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Welcome to Crab ...

Crab is located in Gloucester County<1>.

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

Crab is near sea level<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Crab: (804)

Communities near Crab ...

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

  • Newport News [Newport News City]
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    • Newport News [Newport News City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Crab
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,062 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<5>
  • Hampton [Hampton City]
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    • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Crab
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,464 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<5>
  • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
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    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Crab
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,259 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<5>
  • Poquoson [Poquoson City]
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    • Poquoson [Poquoson City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Crab
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquoson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Country Village [Gloucester County]
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      • Country Village [Gloucester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Crab
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rochambeau Village [York County]
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      • Rochambeau Village [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Crab
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochambeau Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochambeau Village
    • Lee Hall [Newport News City]
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      • Lee Hall [Newport News City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Crab
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    • Dare [York County]
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      • Dare [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Crab
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    • Roanes [Gloucester County]
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      • Roanes [Gloucester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Crab
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    • York View [Gloucester County]
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      • York View [Gloucester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Crab
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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 Crab. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Crab.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crab ...

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

Adding Crab to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Crab in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Crab was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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About Gloucester County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Gloucester County: www.co.gloucester.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 Gloucester, 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 Crab - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Crab) 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 Crab. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CrabOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crab. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2647, Longitude: -76.4905       In this case, the coordinates for Crab have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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