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Welcome to Gordonsville ...

The town of Gordonsville is primarily located in Orange County<1>. A portion of Gordonsville extends into Louisa County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gordonsville has a population of 1,618 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gordonsville.

Gordonsville is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gordonsville is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gordonsville had an population of 1,618 people. This is an increase of 8.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gordonsville had a population of 1,496 people. This makes Gordonsville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Gordonsville represents 0.02% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,496 people, the population of Gordonsville has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,498 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gordonsville.

Communities Also Named Gordonsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Gordonsville: This one is located in Orange County and the other is located in Louisa County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 6 communities that are also named Gordonsville - they are located in Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Brunswick and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Gordonsville ...

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

  • Charlottesville [Charlottesville City]
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    • Charlottesville [Charlottesville City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Gordonsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,950 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlottesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlottesville<5>
  • Orange [Orange County]
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    • Orange [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Gordonsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,166 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<5>
  • Louisa [Louisa County]
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    • Louisa [Louisa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Gordonsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,764 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisa<5>
  • Mineral [Louisa County]
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    • Mineral [Louisa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Gordonsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stanardsville [Greene County]
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      • Stanardsville [Greene County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Gordonsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanardsville<5>
    • Madison [Madison County]
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      • Madison [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Gordonsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<5>
    • Madison Run [Orange County]
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      • Madison Run [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Gordonsville
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    • Cobham [Albemarle County]
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      • Cobham [Albemarle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Gordonsville
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    • Montpelier Station [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier Station
      • Montpelier Station [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Gordonsville
      • 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.<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier Station<5>
    • Medlock [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medlock
      • Medlock [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Gordonsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medlock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medlock

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gordonsville ...

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

Adding Gordonsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gordonsville 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 Gordonsville was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Gordonsville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities in Virginia

About Orange County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Orange County: www.orangecountyva.gov/

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 Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gordonsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gordonsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Gordonsville) 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 Gordonsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GordonsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordonsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1361, Longitude: -78.1871    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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