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Welcome to Brownsburg ...

Brownsburg is located in Rockbridge County<1>.

Brownsburg was established in 1793.

Brownsburg is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Brownsburg: (540)

In the past, Brownsburg was spelled Brownsburgh.<3>

Communities Also Named Brownsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Brownsburg - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Quebec and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Brownsburg ...

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

  • Lexington
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Buena Vista
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Buena Vista is located in Buena Vista City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista <4>
  • Craigsville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Goshen
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Marlbrook
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlbrook
    • Marlbrook is located in Rockbridge County
  • Newport
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport is located in Augusta County
  • Spottswood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spottswood
    • Spottswood is located in Augusta County
  • Steeles Tavern
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Riverside
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
    • Riverside is located in Rockbridge County
  • Greenville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brownsburg ...

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

Adding Brownsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brownsburg 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 Brownsburg was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

We also found Brownsburg in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brownsburg.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brownsburg. 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 Rockbridge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brownsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>In the 1890s, the U.S. government created the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to establish uniform place names for the various departments and agencies of the government. One of the rules stated that placenames ending in burgh should be changed to burg. For more information, see Placename Rules from the Board on Geographic Names.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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