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Welcome to Major ...

Major is located in Bedford County<1>.

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

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

Major is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Major ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Virginia communities named Major: This one is located in Bedford County and the other is located in Grayson County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 8 communities that are also named Major - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky (2), Missouri, Saskatchewan, Tennessee and Utah.

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

Communities near Major ...

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

  • Lynchburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Lexington
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Bedford
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Buena Vista
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • 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
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Buchanan
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Glasgow
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Coleman Falls
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleman Falls
    • Coleman Falls is located in Bedford County
  • Pedlar Mills
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedlar Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pedlar Mills
    • Pedlar Mills is located in Amherst County
  • Pleasant View
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
    • Pleasant View is located in Amherst 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 Major. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Major.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Major ...

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

Adding Major to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Major.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Major. 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 Bedford, 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 Major - 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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