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Welcome to Hollins ...

Hollins is primarily located in Roanoke County<1>. A portion of Hollins extends into Botetourt County.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hollins, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Hollins is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Hollins lies within the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Hollins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Hollins - they are located in Alabama and Maryland.

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

Communities near Hollins ...

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

  • Roanoke
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Salem
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Salem City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <4>
  • Vinton
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Buchanan
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Troutville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Fincastle
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Boones Mill
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • New Castle
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Laymantown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
    • Laymantown is located in Botetourt County
  • Buena Vista
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Buena Vista is located in Roanoke City

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 Hollins. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hollins.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hollins ...

Looking for more information about Hollins? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hollins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hollins.

Adding Hollins to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hollins 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 Hollins was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hollins.

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

The official website for Roanoke County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Roanoke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hollins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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