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Welcome to North Holston ...

North Holston is located in Smyth County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for North Holston: N. Holston

North Holston is 1,750 feet [533 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for North Holston: (276)

Communities near North Holston ...

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

  • Abingdon (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
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    • Abingdon lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of North Holston and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,856 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
  • Marion (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
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    • Marion lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of North Holston and is located in Smyth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Richlands (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
    • Richlands lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of North Holston and is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,224 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<5>
  • Tazewell (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
    • Tazewell lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of North Holston and is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<5>
  • Saltville (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
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    • Saltville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southwest of North Holston and is located in Smyth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville<5>
  • Chilhowie (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
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    • Chilhowie lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of North Holston and is located in Smyth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie<5>
  • Glade Spring (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
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    • Glade Spring lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of North Holston and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,402 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Spring
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring<5>
  • Honaker (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honaker
    • Honaker lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of North Holston and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honaker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honaker<5>
  • Cedar Bluff (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of North Holston and is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 998 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<5>
  • Damascus (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
    • Damascus lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of North Holston and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 775 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<5>

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 North Holston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for North Holston.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Holston ...

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

Adding North Holston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of North Holston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for North Holston was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for North Holston on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for North Holston

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Smyth County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Smyth County: www.smythcounty.org/

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 Smyth, 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 have 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 North Holston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- North Holston) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Holston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9109, Longitude: -81.7160       In this case, the coordinates for North Holston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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