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Welcome to Bon Air ...

Bon Air is located in Chesterfield County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bon Air, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Bon Air is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Bon Air is within the (804) area code.

Websites for Bon Air ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Bon Air, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Bon Air ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Virginia communities named Bon Air: This one is located in Chesterfield County and the other is located in Arlington County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 15 communities that are also named Bon Air - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3) and Tennessee (2).

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

Communities near Bon Air ...

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

  • Richmond
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Ashland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Lorraine
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
    • Lorraine is located in Henrico County
  • Tuckahoe
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Midlothian
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Cherry Gardens
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Gardens
    • Cherry Gardens is located in Richmond County
  • Dumbarton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumbarton
    • Dumbarton is located in Henrico County
  • Tuckahoe Village
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe Village
    • Tuckahoe Village is located in Henrico County
  • Walmsley Village
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walmsley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walmsley Village
    • Walmsley Village is located in Richmond County
  • Lakeside
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
    • Lakeside is located in Henrico 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 Bon Air. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bon Air.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bon Air ...

Looking for more information about Bon Air? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bon Air, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bon Air.

Adding Bon Air to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bon Air was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bon Air on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bon Air.

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

The official website for Chesterfield County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Chesterfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bon Air - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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