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Welcome to Beckham ...

Beckham is located in Appomattox County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Beckham, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

Beckham is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Beckham: (434)

Communities Also Named Beckham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Beckham - it's located in Georgia.

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

Communities near Beckham ...

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

  • Lynchburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Amherst
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Appomattox
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Pamplin City
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Gladstone
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Bent Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Creek
    • Bent Creek is located in Appomattox County
  • Buffalo Springs
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs is located in Nelson County
  • Spout Spring
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spout Spring
    • Spout Spring is located in Appomattox County
  • Concord
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Coolwell
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolwell
    • Coolwell is located in Amherst County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Beckham ...

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

Adding Beckham to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Beckham 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 Beckham was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Beckham post office opened in 1899.

We also found Beckham on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Beckham.

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

The official website for Appomattox County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Appomattox, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Beckham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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