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Welcome to Downings ...

Downings is located in Richmond County<1>.

Downings is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Downings is located in the (804) area code.

Communities near Downings ...

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

  • Tappahannock [Essex County]
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    • Tappahannock [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Downings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,400 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Tappahannock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappahannock<5>
  • Warsaw [Richmond County]
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    • Warsaw [Richmond County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Downings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<5>
  • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County]
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    • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Downings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,400 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilmarnock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmarnock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilmarnock<5>
  • Urbanna [Middlesex County]
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    • Urbanna [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Downings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbanna have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbanna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbanna<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Irvington [Lancaster County]
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      • Irvington [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Downings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<5>
    • White Stone [Lancaster County]
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      • White Stone [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Downings
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Stone<5>
    • Lara [Northumberland County]
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      • Lara [Northumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Downings
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    • Alfonso [Lancaster County]
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      • Alfonso [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Downings
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    • Bowlers Wharf [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowlers Wharf
      • Bowlers Wharf [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Downings
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    • Nesting [Middlesex County]
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      • Nesting [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Downings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nesting have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Downings. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Downings.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Downings ...

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

Adding Downings to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Downings in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Downings was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Downings on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

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About Richmond County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Richmond County: www.co.richmond.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 Richmond, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Downings - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Downings) 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 Downings. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DowningsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Downings. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8445, Longitude: -76.6233    
<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 have 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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