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Our Genealogy Helper for The Plains ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about The Plains (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 The Plains. 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.

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 and doctors 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.

The Plains is located in Fauquier 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 Fauquier County: Clarke, Loudoun, Prince William, Rappahannock, Stafford & Warren.

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

  • Fauquier County     (The home county of The Plains)
    • Belvoir [Fauquier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvoir
      • Belvoir [Fauquier County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
    • Halfway [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
      • Halfway [Fauquier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
    • Zulla [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zulla
      • Zulla [Fauquier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zulla
    • Marshall [Fauquier County]
    • Delaplane [Fauquier County]
    • Kerfoot [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerfoot
      • Kerfoot [Fauquier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kerfoot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerfoot
    • Frytown [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frytown
      • Frytown [Fauquier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frytown
    • Warrenton [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
      • Warrenton [Fauquier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,982 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<3>
    • Orlean [Fauquier County]
    • Markham [Fauquier County]
    • Turnbull [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnbull
      • Turnbull [Fauquier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnbull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnbull
    • Catlett [Fauquier County]
    • Petersburg [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Fauquier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • 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
  • Alexandria City
    • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 158,726 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<3>
  • Arlington County
    • Arlington [Arlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<3>
  • Clarke County
    • Frogtown [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
      • Frogtown [Clarke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
    • Berrys [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrys
      • Berrys [Clarke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berrys
    • Arcadia Farm [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Farm
      • Arcadia Farm [Clarke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Farm
    • Berryville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryville
      • Berryville [Clarke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berryville<3>
    • Boyce [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
      • Boyce [Clarke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<3>
    • Waterloo [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Clarke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • White Post [Clarke County]
    • Gaylord [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
      • Gaylord [Clarke County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
    • Wadesville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadesville
      • Wadesville [Clarke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadesville
  • Culpeper County
    • Jeffersonton [Culpeper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffersonton
      • Jeffersonton [Culpeper County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffersonton
    • Elkwood [Culpeper County]
    • Eggbornsville [Culpeper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eggbornsville
      • Eggbornsville [Culpeper County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eggbornsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eggbornsville
    • Norman [Culpeper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Culpeper County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Culpeper [Culpeper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culpeper
      • Culpeper [Culpeper County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culpeper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culpeper<3>
    • Griffinsburg [Culpeper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffinsburg
      • Griffinsburg [Culpeper County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffinsburg
    • Lignum [Culpeper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lignum
      • Lignum [Culpeper County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lignum
  • Fairfax City
    • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,429 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<3>
  • Fairfax County
    • London Towne [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London Towne
      • London Towne [Fairfax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London Towne
    • Centreville [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
      • Centreville [Fairfax County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centreville<3>
    • Chantilly [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chantilly
      • Chantilly [Fairfax County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chantilly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chantilly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chantilly<3>
    • Floris [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floris
      • Floris [Fairfax County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floris
    • Clifton [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Fairfax County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<3>
    • Herndon [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herndon
      • Herndon [Fairfax County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon<3>
    • Lee-Hi Village [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee-Hi Village
      • Lee-Hi Village [Fairfax County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee-Hi Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee-Hi Village
    • Random Hills [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Random Hills
      • Random Hills [Fairfax County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Random Hills
    • Reston [Fairfax County]
    • Oakton [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakton
      • Oakton [Fairfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakton<3>
    • Wolf Trap [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Trap
      • Wolf Trap [Fairfax County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Trap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Trap
    • Burke [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burke
      • Burke [Fairfax County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burke<3>
    • Great Falls [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Fairfax County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<3>
  • Falls Church City
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Church
      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Church
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<3>
  • Frederick County
    • Armel [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armel
      • Armel [Frederick County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armel
    • Tulip [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulip
      • Tulip [Frederick County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • 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 [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephens City
      • Stephens City [Frederick County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • 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>
    • Echo Village [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Village
      • Echo Village [Frederick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Village
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • 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>
    • Day - Mar Village [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day - Mar Village
      • Day - Mar Village [Frederick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day - Mar Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day - Mar Village
    • White Hall [Frederick County]
  • Loudoun County
    • Middleburg [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleburg
      • Middleburg [Loudoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<3>
    • Aldie [Loudoun County]
    • Philomont [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philomont
      • Philomont [Loudoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philomont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philomont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philomont<3>
    • White Pump [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Pump
      • White Pump [Loudoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Pump
    • Arcola [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Loudoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Silcott Spring [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silcott Spring
      • Silcott Spring [Loudoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silcott Spring
    • Waxpool [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxpool
      • Waxpool [Loudoun County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waxpool have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxpool
    • Round Hill [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
      • Round Hill [Loudoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Hill<3>
    • Hamilton [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Loudoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Purcellville [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purcellville
      • Purcellville [Loudoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purcellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purcellville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purcellville<3>
    • Ashburn [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashburn
      • Ashburn [Loudoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashburn<3>
    • Belmont [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Loudoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Ashburn Village [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashburn Village
      • Ashburn Village [Loudoun County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashburn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashburn Village
  • Manassas City
    • Manassas [Manassas City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas
      • Manassas [Manassas City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<3>
  • Manassas Park City
    • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas Park
      • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,004 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park<3>
  • Orange County
  • Page County
    • Luray [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Page County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<3>
  • Prince William County
    • Waterfall Village [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterfall Village
      • Waterfall Village [Prince William County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterfall Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterfall Village
    • Haymarket [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haymarket
      • Haymarket [Prince William County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haymarket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haymarket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haymarket<3>
    • Gainesville [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Prince William County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<3>
