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Welcome to Arkton ...

Arkton is located in Rockingham County<1>.

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

Arkton is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Arkton lies within the (540) area code.

Adding Arkton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Arkton elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Communities near Arkton ...

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

  • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City]
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    • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Arkton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 53,016 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<5>
  • Bridgewater [Rockingham County]
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    • Bridgewater [Rockingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Arkton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,145 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<5>
  • Luray [Page County]
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    • Luray [Page County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Arkton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,848 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<5>
  • Broadway [Rockingham County]
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    • Broadway [Rockingham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Arkton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,978 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elkton [Rockingham County]
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      • Elkton [Rockingham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Arkton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,903 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<5>
    • Timberville [Rockingham County]
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      • Timberville [Rockingham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Arkton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,691 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberville<5>
    • Shenandoah [Page County]
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      • Shenandoah [Page County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Arkton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<5>
    • New Market [Shenandoah County]
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      • New Market [Shenandoah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Arkton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,253 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<5>
    • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County]
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      • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Arkton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson<5>
    • Stanley [Page County]
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      • Stanley [Page County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Arkton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arkton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Rockingham County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.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 Rockingham, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arkton - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arkton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5732, Longitude: -78.6953       In this case, the coordinates for Arkton 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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