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Welcome to Downing ...

So far, we have found very little information about Downing. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Downing to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Downing, please Contact Us.


Downing would have been located within present day Warren County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Downing is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Downing was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Downing once stood is in the (540) area code.

Communities near Downing ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Boyce   [Map]   625   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Front Royal   [Map]   15,239   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Middletown   [Map]   1,353   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Riverton   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Stephens City   [Map]   1,999   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Downing.

Communities Also Named Downing ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Downing - they are located in Alabama (2), Colorado, Florida, Kansas (2), Michigan (2), Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Oregon (2), Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Downing. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Downing. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Downing.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Downing:

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About Warren County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Warren County: www.warrencountyva.net/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Downing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Downing - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Downing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Downing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8793, Longitude: -78.1756     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Downing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Downing.

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