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Welcome to Laurel ...
When the people of Laurel refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Laurelite or Laurelian.<2>
Laurel is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Laurel lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Laurel lies within the (804) area code.
Communities Also Named Laurel ...
While we believe that this Laurel is located in Henrico County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Laurel. Those communities are located in the following counties: Russell and Wise County.
Beyond Virginia, there are 40 communities that are also named Laurel - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (3), Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Washington (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Laurel.
Communities near Laurel ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Laurel.
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 Laurel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Laurel.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Laurel. 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 Laurel.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Laurel. See our Newspapers Page for Laurel.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Laurel ...
Looking for more information about Laurel? 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 Laurel, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Laurel.
Adding Laurel to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Laurel 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 Laurel was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Laurel on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Laurel. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Henrico County: www.co.henrico.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2022