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Welcome to Walkers Ford ...

Walkers Ford is located in Amherst County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Walkers Ford, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Walkers Ford, 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 Walkers Ford: Walkers Frd.

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Walkers Ford for more information about variations on the name of Walkers Ford.

Walkers Ford is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Walkers Ford: (434)

Communities near Walkers Ford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Walkers Ford.

  • Lynchburg
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Amherst
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Appomattox
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Gladstone
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Bent Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Creek
    • Bent Creek is located in Appomattox County
  • Buffalo Springs
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs is located in Nelson County
  • New Glasgow
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Glasgow
    • New Glasgow is located in Amherst County
  • Sweet Briar Station
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar Station
    • Sweet Briar Station is located in Amherst County
  • Coolwell
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolwell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolwell
    • Coolwell is located in Amherst County
  • Monitor
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
    • Monitor is located in Amherst 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 Walkers Ford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Walkers Ford.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walkers Ford ...

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

Adding Walkers Ford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Walkers Ford 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 Walkers Ford was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Walkers Ford.

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

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.com/

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 Amherst, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walkers Ford - 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>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.









 

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