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Gainesville, Virginia

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The location of Gainesville

Welcome to Gainesville ...

Gainesville is located in Prince William County.

The location of Gainesville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Gainesville is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Gainesville: (703) & (571)<3>

Communities near Gainesville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gainesville and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Bataan Village   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Bull Run   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Clifton   [Map]   295   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fairfax   [Map]   24,097   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Herndon   [Map]   24,532   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Manassas Park   [Map]   16,591   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gainesville.

Communities Also Named Gainesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Gainesville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Tennessee and Texas (3).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gainesville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gainesville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gainesville.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gainesville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gainesville ...

Looking for more information about Gainesville? 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 Gainesville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gainesville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Prince William County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Prince William County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gainesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Gainesville) 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 Gainesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gainesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gainesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7957, Longitude: -77.6139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gainesville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gainesville.

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