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Welcome to Beckham ...

Beckham is located in Appomattox County<1>.

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

Beckham is within the boundaries of the (434) area code.

Adding Beckham 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 Beckham 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 Beckham 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 Beckham on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Beckham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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 [Lynchburg City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
    • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Beckham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 82,168 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<4>
  • Amherst [Amherst County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Amherst County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Beckham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,180 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<4>
  • Appomattox [Appomattox County]
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    • Appomattox [Appomattox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Beckham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appomattox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appomattox<4>
  • Pamplin City [Appomattox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamplin City
    • Pamplin City [Appomattox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Beckham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 228 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplin City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplin City<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gladstone [Nelson County]
    • Spout Spring [Appomattox County]
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      • Spout Spring [Appomattox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Beckham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spout Spring
    • Concord [Campbell County]
    • Sweet Briar Station [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar Station
      • Sweet Briar Station [Amherst County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Beckham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Briar Station
    • Madison Heights [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights [Amherst County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Beckham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<4>
    • Monitor [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
      • Monitor [Amherst County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Beckham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monitor

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Appomattox County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: www.appomattox.com/

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 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beckham) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beckham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beckham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beckham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4916, Longitude: -78.9048    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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