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Welcome to Backbone ...

Backbone is located in Alleghany County<1>.

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.

  • Covington [Covington City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
    • Covington [Covington City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Backbone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<5>
  • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Backbone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<5>
  • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Backbone
    • 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<5>
  • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
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    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
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      • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Backbone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<5>
    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Backbone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
      • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Backbone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Backbone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<5>
    • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe
      • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Backbone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe
    • Wild Meadow [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Meadow
      • Wild Meadow [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Backbone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Meadow

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 ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Alleghany County

About Virginia

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Alleghany, 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 Backbone - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Backbone) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Backbone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7732, Longitude: -80.1553       In this case, the coordinates for Backbone 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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