Run ...

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 Run (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 Run. 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 Run ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Run.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Run, 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 Spring Run.

Cemeteries Near Spring Run ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holdren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lamp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clay Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Independence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kinderhook Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beavertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bowersock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Calcutta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bibbys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Beech Grove United Brethren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nine Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pt. Pleasant Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lawrence Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ludlow Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Muskingum Valley Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Ingram Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maple Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Matamoras Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Springer Grave   [Map]     
  WNW Moss Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Dutch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lower Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rinard Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scotts Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ludwig Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beech Grove Presbyterian 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 Run had railroad service and no post office.

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

Grape Island   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Run
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Grape Island had a post office and railroad service
Raven Rock   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Run
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Raven Rock had a post office and railroad service
Murphy (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Run
 - Murphy had a post office and no railroad service
DeLong   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Spring Run
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - DeLong had a post office and no railroad service
Deucher (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Run
 - Deucher had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Marys   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Run
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,787 people in 2017)
 - Saint Marys had a post office and railroad service
Union Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Run
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Union Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Newport (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Run
 - 1895 population of 293 people
 - Newport 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 Run. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Run 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 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 Run is located in Pleasants County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pleasants County: Washington (OH), Ritchie, Tyler & Wood.

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

Pleasants     (The home county for Spring Run)
      Saint Marys   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moundsville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barker   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bane   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slate   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Belmont (OH)
      Powhatan Point (OH)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barnesville (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vadis (OH)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bethesda (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Guernsey (OH)
      Quaker City (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Senecaville (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Salesville (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant City (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluebell (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cumberland (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beallsville (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jerusalem (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilson (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Morgan (OH)
      Stockport (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McConnelsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Malta (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Noble (OH)
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dungannon (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Batesville (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Washington (OH)
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Run:

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 Pleasants County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Pleasants County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Pleasants 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 Run ...

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

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 Run:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Spring Run.
      See our Misc Page for Spring Run for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4326, Longitude: -81.1673     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Run 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 Run, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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