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Our Genealogy Helper for Goochland ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Goochland (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Goochland. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Goochland is located in Goochland County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Goochland County: Cumberland, Fluvanna, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa & Powhatan.

Below are the counties that are near Goochland. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Goochland:

  • Goochland County     (The home county of Goochland)
    • Sandy Hook (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Caledonia (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
  • Albemarle County
    • Keswick (34 miles [54.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Scottsville (34 miles [54.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Albemarle County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<3>
    • Keene (38 miles [61.2 km] to the west)
  • Amelia County
    • Masons Corner (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Corner
      • Masons Corner lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Goochland and is located in Amelia County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masons Corner
    • Amelia Court House (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Paineville (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paineville
      • Paineville lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Goochland and is located in Amelia County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paineville
  • Buckingham County
    • Gold Hill (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
      • Gold Hill lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Buckingham County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
    • Gravel Hill (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
      • Gravel Hill lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Buckingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
    • Dillwyn (33 miles [53.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillwyn
      • Dillwyn lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Buckingham County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillwyn<3>
    • Buckingham (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)
    • Andersonville (40 miles [64.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andersonville
      • Andersonville lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Buckingham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andersonville<3>
  • Caroline County
    • Ruther Glen (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Burruss Corner (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
      • Burruss Corner lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Goochland and is located in Caroline County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burruss Corner
    • Bowling Green (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
      • Bowling Green lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Goochland and is located in Caroline County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<3>
  • Charlottesville City
    • Charlottesville (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlottesville
      • Charlottesville lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Goochland and is located in Charlottesville City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,950 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlottesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlottesville<3>
  • Chesterfield County
    • Midlothian (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Robious (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robious
      • Robious lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robious
    • Otterdale (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterdale
      • Otterdale lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otterdale
    • Bon Air (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Chesterfield Village (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Village
      • Chesterfield Village lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Village
    • Winterpock (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterpock
      • Winterpock lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Goochland and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterpock
    • Bensley Village (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley Village
      • Bensley Village lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley Village
    • Bensley (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley
      • Bensley lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley
    • Beulah Village (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah Village
      • Beulah Village lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Village
    • Chesterfield Court House (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Court House
      • Chesterfield Court House lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Court House
    • Bellwood (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Chester (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Ettrick (39 miles [62.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Colonial Heights City
    • Colonial Heights (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Colonial Heights City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<3>
  • Cumberland County
    • Clinton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Goochland and is located in Cumberland County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Lakeside Village (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside Village
      • Lakeside Village lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Cumberland County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Village
    • Cumberland (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
    • Trents Mill (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trents Mill
      • Trents Mill lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Cumberland County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trents Mill
    • Guinea Mills (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guinea Mills
      • Guinea Mills lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Goochland and is located in Cumberland County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guinea Mills
    • Cotton Town (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Town
      • Cotton Town lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Goochland and is located in Cumberland County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Town
  • Fluvanna County
    • Columbia (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Fluvanna County
      • Estimated population in 2016: 80 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
    • Kents Store (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kents Store
      • Kents Store lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Goochland and is located in Fluvanna County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kents Store
    • Fork Union (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Weber City (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • Lake Monticello (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Monticello
      • Lake Monticello lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Goochland and is located in Fluvanna County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Monticello
  • Hanover County
    • Vontay (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vontay
      • Vontay lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Goochland and is located in Hanover County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vontay
    • Rockville (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Casco (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casco
      • Casco lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casco
    • Montpelier (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Gwathmey (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
      • Gwathmey lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwathmey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwathmey
    • Beaverdam (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Tylers (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylers
      • Tylers lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Goochland and is located in Hanover County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylers
    • Ashland (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Hanover County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
    • Hewlett (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hewlett
      • Hewlett lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Goochland and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hewlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hewlett
    • Taylorsville (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Goochland and is located in Hanover County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Atlee Station (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
      • Atlee Station lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Hanover County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
    • Hanover (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
    • Mechanicsville (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<3>
  • Henrico County
    • Wyndham (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyndham
      • Wyndham lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyndham
    • Short Pump (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Tuckahoe Village (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe Village
      • Tuckahoe Village lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe Village
    • Lorraine (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
      • Lorraine lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
    • Tuckahoe (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Glen Allen (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Laurel Village (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Village
      • Laurel Village lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Village
    • Laurel (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Hunton (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunton
      • Hunton lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunton
    • Quail Walk (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Walk
      • Quail Walk lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Walk
    • Dumbarton (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumbarton
      • Dumbarton lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumbarton
    • Lakeside (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
    • Longdale (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
      • Longdale lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longdale
  • King William County
    • Manquin (39 miles [62.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manquin
      • Manquin lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in King William County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manquin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manquin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manquin<3>
  • Louisa County
    • Willowbrook (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook
    • Jackson (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Cuckoo (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuckoo
      • Cuckoo lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuckoo
    • Bumpass (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
      • Bumpass lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • Bumpass has also been known as:
      • Bumpas
      • Bumpass Junction
      • Bumpass Station
      • Bumpass Turnout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumpass<3>
    • Bells Crossroads (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bells Crossroads
      • Bells Crossroads lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bells Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Crossroads
    • Mineral (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<3>
    • Louisa (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisa
      • Louisa lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,764 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisa<3>
    • Medlock (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medlock
      • Medlock lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medlock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medlock
    • Trevilians (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trevilians
      • Trevilians lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trevilians
  • Nottoway County
    • Crewe (37 miles [59.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crewe
      • Crewe lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Goochland and is located in Nottoway County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crewe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crewe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crewe<3>
    • Burkeville (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkeville
      • Burkeville lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Goochland and is located in Nottoway County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burkeville<3>
  • Orange County
    • Gordonsville (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
      • Gordonsville lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Goochland and is located in Orange County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordonsville<3>
    • Orange (40 miles [64.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Orange County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<3>
    • Montpelier Station (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier Station
      • Montpelier Station lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Goochland and is located in Orange County
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Montpelier Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier Station<3>
  • Powhatan County
    • Beaumont (less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Goochland and is located in Powhatan County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
    • Huguenot (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
      • Huguenot lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Powhatan County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
  • Prince Edward County
    • Farmville (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Goochland and is located in Prince Edward County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmville<3>
  • Richmond City
    • Richmond (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Richmond City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<3>
    • Montrose Heights (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose Heights
      • Montrose Heights lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Richmond City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose Heights
  • Richmond County
    • Chippenham Village (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippenham Village
      • Chippenham Village lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Richmond County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippenham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippenham Village
    • Cherry Gardens (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Gardens
      • Cherry Gardens lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Richmond County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Gardens
    • Walmsley Village (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walmsley Village
      • Walmsley Village lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Richmond County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walmsley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walmsley Village
  • Spotsylvania County
    • Lewiston (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
    • Partlow (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Glenora (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenora
      • Glenora lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenora
    • Snell (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Thornburg (36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Goochland, see our County-by-County Page for Goochland.

