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Welcome to Merrimac ...

Merrimac is located in Montgomery County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Merrimac, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

Merrimac is 1,980 feet [604 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Merrimac lies within the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Merrimac ...

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

Beyond Virginia, there are 12 communities that are also named Merrimac - they are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Merrimac ...

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

  • Christiansburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Radford
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
    • Radford is located in Radford City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford <4>
  • Pearisburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Dublin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
    • Dublin is located in Pulaski County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin <4>
  • Pembroke
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Old Farm Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Farm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Farm Village
    • Old Farm Village is located in Montgomery County
  • Raintree Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree Village
    • Raintree Village is located in Montgomery County
  • Mount Tabor Village
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Tabor Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tabor Village
    • Mount Tabor Village is located in Montgomery County
  • Oak Grove
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove is located in Montgomery County
  • Bennetts Mill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennetts Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennetts Mill
    • Bennetts Mill is located in Montgomery 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 Merrimac. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Merrimac.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Merrimac ...

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

Adding Merrimac to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Merrimac 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 Merrimac was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Merrimac.

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montva.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Montgomery, 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 Merrimac - 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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