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Our Genealogical Helper for Boiling Springs ...

Note #1: At this time, we have very little information about Boiling Springs. We found a mention of this community during our research. Although we've added it to our Gazetteer, we have few details. If you can help us with Boiling Springs, please Contact Us.

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 Boiling Springs (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 Boiling Springs. 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.

Name Variations for Boiling Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Boiling Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Boiling Springs: Boiling Spgs. (or less commonly used: Boiling Spngs. or Boiling Sprngs.)

Newspapers Published in Boiling Springs ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boiling Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boiling Springs, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boiling Springs.

Cemeteries Near Boiling Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boiling Springs.

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

Distance &
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE   Moss Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW   Bryson Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  SW   James Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  ESE   Parker Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  W   Unaka Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW   Hiwassee Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  SSW   Timpson Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  S   Sunset Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  SSE   Ferguson Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  SSE   Mc Guire Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  NW   Green Cove Cemetery [Map]     Monroe County (TN)  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW   Farrow Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  SSE   Wells Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  E   Valley River Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  W   Garrett Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW   James Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  S   Haigler Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  
  W   Rose Cemetery [Map]     Cherokee County  

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.<2>

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

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

Tomotla   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Boiling Springs
 - Tomotla had a post office and no railroad service
Marble   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boiling Springs
 - Marble had a post office and no railroad service
Coalville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Boiling Springs
 - Coalville had a post office and no railroad service
Grape Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boiling Springs
 - Grape Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Murphy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Boiling Springs
 - 1895 population of 803 people (with 1,618 people in 2013)
 - Murphy had a post office and railroad service
Unaka   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Boiling Springs
 - Unaka had a post office and no railroad service
Ogreeta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boiling Springs
 - Ogreeta had a post office and no railroad service
Peachtree   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Boiling Springs
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Peachtree had a post office and no railroad service
Andrews   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Boiling Springs
 - Andrews 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 Boiling Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Boiling Springs 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.

Boiling Springs is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Fannin (GA), Union (GA), Clay, Graham, Macon, Monroe (TN) & Polk (TN).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Boiling Springs)
      Marble   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Murphy   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hiwassee Village   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Andrews   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rhodo   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Topton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Culberson   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burger Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brasstown   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Log Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hayesville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Warne   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake Santeetlah   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Robbinsville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cheoah   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fontana Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whittier   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Otto   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forneys Creek   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bryson City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fannin (GA)
      McCaysville (GA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mineral Bluff (GA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morganton (GA)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Epworth (GA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Ridge (GA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chestnut Gap (GA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Margret (GA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gilmer (GA)
      Cherry Log (GA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rabun (GA)
      Dillard (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain City (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Towns (GA)
      Young Harris (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hiawassee (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tate City (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Union (GA)
      Blairsville (GA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Suches (GA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
White (GA)
      Robertstown (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helen (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nacoochee (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Blount (TN)
      Happy Valley (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Binfield (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Townsend (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chelsey Village (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maryville (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friendsville (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eagleton Village (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Loudon (TN)
      Greenback (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jena (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Philadelphia (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
McMinn (TN)
      Englewood (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Etowah (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodsprings (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bell Spring (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Athens (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Niota (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe (TN)
      Coker Creek (TN)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tellico Plains (TN)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ballplay (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Halfway Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Madisonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vonore (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sweetwater (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Polk (TN)
      Chanceytown (TN)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ducktown (TN)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Copperhill (TN)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delano (TN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benton (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chestuee (TN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ball Play (TN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Boiling Springs:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Graham County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Swain County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fannin County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gilmer County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Rabun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Towns County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Union County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
White County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Loudon County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McMinn County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of North Carolina,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for North Carolina     Cemetery Wiki for North Carolina
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of North Carolina,     of Cherokee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Boiling Springs:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts at Boiling Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boiling Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boiling Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boiling Springs

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<2>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 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 Boiling Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Boiling Springs.


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