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Welcome to Bonsack ...

Bonsack is located in Roanoke County<1>.

The location of Bonsack has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Bonsack is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bonsack lies within the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Bonsack ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Bonsack - it's located in Tennessee.

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

Communities near Bonsack ...

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

  • Roanoke (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Bonsack and is located in Roanoke City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<5>
  • Salem (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
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    • Salem lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Bonsack and is located in Salem City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<5>
  • Radford (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
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    • Radford lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Bonsack and is located in Bedford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
  • Vinton (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
    • Vinton lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Bonsack and is located in Roanoke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<5>
  • Bedford (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
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    • Bedford lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Bonsack and is located in Bedford City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<5>
  • Buchanan (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
    • Buchanan lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Bonsack and is located in Botetourt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<5>
  • Troutville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
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    • Troutville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Bonsack and is located in Botetourt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<5>
  • Fincastle (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
    • Fincastle lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Bonsack and is located in Botetourt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<5>
  • Boones Mill (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
    • Boones Mill lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Bonsack and is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<5>
  • New Castle (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
    • New Castle lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Bonsack and is located in Craig County
    • 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>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bonsack ...

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

Adding Bonsack to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bonsack 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 Bonsack was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bonsack on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Bonsack

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Roanoke County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Roanoke County: www.roanokecountyva.gov/

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 Roanoke, 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 Bonsack - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bonsack) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonsack. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3260, Longitude: -79.8659       In this case, the coordinates for Bonsack 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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