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Our Genealogy Helper for Holiday Acres ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Holiday Acres (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Holiday Acres. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Holiday Acres is located in Amherst County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Amherst County: Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Lynchburg City, Nelson & Rockbridge.

Below are the counties that are near Holiday Acres. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Holiday Acres:

  • Amherst County     (The home county of Holiday Acres)
    • Winesap (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winesap
      • Winesap lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winesap
    • Coolwell (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolwell
      • Coolwell lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolwell
    • Madison Heights (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<3>
    • Sweet Briar Station (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar Station
      • Sweet Briar Station lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Briar Station
    • Amherst (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<3>
    • Monitor (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
      • Monitor lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monitor
    • Pedlar Mills (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pedlar Mills
      • Pedlar Mills lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedlar Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pedlar Mills
    • Walkers Ford (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkers Ford
      • Walkers Ford lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkers Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkers Ford
    • Pleasant View (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Sandidges (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandidges
      • Sandidges lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandidges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandidges
    • New Glasgow (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Glasgow
      • New Glasgow lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Glasgow
    • Allwood (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allwood
      • Allwood lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allwood
    • Forks of Buffalo (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of Buffalo
      • Forks of Buffalo lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks of Buffalo
  • Albemarle County
    • Keene (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
    • North Garden (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Scottsville (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Albemarle County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<3>
  • Appomattox County
    • Beckham (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckham
      • Beckham lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Appomattox County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckham
    • Spout Spring (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spout Spring
      • Spout Spring lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Appomattox County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spout Spring
    • Bent Creek (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Creek
      • Bent Creek lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Appomattox County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Creek
    • Appomattox (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appomattox
      • Appomattox lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Appomattox County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,808 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appomattox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appomattox<3>
    • Spring Mills (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Mills
      • Spring Mills lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Appomattox County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
    • Evergreen (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Appomattox County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Pamplin City (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamplin City
      • Pamplin City lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Appomattox County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplin City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplin City<3>
  • Augusta County
    • Steeles Tavern (31 miles [49.9 km] to the north)
    • Greenville (36 miles [57.9 km] to the north)
    • Lyndhurst (38 miles [61.2 km] to the north)
    • Stuarts Draft (38 miles [61.2 km] to the north)
    • Middlebrook (39 miles [62.8 km] to the north)
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<3>
  • Bedford County
    • Boonsboro (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
      • Boonsboro lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
    • Forest (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Goode (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Lowry (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Joppa Mill (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
      • Joppa Mill lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
    • Moneta (34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Montvale (34 miles [54.7 km] to the west)
    • Radford (36 miles [57.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
  • Botetourt County
    • Buchanan (31 miles [49.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Botetourt County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<3>
    • Blue Ridge (38 miles [61.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Botetourt County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<3>
  • Buckingham County
    • Toga (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toga
      • Toga lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Buckingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toga
    • Manteo (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manteo
      • Manteo lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Buckingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manteo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manteo
    • Alcoma (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcoma
      • Alcoma lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Buckingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcoma
    • Andersonville (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andersonville
      • Andersonville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Buckingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andersonville<3>
    • Buckingham (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
    • Dillwyn (35 miles [56.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillwyn
      • Dillwyn lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Buckingham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillwyn<3>
  • Buena Vista City
    • Buena Vista (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Buena Vista City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<3>
  • Campbell County
    • Concord (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Powhatan (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
      • Powhatan lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Campbell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan
    • Timberlake (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Campbell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Rustburg (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Bedford Springs (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford Springs
      • Bedford Springs lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Campbell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford Springs
    • Lynch Station (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch Station
      • Lynch Station lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Campbell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Station
    • Altavista (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Holiday Acres and is located in Campbell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<3>
    • Brookneal (31 miles [49.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
      • Brookneal lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Holiday Acres and is located in Campbell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<3>
  • Charlotte County
    • Phenix (34 miles [54.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Charlotte County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
    • Charlotte Court House (39 miles [62.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte Court House
      • Charlotte Court House lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Charlotte County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 507 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte Court House
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte Court House<3>
  • Halifax County
    • Nathalie (38 miles [61.2 km] to the south)
  • Lexington City
    • Lexington (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Lexington City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Lynchburg City
    • Lavino Village (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavino Village
      • Lavino Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Lynchburg City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavino Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavino Village
    • Lynchburg (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Holiday Acres and is located in Lynchburg City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<3>
    • Woodbine Village (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine Village
      • Woodbine Village lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Lynchburg City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine Village
  • Nelson County
    • Gladstone (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Colleen (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colleen
      • Colleen lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Nelson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colleen
    • Jonesboro (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
      • Jonesboro lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Holiday Acres and is located in Nelson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesboro
    • Massies Mill (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massies Mill
      • Massies Mill lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Holiday Acres and is located in Nelson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massies Mill
    • Shipman (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shipman
      • Shipman lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Nelson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shipman
    • Old Myndus (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Myndus
      • Old Myndus lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Nelson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Myndus
    • Rockfish (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfish
      • Rockfish lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Nelson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockfish
    • Adial (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adial
      • Adial lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Nelson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adial
    • Faber (31 miles [49.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Afton (40 miles [64.4 km] to the north)
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Hurt (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
      • Hurt lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Holiday Acres and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<3>
    • Gretna (39 miles [62.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Holiday Acres and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,179 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<3>
  • Rockbridge County
    • Glasgow (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Buffalo Forge (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Forge
      • Buffalo Forge lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Forge
    • Riverside (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Fancy Hill (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Hill
      • Fancy Hill lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fancy Hill
    • Marlbrook (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlbrook
      • Marlbrook lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Holiday Acres and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlbrook
    • East Lexington (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lexington
      • East Lexington lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lexington
    • Fairfield (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Holiday Acres and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Brownsburg (32 miles [51.5 km] to the north)
    • Goshen (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Rockbridge County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Holiday Acres, see our County-by-County Page for Holiday Acres.

