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Welcome to Claremont ...

The town of Claremont is located in Surry County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Claremont, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Claremont has a population of 335 people<3> (see below for details).

Claremont is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Claremont: (757)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Claremont had an population of 335 people. This is a decrease of 11.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Claremont had a population of 378 people (or 5.36% of the total population of Surry County). This makes Claremont the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 378 people, the population of Claremont increased 10.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 343 people).

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

Communities Also Named Claremont ...

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

Beyond Virginia, there are 25 communities that are also named Claremont - they are located in California (2), Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Claremont ...

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

  • Hopewell
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Williamsburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Waverly
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly <5>
  • Wakefield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
    • Wakefield is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield <5>
  • Dendron
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Surry
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
    • Surry is located in Surry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry <5>
  • Spring Grove
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
    • Spring Grove is located in Surry County
  • Burrowsville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrowsville
    • Burrowsville is located in Prince George County
  • Carsley
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsley
    • Carsley is located in Surry County
  • Charles City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)

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 Claremont. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Claremont.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Claremont ...

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

Adding Claremont to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Claremont 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 Claremont was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Claremont post office opened in 1883.

We also found Claremont in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Claremont.

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

The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.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 Surry, 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 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 Claremont.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Claremont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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