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Welcome to Fincastle ...

The town of Fincastle is located in Botetourt County<1> and is the County Seat for Botetourt County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fincastle has a population of 341 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fincastle.

Fincastle is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Fincastle: (540)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fincastle had an population of 341 people. This is a decrease of 3.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fincastle had a population of 353 people. This makes Fincastle the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 353 people, the population of Fincastle decreased 1.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 359 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fincastle.

Communities Also Named Fincastle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Fincastle - they are located in Indiana, Kentucky (2), Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Fincastle ...

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

  • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
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    • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Salem [Salem City]
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    • Salem [Salem City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<5>
  • Vinton [Roanoke County]
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    • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Fincastle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<5>
  • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
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    • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
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      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<5>
    • New Castle [Craig County]
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      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Fincastle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<5>
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
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      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<5>
    • Lithia [Botetourt County]
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      • Lithia [Botetourt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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]<4> to the northeast of Fincastle
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    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
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      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Fincastle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fincastle. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fincastle.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fincastle ...

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

Adding Fincastle to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fincastle 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 Fincastle was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Botetourt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fincastle.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fincastle - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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: 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    
<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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