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Welcome to Cave Spring ...

Cave Spring is located in Roanoke County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Cave Spring, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1847.

A typical abbreviation for Cave Spring: Cave Spg. (or less commonly used: Cave Spng. or Cave Sprng.)

Cave Spring is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Cave Spring is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for Cave Spring: 24018<3>

Communities Also Named Cave Spring ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Cave Spring - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Missouri and Tennessee (2).

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

Communities near Cave Spring ...

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

  • Roanoke
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Salem
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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 <4>
  • Vinton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Rocky Mount
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Troutville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Boones Mill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • New Castle
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Garden City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City is located in Roanoke City
  • Sunset Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
    • Sunset Village is located in Salem City
  • Buena Vista
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 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 Cave Spring. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cave Spring.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cave Spring ...

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

Adding Cave Spring to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cave Spring 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 Cave Spring was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Cave Spring post office opened in 1847.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cave Spring.

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

The official website for Roanoke County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Cave Spring - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Cave Spring). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cave Spring or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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