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Welcome to Gainesville ...

Gainesville is located in Prince William County<1>.

The location of Gainesville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Gainesville is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Gainesville: (703) and (571)<4>

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.

Communities near Gainesville ...

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

  • Manassas [Manassas City]
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    • Manassas [Manassas City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Gainesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<6>
  • Herndon [Fairfax County]
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    • Herndon [Fairfax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Gainesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,601 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon<6>
  • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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    • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Gainesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<6>
  • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City]
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    • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Gainesville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,478 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park<6>
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    • Warrenton [Fauquier County]
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      • Warrenton [Fauquier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,027 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<6>
    • Middleburg [Loudoun County]
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      • Middleburg [Loudoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<6>
    • Clifton [Fairfax County]
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      • Clifton [Fairfax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<6>
    • The Plains [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Plains
      • The Plains [Fauquier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 236 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for The Plains<6>
    • Catharpin [Prince William County]
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      • Catharpin [Prince William County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Gainesville
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    • Bataan Village [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bataan Village
      • Bataan Village [Prince William County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bataan Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bataan Village

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gainesville.

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

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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: www.pwcgov.org/

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 Prince William, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gainesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<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 drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Gainesville 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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