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Welcome to Hinton ...

Hinton is located in Rockingham County<1>.

Hinton is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Hinton is located in the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for Hinton: 22831<3>

Communities Also Named Hinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Hinton - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Missouri, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Hinton ...

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

  • Harrisonburg (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
    • Harrisonburg lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Hinton and is located in Harrisonburg City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<5>
  • Bridgewater (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgewater
    • Bridgewater lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Hinton and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,162 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<5>
  • Broadway (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
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    • Broadway lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Hinton and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,995 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<5>
  • Elkton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
    • Elkton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Hinton and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,914 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<5>
  • Grottoes (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grottoes
    • Grottoes lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Hinton and is located in Augusta County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,864 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grottoes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grottoes<5>
  • Timberville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberville
    • Timberville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Hinton and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberville<5>
  • Shenandoah (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
    • Shenandoah lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Hinton and is located in Page County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<5>
  • Dayton (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
    • Dayton lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Hinton and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,642 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<5>
  • Mount Crawford (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Crawford
    • Mount Crawford lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Hinton and is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Crawford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Crawford<5>
  • Ottobine (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ottobine
    • Ottobine lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Hinton and is located in Rockingham County
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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 Hinton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hinton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hinton ...

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

Adding Hinton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hinton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hinton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hinton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hinton on our Genealogy Page.

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Mentions & References for Hinton

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About Rockingham County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Rockingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Hinton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hinton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hinton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hinton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4659, Longitude: -78.9724    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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