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Nearby Communities in the 1890s


We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during our research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Jonesboro in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Jonesboro. The following communities are listed based on their distance, with the one closest to Jonesboro listed first.

  • Massies Mill
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massies Mill
    • Massies Mill is located in Nelson County
  • Bryant
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryant
    • Bryant is located in Nelson County
  • Roseland
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
    • Roseland is located in Nelson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseland <3>
  • Tyro
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyro
    • Tyro is located in Nelson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyro <3>
  • Colleen
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colleen
    • Colleen is located in Nelson County
  • Lowesville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Lovingston
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovingston
    • Lovingston is located in Nelson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovingston <3>
  • Arrington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrington
    • Arrington is located in Nelson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arrington <3>
  • Gidsville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gidsville
    • Gidsville is located in Amherst County
  • Clifford
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifford
    • Clifford is located in Amherst County
  • Tye River
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tye River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tye River
    • Tye River is located in Nelson County
  • Nellysford
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • New Glasgow
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for New Glasgow
    • New Glasgow is located in Amherst County
  • Lodebar
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodebar
    • Lodebar is located in Nelson County
  • Montebello
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montebello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montebello
    • Montebello is located in Nelson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montebello <3>
  • Sandidges
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Sandidges
    • Sandidges is located in Amherst County
  • Greenfield
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
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    • Greenfield is located in Nelson County
  • Irish Creek
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irish Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Creek
    • Irish Creek is located in Rockbridge County
  • Buffalo Springs
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs is located in Nelson County
  • Norwood
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
    • Norwood is located in Nelson County
  • Faber
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Sherando
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherando
    • Sherando is located in Augusta County
  • Vesuvius
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vesuvius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vesuvius
    • Vesuvius is located in Rockbridge County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vesuvius <3>
  • Oronoco
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oronoco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oronoco
    • Oronoco is located in Amherst County
  • Willow
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow
    • Willow is located in Amherst County
  • Forks of Buffalo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of Buffalo
    • Forks of Buffalo is located in Amherst County
  • Greenway
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
    • Greenway is located in Nelson County
  • Schuyler
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuyler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schuyler
    • Schuyler is located in Nelson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuyler <3>
  • Lofton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lofton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lofton
    • Lofton is located in Augusta County
  • Steeles Tavern
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Marlbrook
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlbrook
    • Marlbrook is located in Rockbridge County

The official website for Nelson County: www.nelsoncounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Jonesboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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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