    • Catharpin [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catharpin
      • Catharpin [Prince William County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catharpin
    • Broad Run Village [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broad Run Village
      • Broad Run Village [Prince William County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broad Run Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broad Run Village
    • Linton Hall [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linton Hall
      • Linton Hall [Prince William County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linton Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linton Hall
    • Bull Run [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Run
      • Bull Run [Prince William County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Run
    • Crestwood Village [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crestwood Village
      • Crestwood Village [Prince William County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crestwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestwood Village
    • Iron Gate [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate [Prince William County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
    • Sudley [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sudley
      • Sudley [Prince William County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sudley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sudley
    • Bataan Village [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bataan Village
      • Bataan Village [Prince William County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bataan Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bataan Village
    • Bristow [Prince William County]
    • Nokesville [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nokesville
      • Nokesville [Prince William County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nokesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nokesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nokesville<3>
  • Rappahannock County
    • Amissville [Rappahannock County]
    • Chester Gap [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester Gap
      • Chester Gap [Rappahannock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Gap
    • Washington [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Rappahannock County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<3>
    • Rediviva [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rediviva
      • Rediviva [Rappahannock County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains
      • 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
    • Woodville [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Rappahannock County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
    • Scrabble [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrabble
      • Scrabble [Rappahannock County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scrabble
    • Sperryville [Rappahannock County]
  • Shenandoah County
    • Strasburg [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Shenandoah County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<3>
    • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Brook
      • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • 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>
    • Maurertown [Shenandoah County]
    • Woodstock [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Shenandoah County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • 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>
  • Stafford County
    • Cropp [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cropp
      • Cropp [Stafford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cropp
    • Hartwood Village [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartwood Village
      • Hartwood Village [Stafford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartwood Village
    • Hartwood [Stafford County]
    • Stafford [Stafford County]
    • Falmouth [Stafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth
      • Falmouth [Stafford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falmouth<3>
  • Warren County
    • Applewood [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Applewood
      • Applewood [Warren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Applewood
    • Front Royal [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Front Royal
      • Front Royal [Warren County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • 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 [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Warren County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
    • Viscose City [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viscose City
      • Viscose City [Warren County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • 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
    • Royal Village [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Village
      • Royal Village [Warren County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • 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
    • Limeton [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limeton
      • Limeton [Warren County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limeton
    • Reliance [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reliance
      • Reliance [Warren County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
  • Winchester City
    • Winchester [Winchester City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Winchester City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<3>
  • Charles County (MD)
    • Indian Head [Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Head
      • Indian Head [Charles County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Head have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Head<3>
  • Frederick County (MD)
    • Point-of-Rocks [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point-of-Rocks
      • Point-of-Rocks [Frederick County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point-of-Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point-of-Rocks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point-of-Rocks<3>
    • Tuscarora [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscarora
      • Tuscarora [Frederick County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuscarora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscarora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscarora<3>
    • Brunswick [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
      • Brunswick [Frederick County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,652 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<3>
    • Knoxville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Frederick County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<3>
    • Rosemont [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemont
      • Rosemont [Frederick County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemont
    • Adamstown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamstown
      • Adamstown [Frederick County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adamstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adamstown<3>
    • Jefferson [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Frederick County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<3>
    • Burkittsville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkittsville
      • Burkittsville [Frederick County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkittsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkittsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burkittsville<3>
    • Buckeystown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeystown
      • Buckeystown [Frederick County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeystown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeystown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckeystown<3>
  • Montgomery County (MD)
    • Poolesville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolesville
      • Poolesville [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poolesville<3>
    • Beallsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beallsville
      • Beallsville [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beallsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beallsville<3>
    • Darnestown [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darnestown
      • Darnestown [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darnestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darnestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darnestown<3>
    • Travilah [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Travilah
      • Travilah [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Travilah
    • Dickerson [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickerson
      • Dickerson [Montgomery County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickerson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickerson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickerson<3>
    • Potomac [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potomac
      • Potomac [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potomac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potomac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potomac<3>
    • Barnesville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesville
      • Barnesville [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnesville
    • Boyds [Montgomery County]
    • Cabin John [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin John
      • Cabin John [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabin John have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin John
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cabin John<3>
    • Glen Echo [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Echo
      • Glen Echo [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Echo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Echo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Echo<3>
    • Germantown [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
      • Germantown [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown<3>
    • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaithersburg
      • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaithersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaithersburg<3>
    • Rockville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<3>
  • Washington County (MD)
    • Gapland [Washington County]
    • Rohrersville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rohrersville
      • Rohrersville [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rohrersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rohrersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rohrersville<3>
  • Berkeley County (WV)
  • Jefferson County (WV)
    • Kabletown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kabletown
      • Kabletown [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kabletown
    • Bloomery [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomery
      • Bloomery [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomery
    • Charles Town [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles Town
      • Charles Town [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,015 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles Town
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charles Town<3>
    • Ranson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranson
      • Ranson [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ranson has also been known as:
      • Corporation of Ranson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranson<3>
    • Bolivar [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Jefferson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
    • Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ferry
      • Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Ferry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpers Ferry<3>
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,922 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdstown<3>

