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1890 Communities Near Merrimac ...

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 on-going research.

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

While we didn't find Merrimac in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Merrimac.

  • Alleghany Springs [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alleghany Springs
    • Alleghany Springs [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Merrimac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alleghany Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alleghany Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alleghany Springs
  • Belspring [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belspring
    • Belspring [Pulaski County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Merrimac
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belspring had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belspring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belspring
  • Bennetts Mill [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennetts Mill
    • Bennetts Mill [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Merrimac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bennetts Mill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennetts Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennetts Mill
  • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Merrimac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 875 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blacksburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<4>
  • Cambria [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambria
    • Cambria [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Merrimac
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cambria had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambria
  • Childress [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childress
    • Childress [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Merrimac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Childress had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childress have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childress
  • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Merrimac
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,176 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Christiansburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<4>
  • Churchwood [Pulaski County] - Historic
    • While Churchwood was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchwood
    • Churchwood [Pulaski County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Merrimac
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 346 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Churchwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dry Branch [Pulaski County]
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      • Dry Branch [Pulaski County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Merrimac
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
    • East Radford [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Radford
      • East Radford [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Merrimac
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Radford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Radford
    • Ellett [Montgomery County]
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      • Ellett [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Merrimac
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellett
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
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      • Elliston [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Merrimac
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elliston had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elliston<4>
    • Fagg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fagg
      • Fagg [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fagg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fagg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fagg
    • Goodwins Ferry [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwins Ferry
      • Goodwins Ferry [Giles County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goodwins Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodwins Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwins Ferry
    • Houchins [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houchins
      • Houchins [Montgomery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Merrimac
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Houchins had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houchins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houchins
    • Huffman [Craig County]
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      • Huffman [Craig County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
    • Huffville [Floyd County]
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      • Huffville [Floyd County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Huffville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffville
    • Maybrook [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybrook
      • Maybrook [Giles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maybrook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maybrook
    • McDonalds Mill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDonalds Mill
      • McDonalds Mill [Montgomery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McDonalds Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDonalds Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonalds Mill
    • New River [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New River
      • New River [Pulaski County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Merrimac
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New River had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New River<4>
    • Newport [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Giles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot
      • Pilot [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pilot had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot<4>
    • Prices Fork [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prices Fork
      • Prices Fork [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prices Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prices Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prices Fork
    • Riner [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riner
      • Riner [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Riner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riner<4>
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shawsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<4>
    • Vicker [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicker
      • Vicker [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Merrimac
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vicker had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicker
    • Yellow Sulphur Springs [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Sulphur Springs
      • Yellow Sulphur Springs [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Merrimac
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yellow Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Sulphur Springs

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Montgomery County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montva.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 Merrimac, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Merrimac) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Merrimac. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MerrimacOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merrimac. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1896, Longitude: -80.4256       In this case, the coordinates for Merrimac have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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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