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Welcome to Elmo ...

Elmo is located in Halifax County<1>.

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

Elmo is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Elmo: (434)

Websites for Elmo ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.halifaxchamber.net/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Elmo, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Elmo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Elmo - they are located in Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Elmo ...

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

  • Danville [Danville City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Danville City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Elmo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<5>
  • South Boston [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
    • South Boston [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Elmo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,519 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston<5>
  • Chatham [Pittsylvania County]
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    • Chatham [Pittsylvania County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Elmo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
  • Halifax [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
    • Halifax [Halifax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Elmo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,200 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Milton [Caswell County]
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      • Milton [Caswell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<5>
    • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Elmo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<5>
    • Sutherlin [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherlin
      • Sutherlin [Halifax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherlin
    • Jones [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Henrys Mill [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Mill
      • Henrys Mill [Pittsylvania County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys Mill
    • Alton [Halifax 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 Elmo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elmo.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elmo ...

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

Adding Elmo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elmo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elmo was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elmo on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Halifax, 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 Elmo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elmo) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elmo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElmoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elmo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6765, Longitude: -79.1226       In this case, the coordinates for Elmo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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