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Welcome to Gloucester Point ...

Gloucester Point is located in Gloucester County<1>.


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


The pronunciation of Gloucester Point: GLOSS-ter<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gloucester Point, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1877.

A typical abbreviation for Gloucester Point: Gloucester Pt.

Gloucester Point is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Gloucester Point lies within the (804) area code.

Communities near Gloucester Point ...

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

  • Newport News
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Hampton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Williamsburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Poquoson
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquoson
    • Poquoson is located in Poquoson City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,257 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson <5>
  • Country Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
    • Country Village is located in Gloucester County
  • Ordinary
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Lee Hall
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
    • Lee Hall is located in Newport News City
  • Rochambeau Village
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochambeau Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochambeau Village
    • Rochambeau Village is located in York County
  • Dare
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dare
    • Dare is located in York County
  • White Marsh
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Marsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Marsh
    • White Marsh is located in Gloucester County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Marsh <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gloucester Point ...

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

Adding Gloucester Point to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Gloucester Point post office opened in 1877.

We also found Gloucester Point in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gloucester Point.

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

The official website for Gloucester County: www.co.gloucester.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 Gloucester, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Gloucester Point. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gloucester Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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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