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Our Genealogy Helper for Amsterdam ...

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 Amsterdam (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 Amsterdam. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Amsterdam is located in Botetourt County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Botetourt County: Alleghany, Bedford, Craig, Roanoke & Rockbridge.

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

  • Botetourt County     (The home county of Amsterdam)
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<2>
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<2>
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<2>
    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<2>
    • Laymantown [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<2>
    • Lithia [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lithia
      • Lithia [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lithia
    • Springwood [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood
      • Springwood [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<2>
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Salt Petre Cave has also been known as:
      • Salt Peter Cave
      • Saltpetre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
  • Alleghany County
    • Rich Patch [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Patch
      • Rich Patch [Alleghany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Patch
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
    • Selma [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Alleghany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
      • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<2>
    • Moss Run [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Run
      • Moss Run [Alleghany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Run
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<2>
  • Bedford County
    • Villamont [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont [Bedford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
    • Chamblissburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblissburg
      • Chamblissburg [Bedford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblissburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblissburg
    • Joppa Mill [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
      • Joppa Mill [Bedford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
    • Moneta [Bedford County]
    • Radford [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Bedford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Lowry [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry [Bedford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Goode [Bedford County]
    • Forest [Bedford County]
  • Buena Vista City
    • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<2>
  • Campbell County
    • Altavista [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<2>
  • Covington City
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<2>
  • Craig County
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<2>
    • Abbott [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Craig County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Simmonsville [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmonsville
      • Simmonsville [Craig County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmonsville
    • Huffman [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Craig County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
    • Captain [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captain
      • Captain [Craig County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captain
  • Franklin County
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<2>
    • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
      • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Chimney
    • Westlake Corner [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Algoma [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • North Shore [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<2>
    • Barfoot [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<2>
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
  • Giles County
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>
  • Lexington City
    • Lexington [Lexington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington City] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<2>
  • Montgomery County
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<2>
    • Mount Tabor Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tabor Village
      • Mount Tabor Village [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Tabor Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tabor Village
    • Ellett [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellett
      • Ellett [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellett
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<2>
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
      • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<2>
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
    • Riner [Montgomery County]
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
      • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<2>
  • Roanoke City
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<2>
    • Buena Vista [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Roanoke City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
  • Roanoke County
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<2>
    • Mason Cove [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
      • Mason Cove [Roanoke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cove
    • Vinton [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<2>
    • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Wabun [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun [Roanoke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
  • Rockbridge County
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<2>
  • Salem City
    • Sunset Village [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Salem City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Salem [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Salem City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>
  • Greenbrier County (WV)
    • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe
      • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amsterdam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe
    • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sulphur Springs
      • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Sulphur Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Sulphur Springs<2>
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
      • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<2>
    • Fairlea [Greenbrier County]
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<2>
  • Monroe County (WV)
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Amsterdam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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

Newspapers Published in Amsterdam ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Amsterdam.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Amsterdam, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Amsterdam.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Amsterdam:

  • 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 Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Amsterdam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Amsterdam.

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 Amsterdam covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Churchill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Churchill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchill Cemetery
  • Greenfield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenfield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield Cemetery
  • Boyer Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Peery Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Troutville Cemetery
  • Riley Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pleasant Chapel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Union Cemetery
    • Old Dominion Memorial Gardens
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Dominion Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Clair Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Clair Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Booze Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Booze Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cocke Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cocke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Laymantown Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laymantown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blue Ridge Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blue Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Thompson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52418<5>

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Amsterdam had a population of 113 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Amsterdam [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
    • Amsterdam [Botetourt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 113 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Amsterdam had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
  • Daleville [Botetourt County]
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    • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Amsterdam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<2>
  • Troutville [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
    • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Amsterdam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Troutville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<2>
  • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
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    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cloverdale had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale 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 Cloverdale<2>
  • Nace [Botetourt County]
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    • Nace [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Amsterdam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nace had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
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    • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Amsterdam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 763 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fincastle had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<2>
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    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
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      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hollins had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins 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 Hollins<2>
    • Coyner Springs [Botetourt County]
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      • Coyner Springs [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coyner Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyner Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
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      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Ridge had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge<2>
    • Bonsack [Roanoke County]
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      • Bonsack [Roanoke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 289 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bonsack had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonsack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Botetourt [Botetourt County] - Historic
      • While Botetourt was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Botetourt
      • Botetourt [Botetourt County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Botetourt had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Botetourt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lithia [Botetourt County]
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      • Lithia [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lithia had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
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      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16,159 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<2>
    • Vinton [Roanoke County]
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      • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Amsterdam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,057 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vinton had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<2>
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
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      • Montvale [Bedford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Amsterdam
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montvale had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montvale<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Amsterdam. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amsterdam.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Amsterdam ...

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

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 Amsterdam:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Botetourt County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Amsterdam) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amsterdam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4274, Longitude: -79.9062       In this case, the coordinates for Amsterdam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Amsterdam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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