John Jacob and Mary Elizabeth HELM Snidow....
The progenitors of our family migrated ca. 17661768 from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to what would become Botetourt County, Virginia. (That area of Botetourt County became Fincastle Co. in 1772...then Montgomery County in 1777 and finally Giles County, Virginia in 1806). For this and more details, please see our Lineage page.
See our Site Map page for a listing of the contents of the website (the link is also above right at the top of this and every page).
Overlooking Pembroke, Giles County, Virginia (Taken in August, 2004 on the road up to Mountain Lake - Rt. 700)
Coming to Giles County?
Hotel, airport and driving info...
The town of Pembroke in Giles County, VA is located along U.S. Route 460 approximately 26 miles from I-81 at Christiansburg, VA and about 18 miles from the West VA border. Some of the area's lodging is listed below (not an endorsement of any of the properties - simply listed for your convenience). If you are flying, the closest airport is Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) and is about an hour's drive to/from Pembroke. Also Piedmont Triad Int'l Airport (GSO) in the Greensboro, NC area is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Pembroke and has more direct flights and connections from the large hubs than ROA does. Both ROA and GSO have rental cars. Other major airports you can fly into and rent a car to get to Giles County are as follows (the three listed are roughly a 4-hour drive to Giles):
Washington Dulles Int'l (IAD)
Raleigh-Durham Int'l (RDU)
Charlotte Int'l (CLT)
Hilton Garden Inn, 900 Plantation Rd., Blacksburg, VA 540-552-5005
Courtyard by Marriott, 105 Southpark Drive, Blacksburg, VA 540-552-5222
Comfort Inn, 3705 S. Main St., Blacksburg, VA 540-951-1500
Holiday Inn, 900 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, VA 540-552-7001 or 800-325-3535
Comfort Suites, 1020 Plantation Rd., Blacksburg, VA 540-552-5636