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Welcome to Amelia ...

Amelia is located in Alleghany County<1>.

Amelia is 2,710 feet [826 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Amelia is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Amelia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Amelia: (336)

Adding Amelia to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Amelia elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Amelia on a Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Amelia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Amelia - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amelia.

Communities near Amelia ...

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

  • Galax [Galax City]
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    • Galax [Galax City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Amelia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,347 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galax<4>
  • Sparta [Alleghany County]
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    • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Amelia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,723 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<4>
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Amelia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,533 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<4>
  • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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    • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Amelia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,315 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<4>
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    • Independence [Grayson County]
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      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 892 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<4>
    • Fries [Grayson County]
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      • Fries [Grayson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 446 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fries<4>
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
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      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<4>
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
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      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Amelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<4>
    • Piney Creek [Alleghany County]
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      • Piney Creek [Alleghany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piney Creek<4>
    • Topia [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topia
      • Topia [Alleghany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topia

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 Amelia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amelia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amelia. 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 Amelia.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amelia ...

Looking for more information about Amelia? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Amelia, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Amelia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Alleghany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amelia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amelia) 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 Amelia. 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 Amelia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amelia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5428, Longitude: -81.2030    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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