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Jonesboro, Virginia
(Nelson County)

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Welcome to Jonesboro ...

Jonesboro is located in Nelson County<1>.

Jonesboro is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Jonesboro: (434)

Communities Also Named Jonesboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Jonesboro: This one is located in Nelson County and the other is located in Brunswick County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 18 communities that are also named Jonesboro - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Jonesboro ...

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

  • Amherst [Amherst County]
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    • Amherst [Amherst County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Jonesboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,180 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<4>
  • Colleen [Nelson County]
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    • Colleen [Nelson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Jonesboro
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  • Lowesville [Amherst County]
  • Shipman [Nelson County]
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    • Shipman [Nelson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Jonesboro
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Adial [Nelson County]
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      • Adial [Nelson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Jonesboro
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    • Lodebar [Nelson County]
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      • Lodebar [Nelson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Jonesboro
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    • Monitor [Amherst County]
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      • Monitor [Amherst County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Jonesboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rockfish [Nelson County]
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      • Rockfish [Nelson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Jonesboro
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    • Faber [Nelson County]
    • Sherando [Augusta County]
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      • Sherando [Augusta County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of Jonesboro
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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 Jonesboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jonesboro.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jonesboro ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Nelson County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Nelson County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Nelson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jonesboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jonesboro) 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 Jonesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JonesboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7833, Longitude: -78.9783    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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