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Welcome to Greenfield ...

Greenfield is located in Nelson County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Greenfield, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1820.

Greenfield is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Greenfield is located in the (434) area code.

Communities Also Named Greenfield ...

While we believe that this Greenfield is located in Nelson County, we know of another 5 Virginia communities named Greenfield. Those communities are located in the following counties: Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, Spotsylvania and Washington County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 66 communities that are also named Greenfield - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California (2), Florida (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (4), Pennsylvania (6), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Greenfield ...

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

  • Staunton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Waynesboro
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Adial
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adial
    • Adial is located in Nelson County
  • Durrett Town
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durrett Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durrett Town
    • Durrett Town is located in Nelson County
  • Onan
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onan
    • Onan is located in Nelson County
  • Afton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Batesville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Covesville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covesville
    • Covesville is located in Albemarle County
  • Old Myndus
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Myndus
    • Old Myndus is located in Nelson County
  • Sherando
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherando
    • Sherando is located in Augusta 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 Greenfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Greenfield.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenfield ...

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

Adding Greenfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Greenfield 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 Greenfield was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Greenfield post office opened in 1820.

We also found Greenfield in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Greenfield.

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

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The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Nelson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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