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Welcome to Virginia Dale ...

Although we found mention of Virginia Dale during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Virginia Dale was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Virginia Dale to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Virginia Dale, please Contact Us.


The location of Virginia Dale has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Virginia Dale is 7,030 feet [2,143 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Virginia Dale is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Virginia Dale might be (or was) located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Virginia Dale would be found within the (970) area code.

Communities near Virginia Dale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Virginia Dale.

  • Buford [Albany County]
  • Hermosa [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
    • Hermosa [Albany County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
  • Livermore [Larimer County]
  • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
    • Sherman [Albany County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Virginia Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sherman has also been known as:
    • Old Sherman
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
    • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Feather Lakes
      • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Feather Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Feather Lakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Feather Lakes<5>
    • The Buttes [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Buttes
      • The Buttes [Albany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Buttes
    • Manhattan [Larimer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
      • Manhattan [Larimer County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southwest of Virginia Dale
    • Waverly [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Larimer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Virginia Dale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Virginia Dale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Virginia Dale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Virginia Dale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Virginia Dale. See our Newspapers Page for Virginia Dale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Virginia Dale ...

Looking for more information about Virginia Dale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Virginia Dale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Virginia Dale.

Adding Virginia Dale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Virginia Dale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Virginia Dale was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Virginia Dale on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Virginia Dale on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Virginia Dale and then turned west". While Virginia Dale could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Virginia Dale as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Virginia Dale could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Virginia Dale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Virginia Dale) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Virginia Dale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Virginia DaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia Dale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9547, Longitude: -105.3492       In this case, the coordinates for Virginia Dale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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