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Timber Ridge is located in Rockbridge County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Timber Ridge, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1836.

A typical abbreviation for Timber Ridge: Timber Rdg. (or less commonly used: Timber Rdge. or Timber Ridg.)

Timber Ridge is 1,420 feet [433 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Timber Ridge: (540)

Communities Also Named Timber Ridge ...

While we believe that this Timber Ridge is located in Rockbridge County, we know of another 3 Virginia communities named Timber Ridge. Those communities are located in the following counties: Frederick, Goochland and Rockingham County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 22 communities that are also named Timber Ridge - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois (4), Louisiana, Maryland (2), Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Timber Ridge.

Communities near Timber Ridge ...

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

  • Lexington
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Buena Vista
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Buena Vista is located in Buena Vista City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista <4>
  • Glasgow
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Craigsville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Goshen
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Fairfield
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
    • Fairfield is located in Rockbridge County
  • Riverside
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
    • Riverside is located in Rockbridge County
  • Brownsburg
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • East Lexington
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lexington
    • East Lexington is located in Rockbridge County
  • Marlbrook
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlbrook
    • Marlbrook is located in Rockbridge County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Timber Ridge ...

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

Adding Timber Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Timber Ridge post office opened in 1836.

We also found Timber Ridge in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Timber Ridge.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Timber Ridge. 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 Rockbridge, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Timber Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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