A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Backbone ...
The location of Backbone has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
Backbone is 1,750 feet [533 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Backbone lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Backbone: (540)
Communities near Backbone ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Backbone.
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 Backbone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Backbone.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Backbone. 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 Backbone.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Backbone. See our Newspapers Page for Backbone.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Backbone ...
Looking for more information about Backbone? 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 Backbone, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Backbone.
Adding Backbone to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Backbone 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 Backbone was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Backbone on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Backbone on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Backbone. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Alleghany County: www.co.alleghany.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022