RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Mount Airy, Virginia
(Shenandoah County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other VA
Communities

















Our Genealogy Helper for Mount Airy ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Mount Airy (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Mount Airy. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Mount Airy ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Mount Airy: Mt. Airy

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Mount Airy is located in Shenandoah County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shenandoah County: Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Warren & Hardy (WV).

Below are the counties that are near Mount Airy. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mount Airy:

  • Shenandoah County     (The home county of Mount Airy)
    • Mount Jackson (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jackson
      • Mount Jackson lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson<3>
    • New Market (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
      • New Market lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<3>
    • Edinburg (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<3>
    • Columbia Furnace (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Furnace
      • Columbia Furnace lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Furnace
    • Basye-Bryce Mountain (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Calvary (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calvary
      • Calvary lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calvary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
    • Orkney Springs (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Woodstock (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<3>
    • Seven Fountains (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Fountains
      • Seven Fountains lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Fountains
    • Maurertown (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Dilbeck (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilbeck
      • Dilbeck lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dilbeck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilbeck
    • Toms Brook (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Brook
      • Toms Brook lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toms Brook<3>
  • Augusta County
    • Grottoes (32 miles [51.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grottoes
      • Grottoes lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Mount Airy and is located in Augusta County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grottoes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grottoes<3>
    • Weyers Cave (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Mount Solon (35 miles [56.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Crimora (40 miles [64.4 km] to the south)
  • Clarke County
    • White Post (36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Boyce (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
      • Boyce lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<3>
  • Culpeper County
    • Culpeper (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culpeper
      • Culpeper lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Culpeper County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culpeper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culpeper<3>
  • Fauquier County
    • Petersburg (33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Fauquier County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
    • Orlean (35 miles [56.3 km] to the east)
    • Markham (36 miles [57.9 km] to the east)
    • Delaplane (40 miles [64.4 km] to the east)
  • Frederick County
    • Middletown (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Frederick County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<3>
    • Tulip (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulip
      • Tulip lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Frederick County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulip have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulip
    • Stephens City (33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephens City
      • Stephens City lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Frederick County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephens City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephens City<3>
  • Greene County
    • Kinderhook (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinderhook
      • Kinderhook lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Greene County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinderhook
    • Stanardsville (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanardsville
      • Stanardsville lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Mount Airy and is located in Greene County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanardsville<3>
  • Harrisonburg City
    • Harrisonburg (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Harrisonburg City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<3>
  • Madison County
    • Peola Mills (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peola Mills
      • Peola Mills lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peola Mills
    • Hood (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Ruth (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Madison (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Madison County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
  • Page County
    • Leaksville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaksville
      • Leaksville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Page County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaksville
    • Luray (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Page County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<3>
    • Stanley (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Page County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>
    • Marksville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Page County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Shenandoah (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
      • Shenandoah lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Airy and is located in Page County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<3>
    • Verbena (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verbena
      • Verbena lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Mount Airy and is located in Page County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verbena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verbena
  • Rappahannock County
    • Sperryville (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Rediviva (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rediviva
      • Rediviva lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rediviva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rediviva
    • Washington (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<3>
    • Woodville (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
    • Scrabble (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrabble
      • Scrabble lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scrabble
    • Slate Mills (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Mills
      • Slate Mills lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Mills
    • Chester Gap (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester Gap
      • Chester Gap lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Rappahannock County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Gap
    • Amissville (34 miles [54.7 km] to the east)
  • Rockingham County
    • Plains Mill (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains Mill
      • Plains Mill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains Mill
    • Timberville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberville
      • Timberville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberville<3>
    • Broadway (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadway
      • Broadway lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<3>
    • Mayland (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayland
      • Mayland lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayland
    • Cootes Store (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cootes Store
      • Cootes Store lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cootes Store
    • Lacey Spring (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey Spring
      • Lacey Spring lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey Spring
    • Turleytown (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turleytown
      • Turleytown lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turleytown
    • Cherry Grove (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Grove
      • Cherry Grove lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Grove
    • Fulks Run (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulks Run
      • Fulks Run lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulks Run
    • Linville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
    • Edom (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edom
      • Edom lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edom
    • Melrose (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
      • Melrose lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
  • Warren County
    • Overall (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overall
      • Overall lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Warren County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overall
    • Limeton (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limeton
      • Limeton lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Warren County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limeton
    • Royal Village (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Village
      • Royal Village lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Warren County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Village
    • Viscose City (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viscose City
      • Viscose City lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Warren County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viscose City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viscose City
    • Front Royal (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Front Royal
      • Front Royal lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Warren County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Front Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Front Royal<3>
    • Riverton (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Warren County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
    • Reliance (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reliance
      • Reliance lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Warren County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
    • Applewood (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Applewood
      • Applewood lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Warren County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Applewood
  • Winchester City
    • Winchester (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Winchester City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<3>
  • Grant County (WV)
    • Dorcas (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Airy and is located in Grant County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
    • Petersburg (32 miles [51.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Airy and is located in Grant County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
    • Medley (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Hampshire County (WV)
    • Yellow Spring (32 miles [51.5 km] to the north)
    • Augusta (39 miles [62.8 km] to the north)
  • Hardy County (WV)
    • Mathias (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Lost City (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost City
      • Lost City lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Airy and is located in Hardy County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<3>
    • Baker (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
      • Baker lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Hardy County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
    • Wardensville (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wardensville
      • Wardensville lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Hardy County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wardensville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wardensville<3>
    • Fort Run (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Run
      • Fort Run lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Airy and is located in Hardy County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Run
    • Moorefield (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Airy and is located in Hardy County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<3>
  • Pendleton County (WV)
    • Fort Seybert (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Seybert
      • Fort Seybert lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Airy and is located in Pendleton County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Seybert
    • Brandywine (33 miles [53.1 km] to the west)
    • Franklin (38 miles [61.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Mount Airy and is located in Pendleton County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Mount Airy, see our County-by-County Page for Mount Airy.

