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Welcome to South Boston ...

The town of South Boston is located in Halifax County.

The location of South Boston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for South Boston: S. Boston

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, South Boston has a population of 7,773 people<2> (see below for details).

South Boston is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<3>.

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.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Boston had a population of 8,142 people (which is 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, South Boston had an population of 7,773 people. This is a decrease of 4.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.46% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near South Boston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from South Boston and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Semora (NC)   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wilbourns (NC)   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Aarons Creek   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Banister Town   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Clover   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Henrys Mill   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around South Boston. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Boston. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for South Boston:

Websites for South Boston ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Halifax County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for South Boston:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Boston.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Boston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Boston

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Boston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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