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1890 Communities Near Monroe ...

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 Monroe in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Monroe.

  • Abert (Bedford County)
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    • Abert lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Abert had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abert
  • Allwood (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allwood
    • Allwood lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Allwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allwood
  • Big Island (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Island
    • Big Island lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Island had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Island<4>
  • Bocock (Campbell County)
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    • Bocock lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Monroe and is located in Campbell County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bocock had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bocock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bocock
  • Boonsboro (Bedford County)
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    • Boonsboro lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boonsboro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
  • Clifford (Amherst County)
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    • Clifford lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clifford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifford
  • Coffee (Bedford County)
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    • Coffee lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coffee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee
  • Coleman Falls (Bedford County)
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    • Coleman Falls lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coleman Falls had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coleman Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coleman Falls
  • Concord (Campbell County)
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    • Concord lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Monroe and is located in Campbell County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Concord had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<4>
  • Coolwell (Amherst County)
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    • Coolwell lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coolwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolwell
  • Elon (Amherst County)
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    • Elon lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon
  • Forest (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forest had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<4>
  • Forks of Buffalo (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of Buffalo
    • Forks of Buffalo lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forks of Buffalo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks of Buffalo
  • Gidsville (Amherst County)
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    • Gidsville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gidsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gidsville
  • Joshua Falls (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joshua Falls
    • Joshua Falls lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Joshua Falls had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joshua Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joshua Falls
  • Major (Bedford County)
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    • Major lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Major had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Major have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Major
  • Mineral (Appomattox County) - Historic
    • While Mineral was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
    • Mineral was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Monroe and is located in Appomattox County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mineral had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Mount Athos (Campbell County) - Historic
    • While Mount Athos was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Athos
    • Mount Athos was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Monroe and is located in Campbell County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Athos had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Athos have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • New Glasgow (Amherst County)
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    • New Glasgow lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Glasgow had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Glasgow
  • Pearch (Bedford County)
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    • Pearch lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pearch had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearch
  • Pedlar Mills (Amherst County)
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    • Pedlar Mills lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pedlar Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedlar Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pedlar Mills
  • Perrowville (Bedford County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrowville
    • Perrowville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Perrowville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrowville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrowville
  • Pleasant View (Amherst County)
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    • Pleasant View lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant View had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
  • Salt Creek (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Creek
    • Salt Creek lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Salt Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Creek
  • Sandidges (Amherst County)
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    • Sandidges lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandidges had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandidges have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandidges
  • Stapleton (Amherst County)
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    • Stapleton lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stapleton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
  • Walkers Ford (Amherst County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkers Ford
    • Walkers Ford lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Monroe and is located in Amherst County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walkers Ford had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkers Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkers Ford
  • Waugh (Bedford County)
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    • Waugh lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Monroe and is located in Bedford County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Waugh had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waugh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waugh

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Mentions & References for Monroe

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About Amherst County

About Virginia

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.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 Monroe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Monroe) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5021, Longitude: -79.1278       In this case, the coordinates for Monroe 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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