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Welcome to Jamestown ...

Jamestown is located in James City County<1>.



Jamestown was established in 1607.

Jamestown is near sea level<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Jamestown: (757)

Communities Also Named Jamestown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Virginia communities named Jamestown: This one is located in James City County and the other is located in Prince Edward County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 68 communities that are also named Jamestown - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (4), Idaho (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina (3), Tennessee (4), Texas (4), Utah (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Jamestown ...

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

  • Newport News
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Williamsburg
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Smithfield
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
    • Smithfield is located in Isle of Wight County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield <3>
  • Claremont
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont is located in Surry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
  • Dendron
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Surry
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
    • Surry is located in Surry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry <3>
  • Homewood
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood is located in Surry County
  • Beachland
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beachland
    • Beachland is located in Surry County
  • Barlows Corner
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
    • Barlows Corner is located in York County
  • Norge
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jamestown ...

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

Adding Jamestown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jamestown 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 Jamestown was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Jamestown post office opened in 1800.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jamestown.

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

The official website for James City County: www.james-city.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 James City, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jamestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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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