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Welcome to Gloucester ...

Gloucester is located in Gloucester County<1> and is the County Seat for Gloucester County.

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

The pronunciation of Gloucester: GLOSS-ter<3>

Gloucester is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Gloucester: (804)

Communities Also Named Gloucester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Gloucester - they are located in Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina and Ontario.

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

Communities near Gloucester ...

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

  • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
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    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Gloucester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,259 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<6>
  • West Point [King William County]
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    • West Point [King William County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Gloucester
    • 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<6>
  • Urbanna [Middlesex County]
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    • Urbanna [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Gloucester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbanna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbanna<6>
  • Irvington [Lancaster County]
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    • Irvington [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Gloucester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • White Stone [Lancaster County]
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      • White Stone [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Gloucester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Stone<6>
    • North [Gloucester County]
    • Country Village [Gloucester County]
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      • Country Village [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Gloucester
      • 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.
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    • Ordinary [Gloucester County]
    • York View [Gloucester County]
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      • York View [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Gloucester
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    • Adner [Gloucester County]
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      • Adner [Gloucester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Gloucester
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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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gloucester.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gloucester. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gloucester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gloucester ...

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

Adding Gloucester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gloucester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gloucester was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Gloucester on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Virginia (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gloucester on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Gloucester

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About Gloucester County

About Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gloucester. 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 have 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. 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 - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 from Point A (ie- Gloucester) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gloucester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4138, Longitude: -76.5255       In this case, the coordinates for Gloucester 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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