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Our Genealogy Helper for Achilles ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Achilles (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Achilles. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Achilles is located in Gloucester County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gloucester County: James City, King and Queen, Middlesex & York.

Below are the counties that are near Achilles. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Achilles:

  • Gloucester County     (The home county of Achilles)
    • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Point
      • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloucester Point<3>
    • Country Village [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
      • Country Village [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Village
    • Roanes [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanes
      • Roanes [Gloucester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanes
    • York View [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York View
      • York View [Gloucester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York View
    • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Courthouse
      • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Courthouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Courthouse
    • North [Gloucester County]
    • Ark [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ark
      • Ark [Gloucester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ark
    • Adner [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adner
      • Adner [Gloucester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adner
    • Glenns [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenns
      • Glenns [Gloucester County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenns
  • Accomack County
    • Belle Haven [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Haven
      • Belle Haven [Accomack County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Haven<3>
  • Charles City County
  • Hampton City
    • Newgate Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newgate Village
      • Newgate Village [Hampton City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newgate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newgate Village
    • Aberdeen Gardens [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Gardens
      • Aberdeen Gardens [Hampton City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen Gardens
    • Chapel Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Village
      • Chapel Village [Hampton City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Village
    • Greenwood Farms [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Farms
      • Greenwood Farms [Hampton City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Farms
    • Hampton [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134,510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<3>
    • Pine Chapel Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Chapel Village
      • Pine Chapel Village [Hampton City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Chapel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Chapel Village
    • Buckroe Beach [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckroe Beach
      • Buckroe Beach [Hampton City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckroe Beach
    • Phoebus [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
      • Phoebus [Hampton City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoebus
  • Isle of Wight County
    • Rushmere [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushmere
      • Rushmere [Isle of Wight County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushmere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushmere
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>
    • Windsor [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Isle of Wight County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,758 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<3>
  • James City County
  • King and Queen County
    • Mattaponi [King and Queen County]
  • King William County
    • West Point [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [King William County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
  • Lancaster County
    • Weems [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weems
      • Weems [Lancaster County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weems
    • White Stone [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stone
      • White Stone [Lancaster County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Stone<3>
    • Irvington [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Lancaster County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<3>
    • Ottoman [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ottoman
      • Ottoman [Lancaster County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottoman
    • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmarnock
      • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,394 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilmarnock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmarnock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilmarnock<3>
  • Mathews County
    • Susan [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susan
      • Susan [Mathews County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susan
    • Beaverlett [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverlett
      • Beaverlett [Mathews County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverlett
    • Ruff [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruff
      • Ruff [Mathews County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruff
    • Mathews [Mathews County]
    • Onemo [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onemo
      • Onemo [Mathews County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onemo
  • Middlesex County
    • Amburg [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amburg
      • Amburg [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amburg
    • Harmony Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Village
      • Harmony Village [Middlesex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Village
    • Stingray Point [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stingray Point
      • Stingray Point [Middlesex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stingray Point
    • Locust Hill [Middlesex County]
    • Saluda [Middlesex County]
    • Urbanna [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbanna
      • Urbanna [Middlesex County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbanna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbanna<3>
    • Remlik [Middlesex County]
  • New Kent County
    • Plum Point [New Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [New Kent County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point
    • New Kent [New Kent County]
  • Newport News City
    • Lee Hall [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
      • Lee Hall [Newport News City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Hall
    • Red Hill Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill Village
      • Red Hill Village [Newport News City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill Village
    • Bernard Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernard Village
      • Bernard Village [Newport News City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernard Village
    • Newport News [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport News
      • Newport News [Newport News City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<3>
    • Hilton Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Newport News City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
  • Norfolk City
    • Glenwood Park [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Park
      • Glenwood Park [Norfolk City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Park
    • Monticello Village [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello Village
      • Monticello Village [Norfolk City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello Village
    • Sussex [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sussex
      • Sussex [Norfolk City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sussex
    • Alantic City [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alantic City
      • Alantic City [Norfolk City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alantic City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alantic City
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
      • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 242,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<3>
  • Northampton County
    • Cape Charles [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Charles
      • Cape Charles [Northampton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,019 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Charles<3>
    • Cheapside [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheapside
      • Cheapside [Northampton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheapside
    • Cheriton [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheriton
      • Cheriton [Northampton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 448 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheriton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheriton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheriton<3>
    • Pat Town [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pat Town
      • Pat Town [Northampton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pat Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pat Town
    • Eastville [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastville
      • Eastville [Northampton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastville<3>
    • Birdsnest [Northampton County]
    • Nassawadox [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nassawadox
      • Nassawadox [Northampton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nassawadox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nassawadox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nassawadox<3>
    • Exmore [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exmore
      • Exmore [Northampton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exmore<3>
  • Northumberland County
    • Reedville [Northumberland County]
  • Poquoson City
    • Poquoson [Poquoson City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquoson
      • Poquoson [Poquoson City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquoson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson<3>
  • Portsmouth City
    • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 94,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<3>
  • Southampton County
    • Ivor [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivor
      • Ivor [Southampton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivor<3>
  • Suffolk City
    • Ames Cove [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames Cove
      • Ames Cove [Suffolk City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames Cove
    • Bennett Harbor [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett Harbor
      • Bennett Harbor [Suffolk City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett Harbor
    • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckatuck
      • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckatuck
    • Suffolk [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffolk
      • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92,108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<3>
  • Surry County
    • Homewood [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Surry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Surry [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry [Surry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<3>
    • Beachland [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beachland
      • Beachland [Surry County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beachland
    • Claremont [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Surry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Dendron [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dendron
      • Dendron [Surry County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<3>
  • Sussex County
    • Wakefield [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Sussex County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 825 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<3>
    • Waverly [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Sussex County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,953 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<3>
  • Virginia Beach City
    • Burtons [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burtons
      • Burtons [Virginia Beach City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burtons
    • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Beach
      • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 449,974 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Beach<3>
  • Williamsburg City
    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Achilles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,954 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>
  • York County
    • Yorktown [York County]
    • Dare [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dare
      • Dare [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dare
    • Yorkville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkville
      • Yorkville [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
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    • Rochambeau Village [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochambeau Village
      • Rochambeau Village [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochambeau Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochambeau Village
    • Barlows Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
      • Barlows Corner [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Achilles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlows Corner

