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Welcome to Sherando ...

Sherando is located in Augusta County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Sherando, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1853.

Sherando is 1,460 feet [445 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Sherando lies within the (540) area code.

Communities near Sherando ...

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

  • Staunton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Waynesboro
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Stuarts Draft
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Afton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Durrett Town
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durrett Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durrett Town
    • Durrett Town is located in Nelson County
  • Greenfield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield is located in Nelson County
  • Lodebar
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodebar
    • Lodebar is located in Nelson County
  • Nellysford
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Onan
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onan
    • Onan is located in Nelson County
  • Fishersville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishersville
    • Fishersville is located in Augusta County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishersville <3>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sherando ...

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

Adding Sherando to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sherando 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 Sherando was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Sherando post office opened in 1853.

We also found Sherando in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sherando.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Augusta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sherando - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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