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Goodwins Ferry, Virginia
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Welcome to Goodwins Ferry ...

So far, we have found very little information about Goodwins Ferry. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Goodwins Ferry to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Goodwins Ferry, please Contact Us.

Goodwins Ferry would have been located within present day Montgomery County.

A typical abbreviation for Goodwins Ferry: Goodwins Fry. (or less commonly used: Goodwins Frry.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Goodwins Ferry for more information about variations on the name of Goodwins Ferry.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Goodwins Ferry is 1,670 feet [509 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Goodwins Ferry was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Goodwins Ferry once stood is in the (540) area code.

Communities near Goodwins Ferry ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Goodwins Ferry and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Blacksburg   [Map]   45,038   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Christiansburg   [Map]   22,088   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dublin   [Map]   2,683   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Narrows   [Map]   1,971   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pearisburg   [Map]   2,699   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pembroke   [Map]   1,091   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Goodwins Ferry ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Goodwins Ferry: This one is located in Montgomery County and the other is located in Giles County.

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

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 Goodwins Ferry. 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 Goodwins Ferry. 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 Goodwins Ferry.

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

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We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Goodwins Ferry no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. 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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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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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Goodwins Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Goodwins Ferry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Goodwins Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Goodwins Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goodwins Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2212, Longitude: -80.6109     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goodwins Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Goodwins Ferry.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Goodwins Ferry.