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Welcome to Laurel ...

Laurel is located in Henrico County<1>.

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.

  • Richmond (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Laurel and is located in Richmond City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<5>
  • Ashland (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Laurel and is located in Hanover County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,908 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<5>
  • Chamberlayne (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlayne
    • Chamberlayne lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Laurel and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlayne
  • Tuckahoe (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Atlee Station (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
    • Atlee Station lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Laurel and is located in Hanover County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
  • Short Pump (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Gwathmey (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
    • Gwathmey lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Laurel and is located in Hanover County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwathmey have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwathmey
  • Tuckahoe Village (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe Village
    • Tuckahoe Village lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Laurel and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe Village
  • Wyndham (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyndham
    • Wyndham lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Laurel and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyndham
  • Chippenham Village (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippenham Village
    • Chippenham Village lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Laurel and is located in Richmond County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippenham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippenham 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 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.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Laurel

Communities in Virginia

About Henrico County

About Virginia

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Henrico, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Laurel refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Laurel may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Laurel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Laurel) 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 Laurel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaurelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6432, Longitude: -77.5091    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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