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Welcome to Shawsville ...

Shawsville is located in Montgomery County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Shawsville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1850.

Shawsville is 1,440 feet [439 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Shawsville: (540)

Websites for Shawsville ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.montgomerycc.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Shawsville, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Shawsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Shawsville - they are located in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Shawsville ...

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

  • Roanoke
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Blacksburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
    • Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg <4>
  • Salem
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Salem City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <4>
  • Christiansburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Radford
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
    • Radford is located in Radford City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford <4>
  • Floyd
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Boones Mill
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Ellett
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellett
    • Ellett is located in Montgomery County
  • Bennetts Mill
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennetts Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennetts Mill
    • Bennetts Mill is located in Montgomery County
  • Bent Mountain
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shawsville ...

Looking for more information about Shawsville? 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 Shawsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shawsville.

Adding Shawsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Shawsville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Shawsville post office opened in 1850.

We also found Shawsville in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Shawsville.

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montva.com/

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 Montgomery, 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 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 Shawsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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