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Chatham, Virginia

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The location of Chatham

Welcome to Chatham ...

The town of Chatham is located in Pittsylvania County and is the County Seat for Pittsylvania County.

The location of Chatham has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Chatham has a population of 1,439 people<2> (see below for details).

Chatham is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Chatham: (434)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chatham had a population of 1,269 people. This makes Chatham the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Chatham represents 0.02% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 125th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,269 people, the population of Chatham decreased 5.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,338 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Chatham had an population of 1,439 people. This is an increase of 13.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.55% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chatham.

Communities near Chatham ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Beaver Park   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Danville   [Map]   41,130   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gretna   [Map]   1,213   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Henrys Mill   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hurt   [Map]   1,243   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Java   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Chatham.

Communities Also Named Chatham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Chatham - they are located in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chatham. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chatham. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chatham. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Chatham:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chatham ...

Looking for more information about Chatham? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Pittsylvania County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pittsylvania County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chatham.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chatham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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- Chatham) 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 Chatham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chatham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chatham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8185, Longitude: -79.3966     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chatham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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