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Gillespie, Virginia
(Bedford County)

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Welcome to Gillespie ...

Gillespie is located in Bedford County.

Gillespie is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Communities near Gillespie ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gillespie and not the distance if driven.<2>.

Community   2016<3>
Altavista   [Map]   3,468   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bedford   [Map]   6,615   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Forest   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gretna   [Map]   1,237   S   18 miles [29 km]
Hurt   [Map]   1,265   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lowry   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Gillespie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Gillespie: This one is located in Bedford County and the other is located in Tazewell County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 15 communities that are also named Gillespie - they are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gillespie. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gillespie. 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 Gillespie.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gillespie ...

Looking for more information about Gillespie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Gillespie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Gillespie, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Gillespie.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Gillespie. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gillespie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Gillespie. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gillespie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gillespie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2140, Longitude: -79.4322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gillespie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gillespie.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gillespie.