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Welcome to Preston ...

Preston is located in Henry County<1>.

Preston is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Preston lies within the (276) area code.

Communities Also Named Preston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Preston: This one is located in Henry County and the other is located in Washington County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 46 communities that are also named Preston - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Preston.

Communities near Preston ...

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

  • Eden [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Rockingham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<5>
  • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
    • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,355 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<5>
  • Mayodan [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayodan
    • Mayodan [Rockingham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayodan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayodan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayodan<5>
  • Madison [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Rockingham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stuart [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuart
      • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the west of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<5>
    • Stoneville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Rockingham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneville<5>
    • Ridgeway [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<5>
    • Collinsville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Henry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Preston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<5>
    • Villa Heights [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Heights
      • Villa Heights [Henry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Preston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Heights
    • Bassett [Henry County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Preston ...

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

Adding Preston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Preston 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 Preston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Preston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Henry County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.va.us/

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 Henry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Preston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Preston) 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 Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6579, Longitude: -79.9799    
<4>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.
<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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