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Welcome to Cape Charles ...

The coastal town of Cape Charles is located in Northampton County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cape Charles has a population of 1,019 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cape Charles.

Cape Charles is near sea level<4>.

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

Cape Charles lies within the (757) area code.

Websites for Cape Charles ...

Official Website: www.capecharles.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cape Charles had an population of 1,019 people. This is an increase of 0.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cape Charles had a population of 1,009 people (which is 8.14% of the total population of Northampton County). This makes Cape Charles the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Cape Charles represents 0.01% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,009 people, the population of Cape Charles decreased 11.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,134 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cape Charles.

Adding Cape Charles to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cape Charles was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Cape Charles ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Cape Charles - it's located in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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

Communities near Cape Charles ...

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

  • Nassawadox [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nassawadox
    • Nassawadox [Northampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Cape Charles
    • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nassawadox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nassawadox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nassawadox<6>
  • Eastville [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastville
    • Eastville [Northampton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Cape Charles
    • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastville<6>
  • Pat Town [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pat Town
    • Pat Town [Northampton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Cape Charles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pat Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pat Town
  • Birdsnest [Northampton County]
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    • Sheps End [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheps End
      • Sheps End [Northampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Cape Charles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheps End
    • Onemo [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onemo
      • Onemo [Mathews County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Cape Charles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onemo
    • Jamesville [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
      • Jamesville [Northampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Cape Charles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
    • Susan [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susan
      • Susan [Mathews County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Cape Charles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susan
    • Beaverlett [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverlett
      • Beaverlett [Mathews County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Cape Charles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverlett
    • Pleasant Cove Village [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Cove Village
      • Pleasant Cove Village [Northampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Cape Charles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Cove Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Cove 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 Cape Charles. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cape Charles.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cape Charles. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cape Charles.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cape Charles ...

Looking for more information about Cape Charles? 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 Cape Charles, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cape Charles.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Northampton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cape Charles: www.capecharles.org/

The official website for Northampton County: www.co.northampton.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 Northampton, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cape Charles.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cape Charles - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Cape Charles) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cape Charles. 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 Cape CharlesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cape Charles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2558, Longitude: -76.0085       In this case, the coordinates for Cape Charles 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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