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Welcome to Ada ...

Ada is located in Fauquier County<1>.

The location of Ada has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Ada refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Adan<3>

Ada is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Ada is located in the (540) area code.

Adding Ada to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Ada in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Ada elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ada on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ada ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Ada - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ada.

Communities near Ada ...

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

  • Petersburg [Fauquier County]
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    • Petersburg [Fauquier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Ada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
  • Front Royal [Warren County]
  • Warrenton [Fauquier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
    • Warrenton [Fauquier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Ada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,027 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<6>
  • Haymarket [Prince William County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haymarket
    • Haymarket [Prince William County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Ada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,676 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haymarket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haymarket
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haymarket<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Middleburg [Loudoun County]
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      • Middleburg [Loudoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Ada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<6>
    • Boyce [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
      • Boyce [Clarke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Ada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<6>
    • The Plains [Fauquier County]
    • Washington [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Rappahannock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<6>
    • Belvoir [Fauquier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvoir
      • Belvoir [Fauquier County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Ada
    • Markham [Fauquier 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 Ada. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ada.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ada ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Fauquier County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fauquier County: www.fauquiercounty.gov/

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 Fauquier, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Ada refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Ada may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ada - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ada) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8371, Longitude: -77.9183       In this case, the coordinates for Ada have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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