Newspapers Published in Goochland ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Goochland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Goochland:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Goochland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Goochland.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Goochland covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Belmead Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belmead Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belmead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belmead Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Goochland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmead Cemetery
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Petersville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Petersville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Petersville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Petersville Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Goochland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersville Cemetery
  • Subletts Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Subletts Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Subletts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Subletts Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Subletts Cemetery
  • Rocky Oak Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rocky Oak Church Cemetery
    • Rocky Oak Church Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Goochland.
    • Rocky Oak Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Rocky Oak Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Oak Church Cemetery
  • Watkins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watkins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Watkins Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Goochland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins Cemetery
  • Shelton Family Cemetery
  • Manakin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Manakin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Manakin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Manakin Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manakin Cemetery
  • Cartersville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cartersville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cartersville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cartersville Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Goochland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville Cemetery
  • Huguenot Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huguenot Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huguenot Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Huguenot Springs Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot Springs Cemetery
  • Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • The Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Richmond.More precisely, Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Goochland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #829703<5>
  • Harrison Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harrison Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harrison Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Goochland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Cemetery
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    • Cochran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cochran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cochran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cochran Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Goochland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cochran Cemetery
    • St. James Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. James Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. James Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. James Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. James Cemetery
    • Shady Grove UMC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove UMC Cemetery
      • The Shady Grove UMC Cemetery is located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.More accurately, Shady Grove UMC Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Goochland.
      • Shady Grove UMC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove UMC Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #890855<5>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Goochland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Goochland.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Goochland, with the one closest to Goochland listed first.

  • Maidens (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maidens
    • Maidens lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Maidens had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maidens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maidens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maidens<3>
  • Cedar Point (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Point had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Michaux (Powhatan County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michaux
    • Michaux lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Goochland and is located in Powhatan County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Michaux had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michaux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michaux
  • Irwin (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
    • Irwin lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Irwin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
  • Thorncliff (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorncliff
    • Thorncliff lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thorncliff had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorncliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorncliff
  • Sandy Hook (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
    • Sandy Hook lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy Hook had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
  • Jefferson (Powhatan County) - Historic
    • While Jefferson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Goochland and is located in Powhatan County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cardwell (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardwell
    • Cardwell lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cardwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardwell
  • Oilville (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oilville
    • Oilville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oilville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oilville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oilville<3>
  • Perkinsville (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perkinsville
    • Perkinsville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Perkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perkinsville
  • Three Square (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Square
    • Three Square lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Three Square had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Square
  • Fine Creek Mills (Powhatan County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fine Creek Mills
    • Fine Creek Mills lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Powhatan County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fine Creek Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fine Creek Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fine Creek Mills
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Lee (Goochland County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
      • Lee lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lee had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee
    • Gum Spring (Louisa County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Spring
      • Gum Spring lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Goochland and is located in Louisa County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gum Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gum Spring<3>
    • West View (Goochland County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West View
      • West View lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Goochland and is located in Goochland County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West View had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West View

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Goochland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Goochland.

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

The official website for Goochland County: www.co.goochland.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Goochland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Goochland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GoochlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goochland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6842, Longitude: -77.8854    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Goochland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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