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Welcome to Contra ...

Contra is located in King and Queen County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Contra, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Contra, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

Contra is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Contra: (804)

Communities near Contra ...

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

  • West Point
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point is located in King William County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point <5>
  • Tappahannock
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappahannock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappahannock
    • Tappahannock is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,400 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappahannock <5>
  • Warsaw
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Urbanna
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Bowlers Wharf
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowlers Wharf
    • Bowlers Wharf is located in Essex County
  • Dunnsville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Millers Tavern
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Tavern
    • Millers Tavern is located in Essex County
  • Walkerton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkerton
    • Walkerton is located in King and Queen County
  • Nesting
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nesting have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nesting
    • Nesting is located in Middlesex County
  • Simons Corner
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simons Corner
    • Simons Corner is located in Richmond 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 Contra. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Contra.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Contra ...

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

Adding Contra to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Contra post office opened in 1890.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Contra.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Contra. 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 King and Queen, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Contra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<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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