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1890 Communities Near Springfield ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Springfield in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Springfield.

  • Alpine [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the south of Springfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alpine had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
  • Arcadia [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
    • Arcadia [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Springfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arcadia had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
  • Balcony Falls [Rockbridge County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balcony Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balcony Falls
    • Balcony Falls [Rockbridge County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Springfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Balcony Falls had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balcony Falls
  • Bessemer [Botetourt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
    • Bessemer [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Springfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
  • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Springfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 802 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,174 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buchanan had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<4>
  • Buffalo Forge [Rockbridge County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Forge
    • Buffalo Forge [Rockbridge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Springfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo Forge had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Forge
  • Collierstown [Rockbridge County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collierstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collierstown
    • Collierstown [Rockbridge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Springfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 376 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Collierstown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collierstown
  • Curtis [Bedford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtis
    • Curtis [Bedford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Springfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtis
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    • Dillon [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
      • Dillon [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Springfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dillon had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Eagle Rock [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Rock
      • Eagle Rock [Botetourt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 223 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eagle Rock had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Rock<4>
    • Fancy Hill [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Hill
      • Fancy Hill [Rockbridge County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fancy Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fancy Hill
    • Gala [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gala have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gala
      • Gala [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gala had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gala
    • Gilmore Mills [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilmore Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilmore Mills
      • Gilmore Mills [Rockbridge County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southeast of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gilmore Mills had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmore Mills
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glasgow had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<4>
    • Longwood [Rockbridge County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Longwood was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
      • Longwood [Rockbridge County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Longwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Major [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Major have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Major
      • Major [Bedford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Springfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Major had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Major
    • Munford [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munford
      • Munford [Botetourt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Munford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munford
    • Murat [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murat
      • Murat [Rockbridge County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Murat had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murat
    • Natural Bridge [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natural Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natural Bridge
      • Natural Bridge [Rockbridge County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Natural Bridge had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natural Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natural Bridge<4>
    • Oakdale [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
      • Oakdale [Rockbridge County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale
    • Rapps Mill [Rockbridge County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rapps Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapps Mill
      • Rapps Mill [Rockbridge County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rapps Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapps Mill
    • Rocky Point [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Botetourt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the south of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Point had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Springfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salisbury had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Springfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salt Petre Cave had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave
    • Sedalia [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedalia
      • Sedalia [Bedford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sedalia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedalia
    • Snowden [Amherst County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowden
      • Snowden [Amherst County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Springfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Snowden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowden
    • Springwood [Botetourt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood
      • Springwood [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Springfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springwood had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
    • Zollman [Rockbridge County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zollman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Zollman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zollman
      • Zollman [Rockbridge County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Springfield
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Zollman had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Rockbridge County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rockbridge County: www.co.rockbridge.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Springfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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- Springfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6274, Longitude: -79.5873       In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 


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