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Welcome to Dunnsville ...

Dunnsville is located in Essex County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Dunnsville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1829.

Dunnsville is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Dunnsville: (804)

The ZIP code for Dunnsville: 22454<3>

Communities Also Named Dunnsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Dunnsville - it's located in New York.

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

Communities near Dunnsville ...

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

  • Tappahannock
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • 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
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Montross
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Bowlers Wharf
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowlers Wharf
    • Bowlers Wharf is located in Essex County
  • Contra
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Contra have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contra
    • Contra is located in King and Queen County
  • Crouch
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
    • Crouch is located in King and Queen County
  • Dunbrooke
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunbrooke have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbrooke
    • Dunbrooke is located in Essex County
  • Millers Tavern
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Tavern
    • Millers Tavern is located in Essex County
  • Simons Corner
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simons Corner
    • Simons Corner is located in Richmond County
  • Cumnor
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumnor
    • Cumnor is located in King and Queen 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 Dunnsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dunnsville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dunnsville ...

Looking for more information about Dunnsville? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dunnsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dunnsville.

Adding Dunnsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Dunnsville post office opened in 1829.

We also found Dunnsville in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dunnsville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dunnsville. 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 Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dunnsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Dunnsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dunnsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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