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Our Genealogy Helper for Dumbarton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Dumbarton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Dumbarton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Dumbarton is located in Henrico County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henrico County: Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, New Kent & Richmond.

Below are the counties that are near Dumbarton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Dumbarton:

  • Henrico County     (The home county of Dumbarton)
    • Lakeside [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
    • Laurel [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Laurel Village [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Village
      • Laurel Village [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Village
    • Longdale [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
      • Longdale [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longdale
    • Chamberlayne [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlayne
      • Chamberlayne [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlayne
    • Tuckahoe [Henrico County]
    • East Highland Park [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Highland Park
      • East Highland Park [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Highland Park
    • Glen Allen [Henrico County]
    • Quail Walk [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Walk
      • Quail Walk [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Walk
    • Hunton [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunton
      • Hunton [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunton
    • Oak Hill [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Short Pump [Henrico County]
    • Lorraine [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
      • Lorraine [Henrico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
  • Amelia County
    • Masons Corner [Amelia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Corner
      • Masons Corner [Amelia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masons Corner
    • Amelia Court House [Amelia County]
  • Caroline County
    • Burruss Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
      • Burruss Corner [Caroline County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burruss Corner
    • Ruther Glen [Caroline County]
    • Penola [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penola
      • Penola [Caroline County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penola
    • DeJarnette [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeJarnette
      • DeJarnette [Caroline County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeJarnette
    • Sparta [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Caroline County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Bowling Green [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
      • Bowling Green [Caroline County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<3>
  • Charles City County
    • Kimages [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimages
      • Kimages [Charles City County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimages have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimages
    • Charles City [Charles City County]
    • Ruthville [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
      • Ruthville [Charles City County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
  • Chesterfield County
    • Bon Air [Chesterfield County]
    • Chesterfield Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Village
      • Chesterfield Village [Chesterfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Village
    • Robious [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robious
      • Robious [Chesterfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robious
    • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley Village
      • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley Village
    • Bensley [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley
      • Bensley [Chesterfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley
    • Midlothian [Chesterfield County]
    • Bellwood [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Chesterfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Beulah Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah Village
      • Beulah Village [Chesterfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Village
    • Chesterfield Court House [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Court House
      • Chesterfield Court House [Chesterfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Court House
    • Otterdale [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterdale
      • Otterdale [Chesterfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otterdale
    • Chester [Chesterfield County]
    • Meadowville [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
      • Meadowville [Chesterfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Screamersville [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamersville
      • Screamersville [Chesterfield County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Screamersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Colonial Heights City
    • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<3>
  • Dinwiddie County
    • Grant Village [Dinwiddie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant Village
      • Grant Village [Dinwiddie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Village
    • Addison [Dinwiddie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Dinwiddie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
    • Maitland Village [Dinwiddie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maitland Village
      • Maitland Village [Dinwiddie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maitland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maitland Village
  • Essex County
    • Dunnsville [Essex County]
    • Tappahannock [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappahannock
      • Tappahannock [Essex County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappahannock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tappahannock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappahannock<3>
  • Fluvanna County
    • Columbia [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Fluvanna County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Dumbarton
      • Estimated population in 2016: 80 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
  • Goochland County
    • Goochland [Goochland County]
    • Sandy Hook [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Goochland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
  • Hanover County
    • Atlee Station [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
      • Atlee Station [Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
    • Mechanicsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<3>
    • Gwathmey [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
      • Gwathmey [Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwathmey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwathmey
    • Ashland [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Hanover County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
    • Hanover [Hanover County]
    • Rockville [Hanover County]
    • Taylorsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Westwood [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood
      • Westwood [Hanover County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood
    • Vontay [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vontay
      • Vontay [Hanover County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vontay
    • Montpelier [Hanover County]
    • Hewlett [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hewlett
      • Hewlett [Hanover County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hewlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hewlett
    • Beaverdam [Hanover County]
    • Tylers [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylers
      • Tylers [Hanover County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylers
  • Hopewell City
    • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<3>
  • King and Queen County
    • Walkerton [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkerton
      • Walkerton [King and Queen County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
    • Cauthornville [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cauthornville
      • Cauthornville [King and Queen County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cauthornville
    • Mattaponi [King and Queen County]
  • King William County
    • Tuck Fork [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuck Fork
      • Tuck Fork [King William County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuck Fork
    • Rumford [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
      • Rumford [King William County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumford
    • West Point [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [King William County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
  • Louisa County
    • Willowbrook [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook [Louisa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook
    • Jackson [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Louisa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Bumpass [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
      • Bumpass [Louisa County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • Bumpass has also been known as:
      • Bumpas
      • Bumpass Junction
      • Bumpass Station
      • Bumpass Turnout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumpass<3>
    • Mineral [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral [Louisa County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<3>
    • Louisa [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisa
      • Louisa [Louisa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,764 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisa<3>
  • New Kent County
  • Petersburg City
    • Petersburg [Petersburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Petersburg City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
  • Powhatan County
    • Huguenot [Powhatan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
      • Huguenot [Powhatan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
    • Beaumont [Powhatan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Powhatan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
  • Prince George County
    • Garysville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysville
      • Garysville [Prince George County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysville
  • Richmond City
    • Richmond [Richmond City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Richmond City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<3>
    • Montrose Heights [Richmond City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose Heights
      • Montrose Heights [Richmond City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose Heights
  • Richmond County
    • Chippenham Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippenham Village
      • Chippenham Village [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippenham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippenham Village
    • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Gardens
      • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Gardens
    • Walmsley Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walmsley Village
      • Walmsley Village [Richmond County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Dumbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walmsley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walmsley Village
  • Spotsylvania County
  • Surry County
    • Claremont [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Surry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Dumbarton, see our County-by-County Page for Dumbarton.

