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Welcome to Amsterdam ...

Amsterdam is located in Botetourt County<1>.

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

When the people of Amsterdam refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amsterdamian<3>

Amsterdam is 1,360 feet [415 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Amsterdam is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Amsterdam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Amsterdam - they are located in California, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio (4), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan and Texas.

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

Communities near Amsterdam ...

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

  • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Amsterdam
    • Estimated population for 2018: 99,920 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke
  • Salem [Salem City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salem [Salem City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Amsterdam
    • Estimated population for 2018: 25,643 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem
  • Vinton [Roanoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
    • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Amsterdam
    • Estimated population for 2018: 8,096 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton
  • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buchanan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Amsterdam
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,171 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fincastle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Amsterdam
      • Estimated population for 2018: 341 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Castle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Amsterdam
      • Estimated population for 2018: 151 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Amsterdam
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    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Amsterdam
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    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Amsterdam
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    • Laymantown [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Amsterdam
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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 Amsterdam. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amsterdam.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amsterdam ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Botetourt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Amsterdam refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Amsterdam may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amsterdam - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- 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).






















 

 

 

 

 


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