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Welcome to South Boston ...
The location of South Boston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of South Boston, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
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).
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
The telephone area code for South Boston: (434)
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 (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 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 (which had 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 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for South Boston was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found South Boston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for South Boston.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for South Boston: www.southboston.com/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023