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Welcome to Ajax ...

Ajax is located in Pittsylvania County<1>.

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

Ajax is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ajax lies within the (434) area code.

Adding Ajax 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 Ajax 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 Ajax 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 Ajax on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ajax ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Ajax - they are located in Kentucky, Louisiana, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Ajax ...

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

  • Radford [Bedford County]
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    • Radford [Bedford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Ajax
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
  • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
  • Altavista [Campbell County]
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    • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Ajax
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<5>
  • Chatham [Pittsylvania County]
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    • Chatham [Pittsylvania County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Ajax
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,427 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
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      • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Ajax
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<5>
    • Gretna [Pittsylvania County]
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      • Gretna [Pittsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Ajax
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<5>
    • Laprades Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laprades Mill
      • Laprades Mill [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Ajax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laprades Mill
    • Pittsville [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsville
      • Pittsville [Pittsylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Ajax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsville
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
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      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Ajax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<5>
    • North Shore [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Ajax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore

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 Ajax. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ajax.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ajax ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Pittsylvania County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pittsylvania County: www.pittgov.org/

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 Pittsylvania, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ajax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ajax) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ajax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9810, Longitude: -79.5770       In this case, the coordinates for Ajax have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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