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Welcome to Kempsville ...

The location of Kempsville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Kempsville is near sea level<2>.

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

Kempsville lies within the (757) area code.

Communities near Kempsville ...

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

  • Virginia Beach (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Beach
    • Virginia Beach lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Kempsville and is located in Virginia Beach City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 451,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Beach<4>
  • Chesapeake (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Kempsville and is located in Chesapeake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 247,011 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake<4>
  • Norfolk (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Kempsville and is located in Norfolk City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 242,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<4>
  • Hampton (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
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    • Hampton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Kempsville and is located in Hampton City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,464 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<4>
  • Portsmouth (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
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    • Portsmouth lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Kempsville and is located in Portsmouth City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<4>
  • Burtons (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burtons
    • Burtons lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Kempsville and is located in Virginia Beach City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burtons
  • Alantic City (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alantic City
    • Alantic City lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Kempsville and is located in Norfolk City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alantic City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alantic City
  • Monticello Village (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello Village
    • Monticello Village lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Kempsville and is located in Norfolk City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello Village
  • Sussex (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sussex
    • Sussex lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Kempsville and is located in Norfolk City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sussex
  • Cape Henry Village (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Henry Village
    • Cape Henry Village lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Kempsville and is located in Virginia Beach City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Henry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Henry Village

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kempsville ...

Looking for more information about Kempsville? 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.

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

Adding Kempsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kempsville 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 Kempsville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Kempsville

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Virginia

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kempsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kempsville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kempsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8268, Longitude: -76.1602       In this case, the coordinates for Kempsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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