Newspapers Published in Holiday Acres ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 100 newspapers that have been published in the area around Holiday Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Holiday Acres, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Holiday Acres.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Holiday Acres:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Holiday Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Holiday Acres.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Holiday Acres covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • New Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
  • Campbell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Campbell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Campbell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell Cemetery
  • Lone Pine Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lone Pine Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lone Pine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Pine Cemetery
  • McIvor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McIvor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McIvor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIvor Cemetery
  • Hicks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hicks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hicks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Cemetery
  • Beth Joseph Agudath Sholom Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Joseph Agudath Sholom Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Joseph Agudath Sholom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Joseph Agudath Sholom Cemetery
  • Mead Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mead Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mead Cemetery
  • Faulconer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Faulconer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Faulconer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faulconer Cemetery
  • Scott Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scott Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Williams Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
  • Continue List   (318 more) ...
    • Old City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old City Cemetery
      • The Old City Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Lynchburg.
      • Old City Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Confederate Cemetery
      • Methodist Cemetery
      • Old Lynchburg City Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old City Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1970115<4>
    • Presbyterian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Presbyterian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Presbyterian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presbyterian Cemetery
    • White Rock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Rock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Rock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Rock Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Holiday Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Holiday Acres.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Holiday Acres, with the one closest to Holiday Acres listed first.

  • Coolwell (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolwell
    • Coolwell lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coolwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolwell
  • Joshua Falls (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joshua Falls
    • Joshua Falls lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Joshua Falls had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joshua Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joshua Falls
  • Elon (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elon
    • Elon lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon
  • Salt Creek (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Creek
    • Salt Creek lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Salt Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Creek
  • Abert (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abert
    • Abert lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Abert had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abert
  • Mount Athos (Campbell County) - Historic
    • While Mount Athos was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Athos
    • Mount Athos was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Holiday Acres and is located in Campbell County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Athos had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Athos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Stapleton (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stapleton
    • Stapleton lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stapleton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
  • Boonsboro (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
    • Boonsboro lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boonsboro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
  • Bocock (Campbell County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bocock
    • Bocock lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Holiday Acres and is located in Campbell County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bocock had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bocock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bocock
  • Pedlar Mills (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pedlar Mills
    • Pedlar Mills lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pedlar Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedlar Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pedlar Mills
  • Pearch (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearch
    • Pearch lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pearch had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearch
  • Walkers Ford (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkers Ford
    • Walkers Ford lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walkers Ford had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkers Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkers Ford
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Coleman Falls (Bedford County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleman Falls
      • Coleman Falls lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coleman Falls had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coleman Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coleman Falls
    • Coffee (Bedford County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee
      • Coffee lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Holiday Acres and is located in Bedford County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coffee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee
    • Mineral (Appomattox County) - Historic
      • While Mineral was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Holiday Acres and is located in Appomattox County
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mineral had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Holiday Acres. See our List of 1890's Communities around Holiday Acres.

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

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Holiday Acres) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holiday Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4824, Longitude: -79.1095       In this case, the coordinates for Holiday Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<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 Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Holiday Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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