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Welcome to Eggleston ...

Eggleston is located in Giles County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Eggleston, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

Eggleston is 1,690 feet [515 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Eggleston is located in the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Eggleston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Eggleston - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Missouri.

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

Communities near Eggleston ...

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

  • Blacksburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
    • Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg <4>
  • Christiansburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Radford
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
    • Radford is located in Radford City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford <4>
  • Pulaski
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
    • Pulaski is located in Pulaski County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,657 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski <4>
  • Pearisburg
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Dublin
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
    • Dublin is located in Pulaski County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin <4>
  • Narrows
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
    • Narrows is located in Giles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows <4>
  • Rich Creek
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Peterstown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Oakvale
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
    • Oakvale is located in Mercer County (WV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eggleston ...

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

Adding Eggleston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eggleston 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 Eggleston was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Eggleston post office opened in 1886.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Eggleston.

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

The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty.org/

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 Giles, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eggleston - 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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