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Welcome to Toms Brook ...

The town of Toms Brook is located in Shenandoah County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Toms Brook, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1834.

A typical abbreviation for Toms Brook: Toms Brk.

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Toms Brook for more information about variations on the name of Toms Brook.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Toms Brook has a population of 271 people<2> (see below for details).

Toms Brook is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Toms Brook lies within the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for Toms Brook: 22660<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Toms Brook had an population of 271 people. This is an increase of 5.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Toms Brook had a population of 258 people. This makes Toms Brook the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 258 people, the population of Toms Brook increased 1.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 255 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Toms Brook.

Communities near Toms Brook ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Toms Brook.

  • Front Royal
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Strasburg
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
    • Strasburg is located in Shenandoah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,716 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg <5>
  • Woodstock
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock is located in Shenandoah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,293 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock <5>
  • Luray
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Mount Jackson
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jackson
    • Mount Jackson is located in Shenandoah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson <5>
  • Stephens City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephens City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephens City
    • Stephens City is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,106 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephens City <5>
  • Middletown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,424 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown <5>
  • Edinburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Wardensville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Strasburg Junction
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg Junction
    • Strasburg Junction is located in Shenandoah 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 Toms Brook. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Toms Brook.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Toms Brook ...

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

Adding Toms Brook to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Toms Brook 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 Toms Brook was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Toms Brook post office opened in 1834.

We also found Toms Brook in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Toms Brook.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Toms Brook. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Shenandoah County: www.co.shenandoah.va.us/

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 Shenandoah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Toms Brook.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Toms Brook - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Toms Brook). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Toms Brook or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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