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Welcome to Ark ...

Ark is located in Gloucester County<1>.

Ark is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Ark: (804)

Adding Ark 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 Ark 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 Ark elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ark on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Ark ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Ark - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Utah.

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

Communities near Ark ...

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

  • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Ark
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,954 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<4>
  • West Point [King William County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point [King William County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Ark
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<4>
  • Urbanna [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbanna
    • Urbanna [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of Ark
    • Estimated population in 2019: 458 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbanna have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbanna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbanna<4>
  • Irvington [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
    • Irvington [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Ark
    • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • White Stone [Lancaster County]
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      • White Stone [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Ark
      • Estimated population in 2019: 331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Stone<4>
    • Adner [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adner
      • Adner [Gloucester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Ark
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    • Roanes [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanes
      • Roanes [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Ark
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanes
    • York View [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York View
      • York View [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Ark
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York View
    • North [Gloucester County]
    • Country Village [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
      • Country Village [Gloucester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Ark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country 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 Ark. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ark.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ark ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Gloucester County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ark. 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Gloucester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ark - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Ark) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ark. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ark

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4379, Longitude: -76.5773    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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