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The town of Boones Mill is located in Franklin County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Boones Mill, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

A typical abbreviation for Boones Mill: Boones Ml. (or less commonly used: Boones Mll.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Boones Mill for more information about variations on the name of Boones Mill.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Boones Mill has a population of 233 people<2> (see below for details).

Boones Mill is 1,170 feet [357 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Boones Mill lies within the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for Boones Mill: 24065<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boones Mill had an population of 233 people. This is a decrease of 2.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Boones Mill had a population of 239 people. This makes Boones Mill the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 239 people, the population of Boones Mill decreased 16.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 285 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Boones Mill.

Communities near Boones Mill ...

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

  • Roanoke
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Salem
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Salem City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <5>
  • Radford
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
    • Radford is located in Bedford County
  • Vinton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Rocky Mount
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Gogginsville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gogginsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gogginsville
    • Gogginsville is located in Franklin County
  • Burnt Chimney
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
    • Burnt Chimney is located in Franklin County
  • Algoma
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma is located in Franklin County
  • Cave Spring
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring is located in Roanoke County
  • Garden City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City is located in Roanoke City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boones Mill ...

Looking for more information about Boones Mill? 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 Boones Mill, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Boones Mill.

Adding Boones Mill to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Boones Mill 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 Boones Mill was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Boones Mill in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Boones Mill.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boones Mill.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boones Mill - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Boones Mill). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Boones Mill or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.


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