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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.

The location of Goodwins Ferry has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

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.<3>.

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

Goodwins Ferry would have been located in the (540) area code.

Communities near Goodwins Ferry ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Blacksburg   [Map]   44,563   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Christiansburg   [Map]   22,259   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dublin   [Map]   2,649   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Narrows   [Map]   1,960   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pearisburg   [Map]   2,661   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pembroke   [Map]   1,088   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Goodwins Ferry. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

Websites for Goodwins Ferry ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.montgomerycc.org/

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The official website for Montgomery County: www.montva.com/

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

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 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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use 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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<5>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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