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Irish Creek is located in Rockbridge County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Irish Creek, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

A typical abbreviation for Irish Creek: Irish Crk. (or less commonly used: Irish Ck. or Irish Cr.)

Irish Creek is 1,990 feet [607 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Irish Creek: (540)

Communities Also Named Irish Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Irish Creek - they are located in Kentucky and Texas.

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

Communities near Irish Creek ...

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

  • Lexington
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Buena Vista
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 Buena Vista City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista <4>
  • Amherst
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Craigsville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Goshen
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Alto
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto is located in Amherst County
  • Fairfield
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
    • Fairfield is located in Rockbridge County
  • Steeles Tavern
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Spottswood
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spottswood
    • Spottswood is located in Augusta County
  • Brownsburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Irish Creek ...

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

Adding Irish Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Irish Creek post office opened in 1884.

We also found Irish Creek in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Irish Creek.

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

The official website for Rockbridge County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Rockbridge, 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 Irish Creek - 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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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