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Our Genealogy Helper for Fincastle ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Fincastle (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Fincastle. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Fincastle is located in Botetourt County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Botetourt County: Alleghany, Bedford, Craig, Roanoke & Rockbridge.

Below are the counties that are near Fincastle. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fincastle:

  • Botetourt County     (The home county of Fincastle)
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<2>
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<2>
    • Lithia [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lithia
      • Lithia [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lithia
    • Springwood [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood
      • Springwood [Botetourt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<2>
    • Laymantown [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<2>
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<2>
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Salt Petre Cave has also been known as:
      • Salt Peter Cave
      • Saltpetre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
    • Haden [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haden
      • Haden [Botetourt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haden
  • Alleghany County
    • Rich Patch [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Patch
      • Rich Patch [Alleghany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Patch
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
    • Selma [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Alleghany County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
      • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<2>
    • Moss Run [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Run
      • Moss Run [Alleghany County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Run
    • Griffith [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Alleghany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
  • Bath County
    • Carloover [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carloover
      • Carloover [Bath County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carloover
    • Millboro [Bath County]
    • Warm Springs [Bath County]
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<2>
  • Bedford County
    • Villamont [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont [Bedford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
    • Chamblissburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblissburg
      • Chamblissburg [Bedford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblissburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblissburg
    • Joppa Mill [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
      • Joppa Mill [Bedford County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
    • Moneta [Bedford County]
    • Lowry [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry [Bedford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Goode [Bedford County]
    • Radford [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Bedford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Forest [Bedford County]
  • Buena Vista City
    • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<2>
  • Covington City
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<2>
  • Craig County
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<2>
    • Abbott [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Craig County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Simmonsville [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmonsville
      • Simmonsville [Craig County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmonsville
    • Huffman [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Craig County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
  • Franklin County
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<2>
    • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
      • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Chimney
    • Westlake Corner [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<2>
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<2>
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
  • Lexington City
    • Lexington [Lexington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<2>
  • Lynchburg City
    • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<2>
  • Montgomery County
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<2>
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<2>
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
      • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<2>
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
  • Roanoke City
    • Buena Vista [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Roanoke City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<2>
    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
  • Roanoke County
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<2>
    • Mason Cove [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
      • Mason Cove [Roanoke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cove
    • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Vinton [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<2>
    • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Wabun [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun [Roanoke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
  • Rockbridge County
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<2>
    • Buffalo Forge [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Forge
      • Buffalo Forge [Rockbridge County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Forge
    • Goshen [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Rockbridge County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<2>
  • Salem City
    • Sunset Village [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Salem City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Salem [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Salem City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>
  • Greenbrier County (WV)
    • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe
      • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fincastle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe
    • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sulphur Springs
      • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Sulphur Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Sulphur Springs<2>
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
      • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<2>
    • Fairlea [Greenbrier County]
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<2>
  • Monroe County (WV)
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Fincastle, see our County-by-County Page for Fincastle.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Fincastle ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fincastle.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Fincastle. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Fincastle and those printed in the larger area surrounding Fincastle.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Fincastle.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Fincastle:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Fincastle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fincastle.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Fincastle covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Godwin Cemetery
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    • Godwin Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Slicer Cemetery
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  • Peck Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Booze Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Booze Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Greenfield Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Boyer Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Simmons Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Simmons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Churchill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Churchill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Troutville Cemetery
    • Thompson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52418<5>
    • Linkenhoker Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Linkenhoker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Union Cemetery
    • Peery Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Peery Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle.
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    • Houseman Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Houseman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Houseman Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle.
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    • Riley Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fincastle.
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    • Shafer Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shafer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shafer Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Fincastle.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Fincastle had a population of 763 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Fincastle had a population of 341 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Fincastle, with the one closest to Fincastle listed first.

  • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
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    • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fincastle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 763 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fincastle had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Botetourt [Botetourt County] - Historic
    • While Botetourt was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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    • Botetourt [Botetourt County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Fincastle
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Botetourt had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Botetourt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Amsterdam [Botetourt County]
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    • Amsterdam [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 113 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Amsterdam had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Troutville [Botetourt County]
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    • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Troutville had a post office and railroad service
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  • Nace [Botetourt County]
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    • Nace [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fincastle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nace had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Daleville [Botetourt County]
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    • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lithia [Botetourt County]
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      • Lithia [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Fincastle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lithia had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Springwood [Botetourt County]
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      • Springwood [Botetourt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springwood had a post office and railroad service
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    • Craigs Creek [Craig County] - Historic
      • While Craigs Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigs Creek
      • Craigs Creek [Craig County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fincastle
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Craigs Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigs Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
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      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Fincastle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cloverdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
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      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Fincastle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Ridge had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
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      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salisbury had railroad service and no post office
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    • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
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      • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Fincastle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 802 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buchanan had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<2>
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
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      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Fincastle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salt Petre Cave had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Salt Petre Cave has also been known as:
      • Salt Peter Cave
      • Saltpetre
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    • Eagle Rock [Botetourt County]
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      • Eagle Rock [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Fincastle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 223 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eagle Rock had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Rock<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fincastle. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fincastle.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fincastle ...

While our initial data about Fincastle came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Fincastle in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Fincastle.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Fincastle:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Virginia (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Fincastle in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Fincastle for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Fincastle. See our Misc Page for Fincastle for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Botetourt County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fincastle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fincastle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FincastleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fincastle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4991, Longitude: -79.8760    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Fincastle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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