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Welcome to Arcadia ...

Arcadia is located in Botetourt County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Arcadia, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1904.

Arcadia is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Arcadia: (540)

Communities Also Named Arcadia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Virginia communities named Arcadia: This one is located in Botetourt County and the other is located in Spotsylvania County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 43 communities that are also named Arcadia - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah (2), Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Arcadia ...

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

  • Lexington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Bedford
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Buena Vista
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buena Vista is located in Buena Vista City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Buena Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista <4>
  • Buchanan
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Glasgow
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Troutville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Iron Gate
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Iron Gate is located in Alleghany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Iron Gate
  • Fincastle
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Springwood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Springwood is located in Botetourt County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Springwood
  • Red Mills
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Mills is located in Rockbridge County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mills
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Red Mills

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arcadia ...

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

Adding Arcadia to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Arcadia was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Arcadia in the book titled .<5> From that list, the Arcadia post office opened in 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Arcadia.

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

The official website for Botetourt County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arcadia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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