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Welcome to Charles City ...

Charles City is located in Charles City County<1> and is the County Seat for Charles City County.

Charles City was established in 1619.

Charles City is near sea level<2>.

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

Charles City lies within the (804) area code.

The ZIP code for Charles City: 23030<3>

Communities Also Named Charles City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Charles City - it's located in Iowa.

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

Communities near Charles City ...

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

  • Petersburg [Petersburg City]
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    • Petersburg [Petersburg City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Charles City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,446 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<5>
  • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
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    • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Charles City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<5>
  • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City]
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    • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Charles City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,205 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<5>
  • Claremont [Surry County]
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    • Claremont [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Charles City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Surry [Surry County]
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      • Surry [Surry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Charles City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<5>
    • Kimages [Charles City County]
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      • Kimages [Charles City County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Charles City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimages have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Burrowsville [Prince George County]
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      • Burrowsville [Prince George County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Charles City
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    • Garysville [Prince George County]
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      • Garysville [Prince George County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Charles City
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    • Bermuda Hundred [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda Hundred
      • Bermuda Hundred [Chesterfield County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Charles City
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bermuda Hundred. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Elko [Henrico County]
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      • Elko [Henrico County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Charles City
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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 Charles City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Charles City.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charles City ...

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

Adding Charles City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Charles City 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 Charles City was on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).

We also found Charles City on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Virginia (1956).

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

Mentions & References for Charles City

Communities in Virginia

About Charles City County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Charles City County: www.co.charles-city.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 Charles City, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charles City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Charles City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Charles City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Charles City) 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 Charles City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charles CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charles City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3439, Longitude: -77.0713    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

 

 

 

 

 


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