I learned about this book on this list and have found it very helpful:
Thomas H. Biggs, _Geographic and Cultural Names in Virginia_.
Information Circular 20, Virginia Division of Mineral Resources.
Charlottesville, Virginia, 1974. It was $11 when I bought it about a
year ago. There are sections on place names, water features, landforms,
and religious institutions.
I'd like to say thanks very,very much to Jerry
Sullivan especially and to Dennis Hudgins and Tom
Bannister as well as Steve Broyles. I've found the
deedpool info very helpful (to put it mildly).
I was wondering if any of you could offer any
input on variations on the stream names for Louisa and
Hanover Counties. I wouldn't want you to go to a lot
of effort but I thought you must have had some notes
the subject to have done such an impressive job.
Thanks again, David Dennis