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Our Genealogy Helper for Blacksburg ...

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 Blacksburg (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Blacksburg. 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.

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.

Blacksburg is located in Cherokee County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Cleveland (NC), Rutherford (NC), Spartanburg, Union & York.

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

  • Cherokee County     (The home county of Blacksburg)
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
    • East Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gaffney
      • East Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gaffney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gaffney
    • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
      • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<2>
    • Macedonia [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<2>
  • Chester County
    • Cabal [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabal
      • Cabal [Chester County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabal
    • Lowrys [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowrys
      • Lowrys [Chester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowrys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowrys
    • Smith [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Chester County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<2>
    • Edgemoor [Chester County]
    • Lando [Chester County]
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<2>
  • Lancaster County
  • Spartanburg County
    • Cowpens [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpens
      • Cowpens [Spartanburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowpens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowpens<2>
    • Pacolet Mills [Spartanburg County]
    • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Pacolet
      • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Pacolet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Pacolet
    • Clifton [Spartanburg County]
    • Mayo [Spartanburg County]
    • Converse [Spartanburg County]
    • Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacolet
      • Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacolet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacolet<2>
    • Glendale [Spartanburg County]
    • White Stone [Spartanburg County]
    • Camp Croft [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Croft
      • Camp Croft [Spartanburg County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Croft
    • Drayton [Spartanburg County]
    • Whitney [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
      • Whitney [Spartanburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
  • Union County
    • Bailey Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town [Union County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jonesville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<2>
    • Lockhart [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Union County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockhart<2>
    • Buffalo [Union County]
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<2>
    • Carlisle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<2>
  • York County
    • Smyrna [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<2>
    • Hickory Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Grove<2>
    • Filbert [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filbert
      • Filbert [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Filbert
    • Sharon [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharon<2>
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<2>
    • Bowling Green [York County]
    • Blairsville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blairsville
      • Blairsville [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairsville
    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<2>
    • McConnells [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnells
      • McConnells [York County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnells<2>
    • Newport [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [York County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Lake Wylie [York County]
    • Tega Cay [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tega Cay
      • Tega Cay [York County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<2>
  • Catawba County (NC)
    • Maiden [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Catawba County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maiden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maiden<2>
    • Newton [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Catawba County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<2>
  • Cleveland County (NC)
    • Earl [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
      • Earl [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earl
    • Grover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<2>
    • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson Springs
      • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 628 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Springs
    • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwinsville
      • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Hill [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
      • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Brittain Village [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brittain Village
      • Brittain Village [Cleveland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brittain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brittain Village
    • White Plains [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Cleveland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Light Oak [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Light Oak
      • Light Oak [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Light Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Light Oak
    • Shelby [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<2>
    • Village Square Townhouses [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Square Townhouses
      • Village Square Townhouses [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Square Townhouses have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Square Townhouses
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<2>
  • Gaston County (NC)
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<2>
    • South Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gastonia
      • South Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Gastonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gastonia
    • Tryon [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Gaston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
    • Dellview [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dellview
      • Dellview [Gaston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dellview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dellview
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<2>
    • Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
      • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<2>
    • Dallas [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<2>
    • Ranlo [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranlo
      • Ranlo [Gaston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranlo
    • Smyre [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyre
      • Smyre [Gaston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyre
    • Lowell [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Gaston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<2>
    • Catawba [Gaston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
      • Catawba [Gaston County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cramerton
      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cramerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cramerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cramerton<2>
  • Lincoln County (NC)
    • Crouse [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouse
      • Crouse [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouse
    • North Brook [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Brook
      • North Brook [Lincoln County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vale [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vale<2>
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<2>
    • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill
    • Boger City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boger City
      • Boger City [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boger City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boger City
    • Iron Station [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Station
      • Iron Station [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Station
    • Denver [Lincoln County]
  • Mecklenburg County (NC)
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<2>
    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
      • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<2>
  • Polk County (NC)
    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Spring<2>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
  • Rutherford County (NC)
    • Six Points [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Points
      • Six Points [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Points
    • Henrietta [Rutherford County]
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      • Henrietta [Rutherford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
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    • Caroleen [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caroleen
      • Caroleen [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
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    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harris [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Rutherford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Mush
      • Sandy Mush [Rutherford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
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    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
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      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Concord [Rutherford County]
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      • Concord [Rutherford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holly Springs [Rutherford County]
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      • Holly Springs [Rutherford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bostic [Rutherford County]
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      • Bostic [Rutherford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Forest City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<2>
    • Hollis [Rutherford County]
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      • Hollis [Rutherford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
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  • Union County (NC)
    • Marvin [Union County]
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      • Marvin [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Blacksburg ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blacksburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Blacksburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Blacksburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Blacksburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Blacksburg.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Blacksburg:

  • 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.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Blacksburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blacksburg.

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 not found below, our Cemetery List for Blacksburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Blacksburg Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blacksburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bridges Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bridges Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Divine True Holiness Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Divine True Holiness Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pine Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dye Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dye Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Galilee Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Galilee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oak Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holt Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Goode Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goode Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clingham Memorial Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clingham Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Etters Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Etters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jones Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Paran Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Paran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Heathcock Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heathcock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Blacksburg had a population of 1,245 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Blacksburg had a population of 1,880 people.

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

  • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,245 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blacksburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<2>
  • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Creek
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kings Creek had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Creek<2>
  • Grover [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
    • Grover [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grover had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<2>
  • Earl [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
    • Earl [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Earl had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] - Historic
    • While Erwinsville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwinsville
    • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Erwinsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Smyrna [York County]
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    • Smyrna [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Smyrna had railroad service and no post office
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  • Continue List ...
    • Durbro [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • While Durbro was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbro
      • Durbro [Cleveland County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Durbro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sharon [Cleveland County]
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      • Sharon [Cleveland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sharon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elbethel [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • While Elbethel was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbethel
      • Elbethel [Cleveland County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elbethel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elbethel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nicholsville [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • While Nicholsville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholsville
      • Nicholsville [Cleveland County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nicholsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicholsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hickory Grove [York County]
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      • Hickory Grove [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blacksburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 242 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hickory Grove had a post office and railroad service
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    • Shelby [Cleveland County]
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      • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,394 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,145 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shelby had a post office and railroad service
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    • Bethany [York County]
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      • Bethany [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Blacksburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethany had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
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      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 429 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kings Mountain had a post office and railroad service
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    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 96 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Blacksburg. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blacksburg.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Blacksburg ...

While our initial data about Blacksburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Blacksburg:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

We have found Blacksburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Blacksburg for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Blacksburg. See our Misc Page for Blacksburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Cherokee County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Blacksburg) 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 Blacksburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlacksburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blacksburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1199, Longitude: -81.5186    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>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 Blacksburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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