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Achilles, see our County-by-County Page for Achilles.

Newspapers Published in Achilles ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Achilles.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Achilles, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Achilles.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Achilles:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Achilles ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Achilles.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Achilles covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Old Groves Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Groves Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Groves Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Groves Memorial Cemetery
  • Gloucester Field Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gloucester Field Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Field Cemetery
  • Shiloh Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shiloh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shiloh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh Cemetery
  • Yorktown National Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yorktown National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown National Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Abingdon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abingdon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abingdon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon Cemetery
    • Rosewell Memorial Garden
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosewell Memorial Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Providence Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Providence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Providence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sinclair Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sinclair Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Lee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lee Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Achilles.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Cemetery
    • French Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the French Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the French Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • French Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Cemetery
    • Jackson Post Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Post Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Post Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jackson Post Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Post Cemetery
    • White Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • White Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Achilles had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Achilles, with the one closest to Achilles listed first.

  • Achilles [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Achilles
    • Achilles [Gloucester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Achilles
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Achilles had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Achilles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Achilles
  • Severn [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Severn
    • Severn [Gloucester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Achilles
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Severn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Severn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Severn
  • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Point
    • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gloucester Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloucester Point<3>
  • Yorktown [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorktown
    • Yorktown [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 221 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Yorktown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yorktown<3>
  • Ordinary [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ordinary
    • Ordinary [Gloucester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ordinary had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ordinary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ordinary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ordinary<3>
  • White Marsh [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Marsh
    • White Marsh [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, White Marsh had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Marsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Marsh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Marsh<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Roanes [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanes
      • Roanes [Gloucester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roanes had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanes
    • Grafton [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Achilles
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 270 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grafton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Ware Neck [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware Neck
      • Ware Neck [Gloucester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Achilles
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ware Neck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ware Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Neck
    • Lee Hall [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
      • Lee Hall [Newport News City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Achilles
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lee Hall had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Hall
    • Port Haywood [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Haywood
      • Port Haywood [Mathews County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 157 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Port Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Haywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Haywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Haywood<3>
    • Bohannon [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bohannon
      • Bohannon [Mathews County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bohannon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bohannon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bohannon
    • Grove [James City County]
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      • Grove [James City County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Achilles
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove
    • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Courthouse
      • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Achilles
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 465 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gloucester Courthouse had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Courthouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Courthouse
    • New Point [Mathews County]
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      • New Point [Mathews County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Achilles
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Point had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Point<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Achilles. See our List of 1890's Communities around Achilles.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Achilles ...

While our initial data about Achilles came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Achilles in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Achilles.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Achilles:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Achilles. See our Misc Page for Achilles for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About Gloucester County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gloucester County: www.co.gloucester.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Achilles) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Achilles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2801, Longitude: -76.4402       In this case, the coordinates for Achilles have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Achilles, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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