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Welcome to Dispatch ...

So far, we have found very little information about Dispatch. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Dispatch to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Dispatch, please Contact Us.


Dispatch would have been located within present day New Kent County<2>.

The location of Dispatch has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Dispatch is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Dispatch was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Dispatch once stood is in the (804) area code.

Communities Also Named Dispatch ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Dispatch - it's located in Kansas.

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

Communities near Dispatch ...

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

  • Richmond (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Dispatch and is located in Richmond City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<6>
  • Hopewell (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Dispatch and is located in Hopewell City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<6>
  • Glendale (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Dispatch and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
  • Westwood (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood
    • Westwood lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Dispatch and is located in Hanover County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood
  • Lee Park (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Park
    • Lee Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Dispatch and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Park
  • Sandston (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Turner Woods (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turner Woods
    • Turner Woods lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Dispatch and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Woods
  • Fort Lee (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lee
    • Fort Lee lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Dispatch and is located in Henrico County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lee
  • Highland Springs (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Deep Bottom (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Bottom
    • Deep Bottom lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Dispatch and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Bottom

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

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

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

Adding Dispatch to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dispatch 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 Dispatch was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dispatch on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Dispatch

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About New Kent County

About Virginia

The official website for New Kent County: www.co.new-kent.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dispatch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including New Kent, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dispatch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dispatch) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dispatch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5229, Longitude: -77.1830       In this case, the coordinates for Dispatch have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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