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Welcome to Allwood ...

Allwood is located in Amherst County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Allwood, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Allwood is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Allwood: (434)

Communities Also Named Allwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Allwood - they are located in Maryland and New Jersey.

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

Communities near Allwood ...

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

  • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City]
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    • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Allwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,561 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<5>
  • Lexington [Lexington City]
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    • Lexington [Lexington City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Allwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,279 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<5>
  • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City]
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    • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Allwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<5>
  • Amherst [Amherst County]
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    • Amherst [Amherst County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Allwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,182 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
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      • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Allwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<5>
    • Sandidges [Amherst County]
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      • Sandidges [Amherst County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Allwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandidges have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pedlar Mills [Amherst County]
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      • Pedlar Mills [Amherst County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Allwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedlar Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Monitor [Amherst County]
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      • Monitor [Amherst County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Allwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monitor
    • Alto [Amherst County]
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      • Alto [Amherst County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Allwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
    • Lowesville [Amherst County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allwood ...

Looking for more information about Allwood? 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 Allwood, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Allwood.

Adding Allwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Allwood 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 Allwood was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Allwood on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

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About Amherst County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Amherst, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allwood) 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 Allwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AllwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6500, Longitude: -79.2201       In this case, the coordinates for Allwood 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.
<6>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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