Newspapers Published in Mount Airy ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Airy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Airy, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Airy.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Mount Airy:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Mount Airy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Airy.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Mount Airy covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Woods Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woods Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woods Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Chapel Cemetery
  • Mt. Jackson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Jackson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Jackson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Jackson Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Valley Central Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley Central Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley Central Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Central Cemetery
  • Our Soldiers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Our Soldiers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Our Soldiers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Our Soldiers Cemetery
  • Grace Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grace Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • St. Marks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • St. Matthews Cemetery
  • Mt. Clifton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Clifton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Clifton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Clifton Cemetery
  • Solomons Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Solomons Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Solomons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solomons Cemetery
  • Continue List   (460 more) ...
    • Thomas Family Cemetery #2
    • Billheimer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Billheimer Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Billheimer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Billheimer Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billheimer Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Mount Airy in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Airy.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Mount Airy, with the one closest to Mount Airy listed first.

  • Mount Jackson (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jackson
    • Mount Jackson lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 650 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Jackson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson<3>
  • Quicksburg (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quicksburg
    • Quicksburg lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Quicksburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quicksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quicksburg<3>
  • Hawkinstown (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkinstown
    • Hawkinstown lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hawkinstown had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkinstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkinstown
  • Rinkerton (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rinkerton
    • Rinkerton lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rinkerton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rinkerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rinkerton
  • New Market Station (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market Station
    • New Market Station lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Market Station had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Market Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market Station
  • New Market (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
    • New Market lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 697 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Market had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<3>
  • Hamburg (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
    • Hamburg lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
  • Mount Clifton (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Clifton
    • Mount Clifton lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Clifton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Clifton
  • Forestville (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
    • Forestville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 176 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forestville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
  • Edinburg (Shenandoah County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
    • Edinburg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edinburg had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<3>
  • Leaksville (Page County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaksville
    • Leaksville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Page County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leaksville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaksville
  • Timberville (Rockingham County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberville
    • Timberville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Airy and is located in Rockingham County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Timberville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberville<3>
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Alma (Page County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Page County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 122 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Luray (Page County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Page County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,809 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,849 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Luray had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<3>
    • Willow Grove (Shenandoah County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
      • Willow Grove lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Shenandoah County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Willow Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Grove

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Mount Airy. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Airy.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Mount Airy

Search for a Community located in Virginia

About Shenandoah County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Shenandoah County: www.co.shenandoah.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Airy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Airy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7198, Longitude: -78.6289       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Airy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Mount Airy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2022