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

Newspapers Published in The Plains ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around The Plains.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of The Plains, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for The Plains.

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 websites either 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 The Plains:

  • 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 Maryland
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near The Plains ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of The Plains.

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 The Plains covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Georgetown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Georgetown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Georgetown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown Cemetery
  • Beulah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beulah Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
  • Carter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carter Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of The Plains.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter Cemetery
  • Buckland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buckland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buckland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buckland Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckland Cemetery
  • Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Memorial Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of The Plains.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Cemetery
  • Sharon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sharon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sharon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sharon Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of The Plains.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Solon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Solon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Solon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Solon Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of The Plains.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solon Cemetery
    • Emmanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Emmanuel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of The Plains.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmanuel Cemetery
    • Poorhouse Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poorhouse Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poorhouse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Poorhouse Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poorhouse Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Calvary Gospel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Gospel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Gospel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Gospel Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Gospel Cemetery
    • Cool Spring Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cool Spring Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cool Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cool Spring Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of The Plains.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Spring Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Thumbn Run Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thumbn Run Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thumbn Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thumbn Run Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of The Plains.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thumbn Run Cemetery
    • Warrenton 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that The Plains had a population of 140 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, The Plains had a population of 237 people.

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

  • The Plains [Fauquier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Plains
    • The Plains [Fauquier County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of The Plains
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 140 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, The Plains had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Plains
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for The Plains<3>
  • Broad Run [Fauquier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broad Run
    • Broad Run [Fauquier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Broad Run had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broad Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broad Run<3>
  • Halfway [Fauquier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
    • Halfway [Fauquier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Halfway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
  • Zulla [Fauquier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zulla
    • Zulla [Fauquier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Zulla had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Marshall [Fauquier County]
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    • Marshall [Fauquier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of The Plains
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Marshall had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<3>
  • Waterfall [Prince William County]
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    • Waterfall [Prince William County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waterfall had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterfall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Baltimore [Fauquier County]
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      • New Baltimore [Fauquier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of The Plains
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 95 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Baltimore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Baltimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Baltimore<3>
    • Landmark [Fauquier County]
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      • Landmark [Fauquier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of The Plains
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Landmark had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landmark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rectortown [Fauquier County]
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      • Rectortown [Fauquier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rectortown had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rectortown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rectortown<3>
    • Buckland [Prince William County]
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      • Buckland [Prince William County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buckland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Middleburg [Loudoun County]
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      • Middleburg [Loudoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 429 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Middleburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<3>
    • Haymarket [Prince William County]
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      • Haymarket [Prince William County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of The Plains
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 185 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,687 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Haymarket had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haymarket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haymarket<3>
    • Hickory Grove [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Prince William County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of The Plains
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hickory Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Delaplane [Fauquier County]
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      • Delaplane [Fauquier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of The Plains
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Delaplane had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delaplane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delaplane<3>
    • Welbourne [Loudoun County]
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      • Welbourne [Loudoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of The Plains
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Welbourne had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welbourne

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for The Plains ...

While our initial data about The Plains came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of The Plains in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about The Plains.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for The Plains:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found The Plains in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for The Plains for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for The Plains. See our Misc Page for The Plains for more information.

Find a Community within Virginia

About Fauquier County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Fauquier County: www.fauquiercounty.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- The Plains) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for The Plains. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from The PlainsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Plains. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8621, Longitude: -77.7742    
<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>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 The Plains, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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