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Guilford, Virginia
(Fairfax County)

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Welcome to Guilford ...

Guilford is located in Fairfax County.

Guilford is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Area codes for Guilford: (703) & (571)<2>

Communities near Guilford ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Guilford and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
College Park (MD)   [Map]   32,275   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Greenbelt (MD)   [Map]   23,909   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hyattsville (MD)   [Map]   18,449   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Takoma Park (MD)   [Map]   17,765   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Alexandria   [Map]   155,810   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Arlington   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Guilford.

Communities Also Named Guilford ...

While we believe that this Guilford is located in Fairfax County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Guilford. Those communities are located in the following counties: Accomack and Roanoke City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 20 communities that are also named Guilford - they are located in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland (2), Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania and Vermont.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Guilford. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Guilford. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Guilford.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Guilford:

Websites for Guilford ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Guilford ...

Looking for more information about Guilford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Guilford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Guilford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Guilford.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Guilford. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Guilford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Guilford.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Guilford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Guilford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guilford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7823, Longitude: -77.1275     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Guilford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Guilford.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Guilford.