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Orkney Springs, Virginia

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The location of Orkney Springs

Welcome to Orkney Springs ...

Orkney Springs is located in Shenandoah County.

The location of Orkney Springs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Orkney Springs: Orkney Spgs. (or less commonly used: Orkney Spngs. or Orkney Sprngs.)

Orkney Springs is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Orkney Springs is located in the (540) area code.

Communities near Orkney Springs ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Broadway   [Map]   3,880   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Columbia Furnace   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cootes Store   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Edinburg   [Map]   1,063   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fulks Run   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mount Jackson   [Map]   2,093   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Orkney Springs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Orkney Springs. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orkney Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orkney Springs.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Orkney Springs:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orkney Springs ...

Looking for more information about Orkney Springs? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Orkney Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Orkney Springs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Shenandoah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shenandoah County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orkney Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orkney Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orkney Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7954, Longitude: -78.8145     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orkney Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orkney Springs.

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