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Welcome to South Boston ...

The town of South Boston is located in Halifax County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for South Boston: S. Boston

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Boston has a population of 7,615 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of South Boston.

South Boston is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

South Boston lies within the (434) area code.

Websites for South Boston ...

Official Website:   www.southboston.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.halifaxchamber.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Boston had an population of 7,615 people. This is a decrease of 6.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Boston had a population of 8,142 people (or 22.47% of the total population of Halifax County). This makes South Boston the county's most populous community.

The population of South Boston represents 0.1% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,142 people, the population of South Boston decreased 4.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,491 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Boston.

Communities Also Named South Boston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named South Boston - they are located in Indiana and Massachusetts.

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

Communities near South Boston ...

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

  • Clover [Halifax County]
  • Virgilina [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgilina
    • Virgilina [Halifax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of South Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgilina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgilina<6>
  • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
    • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of South Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<6>
  • Banister Town [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banister Town
    • Banister Town [Halifax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of South Boston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banister Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banister Town
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cluster Springs [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cluster Springs
      • Cluster Springs [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of South Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cluster Springs
    • Jones [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of South Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Omega [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
      • Omega [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of South Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
    • Crystal Hill [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Hill
      • Crystal Hill [Halifax County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of South Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Hill
    • Alton [Halifax County]
    • Aarons Creek [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons Creek
      • Aarons Creek [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of South Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aarons Creek

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Boston. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for South Boston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Boston ...

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

Adding South Boston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Halifax County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for South Boston: www.southboston.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 Halifax, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Boston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Boston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- South Boston) 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 South Boston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South BostonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Boston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7144, Longitude: -78.9118       In this case, the coordinates for South Boston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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