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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

Jamestown is within the boundaries of the (757) area code.

Communities Also Named Jamestown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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 [Newport News City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport News
    • Newport News [Newport News City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,062 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<4>
  • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,259 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<4>
  • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<4>
  • Claremont [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont [Surry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dendron [Surry County]
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      • Dendron [Surry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<4>
    • Surry [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry [Surry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<4>
    • Homewood [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Surry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Jamestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Beachland [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beachland
      • Beachland [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Jamestown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beachland
    • Barlows Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
      • Barlows Corner [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Jamestown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlows Corner
    • Norge [James City County]

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jamestown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jamestown on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About James City County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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- Jamestown) 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 Jamestown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JamestownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2098, Longitude: -76.7763    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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