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Welcome to Blackstone ...
The location of Blackstone has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Blackstone, you might consider that their post office opened in 1886.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Blackstone has a population of 3,317 people<3> (see below for details).
Blackstone is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Blackstone lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Blackstone lies within the (434) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blackstone had an population of 3,317 people. This is a decrease of 8.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.74% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Blackstone had a population of 3,621 people (which is 22.84% of the total population of Nottoway County). This makes Blackstone the county's most populous community.
The population of Blackstone represents 0.05% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 74th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,621 people, the population of Blackstone decreased 1.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,675 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Blackstone.
Communities Also Named Blackstone ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Blackstone - they are located in California, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Pennsylvania.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blackstone.
Communities near Blackstone ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blackstone.
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 Blackstone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blackstone.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blackstone. 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 Blackstone.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blackstone. See our Newspapers Page for Blackstone.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blackstone ...
Looking for more information about Blackstone? 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Blackstone, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blackstone.
Adding Blackstone to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Blackstone 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 Blackstone was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>
We also found Blackstone in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Blackstone.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blackstone. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Nottoway County: www.nottoway.org/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Dec 2023