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Welcome to Cornwall ...

Cornwall is located in Rockbridge County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Cornwall, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

When the people of Cornwall refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cornwallite<3>

Cornwall is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Cornwall lies within the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Cornwall ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Cornwall - they are located in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Idaho (2), Kansas, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Vermont and Washington.

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

Communities near Cornwall ...

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

  • Lexington
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Buena Vista
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <5>
  • Glasgow
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Craigsville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Goshen
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Alto
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto is located in Amherst County
  • East Lexington
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lexington
    • East Lexington is located in Rockbridge County
  • Fairfield
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
    • Fairfield is located in Rockbridge County
  • Marlbrook
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlbrook
    • Marlbrook is located in Rockbridge County
  • Brownsburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cornwall ...

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

Adding Cornwall to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Cornwall post office opened in 1891.

We also found Cornwall in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cornwall.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cornwall. 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 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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cornwall refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cornwall may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cornwall - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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