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Lovingston is located in Nelson County<1> and is the County Seat for Nelson County.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lovingston, 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.

Lovingston is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Lovingston is within the (434) area code.

Communities near Lovingston ...

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

  • Amherst
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Colleen
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colleen
    • Colleen is located in Nelson County
  • Old Myndus
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Myndus
    • Old Myndus is located in Nelson County
  • Jonesboro
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
    • Jonesboro is located in Nelson County
  • Rockfish
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfish
    • Rockfish is located in Nelson County
  • Adial
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adial
    • Adial is located in Nelson County
  • Massies Mill
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massies Mill
    • Massies Mill is located in Nelson County
  • Faber
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Nellysford
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Buffalo Springs
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • 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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lovingston ...

Looking for more information about Lovingston? 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 Lovingston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lovingston.

Adding Lovingston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lovingston.

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

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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 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 Lovingston - 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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