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Welcome to Centenary ...

Centenary is located in Buckingham County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Centenary, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1858.

Centenary is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Centenary is located in the (434) area code.

Communities Also Named Centenary ...

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

Beyond Virginia, there are 8 communities that are also named Centenary - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Ontario and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Centenary ...

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

  • Scottsville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
    • Scottsville is located in Albemarle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 625 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville <4>
  • Dillwyn
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillwyn
    • Dillwyn is located in Buckingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillwyn <4>
  • Columbia
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Axtell
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axtell
    • Axtell is located in Buckingham County
  • Warren
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
    • Warren is located in Albemarle County
  • Glenmore
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenmore
    • Glenmore is located in Buckingham County
  • Nicholas
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicholas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholas
    • Nicholas is located in Fluvanna County
  • Manteo
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manteo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manteo
    • Manteo is located in Buckingham County
  • Bridgeport
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport is located in Buckingham County
  • Gold Hill
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
    • Gold Hill is located in Buckingham 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 Centenary. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Centenary.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Centenary ...

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

Adding Centenary to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Centenary 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 Centenary was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Centenary post office opened in 1858.

We also found Centenary in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Centenary.

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

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 Buckingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Centenary - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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