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Welcome to Alexandria ...

The location of Alexandria has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Alexandria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alexandrian<2>

Alexandria is near sea level<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Alexandria: (757)

Communities Also Named Alexandria ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Alexandria: This one is located in and the other is located in Alexandria City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 24 communities that are also named Alexandria - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Alexandria ...

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

  • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Beach
    • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Alexandria
    • Estimated population for 2018: 450,189 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Beach
  • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norfolk have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Alexandria
    • Estimated population for 2018: 244,076 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk
  • Chesapeake [Chesapeake City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake [Chesapeake City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Alexandria
    • Estimated population for 2018: 242,634 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake
  • Hampton [Hampton City]
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    • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Alexandria
    • Estimated population for 2018: 134,313 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • Estimated population for 2018: 94,632 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth
    • Kempsville Gardens [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville Gardens
      • Kempsville Gardens [Virginia Beach City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Alexandria
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    • New Town [Norfolk City] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Norfolk City] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Alexandria
    • Aragona Village [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aragona Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aragona Village
      • Aragona Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aragona Village
    • Pocahontas Village [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas Village
      • Pocahontas Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Alexandria
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    • Thalia Village [Virginia Beach City]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thalia Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalia Village
      • Thalia Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thalia Village

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexandria ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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 Alexandria 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 Alexandria may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexandria - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexandria) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7714, Longitude: -76.1978       In this case, the coordinates for Alexandria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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