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Welcome to Gogginsville ...

Gogginsville is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gogginsville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1848.

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

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

Gogginsville is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.

Communities near Gogginsville ...

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

  • Roanoke
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Salem
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Salem City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <4>
  • Radford
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
    • Radford is located in Bedford County
  • Vinton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Rocky Mount
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Boones Mill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Barfoot
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
    • Barfoot is located in Franklin County
  • Redwood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood
    • Redwood is located in Franklin County
  • Burnt Chimney
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
    • Burnt Chimney is located in Franklin County
  • Algoma
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma is located in Franklin 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 Gogginsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gogginsville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gogginsville ...

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

Adding Gogginsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gogginsville 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 Gogginsville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Gogginsville post office opened in 1848.

We also found Gogginsville in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gogginsville.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Franklin, 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 Gogginsville - 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>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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