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Place-name Resources (pertaining to Virginia)

Source:   Marianne McKee, Library of Virginia.

Abate, Frank R., ed. Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America. 11 vols. Detroit : Omnigraphics, 1990, especially volumes 3 and 10.

Axelson, Edith F. Virginia Postmasters and Post Offices, 1789-1832. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1991.

Biggs, Thomas H. Geographic and Cultural Names in Virginia. Information Circular 20. Charlottesville: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, 1974.

Cohen, Saul B. The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World. 3 vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.

Gannett, Henry. A Gazetteer of Virginia and West Virginia. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1975. Originally published as A Gazetteer of Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 232, Washington, D.C., 1904; and A Gazetteer of West Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 233, Washington, D.C., 1904.

Merriam Webster’s Geographical Dictionary. 3rd ed. Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1997.

Martin, Joseph. A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Charlottesville : Moseley & Tompkins, Printers, 1836.

Sealock, Richard B., Margaret M. Sealock, and Margaret S. Powell. Bibliography of Place-Name Literature, United States and Canada. 3rd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982. Updated by Margaret S. and Stephen D. Powell, "Bibliography of Place-Name Literature, United States and Canada, 1980-1988." Names 38 (March-June 1990) : 49-141.

United States, National Archives and Record Service. Post Office Department Reports of Site Locations, 1837-1950. Microform rolls 602-627, Virginia. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1980.

United States, Post office Department. Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-September 30, 1971. Microform Rolls 130-135, Virginia, Washington, D.C. : National Archives and Records Administration, 1973.





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