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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 which surrounded our ancestors and 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 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.)

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 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 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 it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have our Cemetery List for Boiling Springs.

Distance &
    Direction    
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  ESE   Moss Cemetery [Map]        
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW   Bryson Cemetery [Map]        
  SW   James Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Parker Cemetery [Map]        
  W   Unaka Cemetery [Map]        
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW   Hiwassee Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Timpson Cemetery [Map]        
  S   Sunset Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Ferguson Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Mc Guire Cemetery [Map]        
  NW   Green Cove Cemetery [Map]       Monroe County (TN)  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW   Farrow Cemetery [Map]        
  SSE   Wells Cemetery [Map]       Mission  
  E   Valley River Cemetery [Map]        
  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]        

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 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 northwest 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 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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't expanded our search to 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:

  DirectionDistance
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]
      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]
 
Clay
      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]
 
Graham
      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]
      Fontana Village   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Jackson
      Whittier   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Macon
      Fairview   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Otto   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Swain
      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]
 
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]
      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]
      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]
      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]
      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]
      Benton (TN)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chestuee (TN)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 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 Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These user-friendly 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 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for North Carolina
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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.

The official website for Cherokee County


The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Boiling Springs:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting at Boiling Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line 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 for your convenience: 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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