Newspapers Published in Dumbarton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 461 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dumbarton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dumbarton, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dumbarton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Dumbarton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Dumbarton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dumbarton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Dumbarton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Dumbarton had a population of 12 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Dumbarton, with the one closest to Dumbarton listed first.

  • Dumbarton [Henrico County]
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    • Dumbarton [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dumbarton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dumbarton had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Westham [Henrico County]
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    • Westham [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Dumbarton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Laurel [Henrico County]
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    • Laurel [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laurel had railroad service and no post office
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  • Brook Hill [Henrico County]
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    • Brook Hill [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Dumbarton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brook Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brook Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Glen Allen [Henrico County]
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    • Glen Allen [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Allen<3>
  • Ellerson [Hanover County]
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    • Ellerson [Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Dumbarton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ellerson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellerson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Atlee Station [Hanover County]
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      • Atlee Station [Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumbarton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Atlee Station had a post office and railroad service
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    • Bon Air [Chesterfield County]
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      • Bon Air [Chesterfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumbarton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bon Air had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bon Air<3>
    • French Hay [Hanover County]
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      • French Hay [Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Dumbarton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, French Hay had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Hay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Erin Shades [Henrico County]
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      • Erin Shades [Henrico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumbarton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Erin Shades had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erin Shades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lorraine [Henrico County]
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      • Lorraine [Henrico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Dumbarton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lorraine had a post office and railroad service
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    • Ashcake [Hanover County]
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      • Ashcake [Hanover County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumbarton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashcake had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashcake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Robious [Chesterfield County]
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      • Robious [Chesterfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumbarton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Robious had a post office and railroad service
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    • Pole Green [Hanover County]
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      • Pole Green [Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Dumbarton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pole Green had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pole Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gayton [Henrico County] - Historic
      • While Gayton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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      • Gayton [Henrico County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Dumbarton
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gayton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dumbarton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dumbarton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dumbarton ...

While our initial data about Dumbarton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Dumbarton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Dumbarton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Dumbarton:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Dumbarton. See our Misc Page for Dumbarton for more information.

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The official website for Henrico County: www.co.henrico.va.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dumbarton) 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 Dumbarton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DumbartonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dumbarton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6033, Longitude: -77.4917    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Dumbarton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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