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Welcome to Coolwell ...

Coolwell is located in Amherst County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Coolwell, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Coolwell, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Coolwell is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Coolwell is located in the (434) area code.

Communities near Coolwell ...

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

  • Lynchburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Amherst
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Appomattox
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Winesap
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winesap
    • Winesap is located in Amherst County
  • Monitor
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
    • Monitor is located in Amherst County
  • Lavino Village
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavino Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavino Village
    • Lavino Village is located in Lynchburg City
  • Madison Heights
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Abert
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abert have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abert
    • Abert is located in Bedford County
  • Pedlar Mills
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedlar Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pedlar Mills
    • Pedlar Mills is located in Amherst County
  • New Glasgow
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Glasgow
    • New Glasgow is located in Amherst County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Coolwell ...

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

Adding Coolwell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Coolwell on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Coolwell.

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

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.com/

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 Amherst, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coolwell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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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