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Our Genealogy Helper for Montpelier ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Montpelier (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Montpelier. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Montpelier is located in Charles City County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Charles City County: Chesterfield, Henrico, James City, New Kent, Prince George & Surry.

Below are the counties that are near Montpelier. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Montpelier:

  • Charles City County     (The home county of Montpelier)
    • Kimages (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimages
      • Kimages lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimages have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimages
    • Charles City (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Ruthville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
      • Ruthville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
  • Chesterfield County
    • Bermuda Hundred (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda Hundred
      • Bermuda Hundred was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bermuda Hundred. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Meadowville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
      • Meadowville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Screamersville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamersville
      • Screamersville was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Screamersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bellwood (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Chester (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Braebrook Village (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braebrook Village
      • Braebrook Village lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braebrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braebrook Village
    • Bensley Village (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley Village
      • Bensley Village lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley Village
    • Bensley (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley
      • Bensley lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley
    • Beulah Village (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah Village
      • Beulah Village lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Village
    • Bollinger Estates (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bollinger Estates
      • Bollinger Estates lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bollinger Estates
    • Ettrick (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Chesterfield Court House (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Court House
      • Chesterfield Court House lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Court House
    • Matoaca (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaca
      • Matoaca lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaca
  • Colonial Heights City
    • Colonial Heights (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Colonial Heights City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<3>
  • Dinwiddie County
    • Grant Village (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant Village
      • Grant Village lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Dinwiddie County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Village
    • Addison (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Dinwiddie County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
    • Maitland Village (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maitland Village
      • Maitland Village lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Dinwiddie County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maitland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maitland Village
  • Essex County
    • Dunnsville (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Tappahannock (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappahannock
      • Tappahannock lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in Essex County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappahannock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tappahannock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappahannock<3>
  • Gloucester County
    • Adner (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adner
      • Adner lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in Gloucester County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adner
    • York View (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York View
      • York View lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in Gloucester County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York View
    • Ordinary (35 miles [56.3 km] to the east)
    • Gloucester Point (37 miles [59.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Point
      • Gloucester Point lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in Gloucester County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloucester Point<3>
    • North (39 miles [62.8 km] to the east)
  • Hanover County
    • Westwood (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood
      • Westwood lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood
    • Mechanicsville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<3>
    • Atlee Station (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
      • Atlee Station lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Hanover County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
    • Hanover (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Gwathmey (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
      • Gwathmey lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwathmey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwathmey
    • Ashland (31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
    • Rockville (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Henrico County
    • Glendale (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Elko (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
      • Elko lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
    • Deep Bottom (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Bottom
      • Deep Bottom lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Bottom
    • Windsor (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Turner Woods (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turner Woods
      • Turner Woods lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Woods
    • Currituck Farms (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Currituck Farms
      • Currituck Farms lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Currituck Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Currituck Farms
    • Green Meadows (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Meadows
      • Green Meadows lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Meadows
    • Varina Grove (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varina Grove
      • Varina Grove lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varina Grove
    • Varina (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varina
      • Varina lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varina
    • Fort Lee (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lee
      • Fort Lee lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lee
    • Lee Park (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Park
      • Lee Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Park
    • Sandston (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Highland Springs (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Hopewell City
    • Hopewell (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Hopewell City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<3>
  • Isle of Wight County
    • Smithfield (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Isle of Wight County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>
  • James City County
    • Norge (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Jamestown (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
  • King and Queen County
    • Mattaponi (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
    • Walkerton (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkerton
      • Walkerton lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier and is located in King and Queen County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
    • Plain View (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
      • Plain View lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in King and Queen County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain View
    • Cumnor (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumnor
      • Cumnor lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in King and Queen County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumnor
    • Crouch (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
      • Crouch lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in King and Queen County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouch
  • King William County
    • Manquin (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manquin
      • Manquin lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier and is located in King William County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manquin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manquin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manquin<3>
    • Romancoke (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romancoke
      • Romancoke lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in King William County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romancoke
    • West Point (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in King William County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
    • Rumford (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
      • Rumford lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier and is located in King William County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumford
  • Middlesex County
    • Saluda (34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Remlik (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Urbanna (36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbanna
      • Urbanna lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in Middlesex County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbanna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbanna<3>
    • Locust Hill (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Hartfield (40 miles [64.4 km] to the east)
  • New Kent County
    • New Kent (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Plum Point (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in New Kent County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point
  • Petersburg City
    • Petersburg (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Petersburg City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
  • Prince George County
    • Garysville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysville
      • Garysville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier and is located in Prince George County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysville
    • Burrowsville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrowsville
      • Burrowsville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Prince George County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrowsville
  • Richmond City
    • Montrose Heights (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose Heights
      • Montrose Heights lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Richmond City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose Heights
    • Richmond (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier 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<3>
  • Richmond County
    • Cherry Gardens (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Gardens
      • Cherry Gardens lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Richmond County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Gardens
    • Walmsley Village (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walmsley Village
      • Walmsley Village lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Richmond County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walmsley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walmsley Village
    • Chippenham Village (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippenham Village
      • Chippenham Village lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Richmond County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippenham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippenham Village
  • Southampton County
    • Ivor (35 miles [56.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivor
      • Ivor lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Southampton County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivor<3>
  • Surry County
    • Claremont (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Surry County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Spring Grove (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Surry County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Carsley (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsley
      • Carsley lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Surry County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carsley
    • Surry (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Surry County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<3>
    • Dendron (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dendron
      • Dendron lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Surry County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<3>
    • Beachland (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beachland
      • Beachland lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Surry County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beachland
    • Homewood (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Surry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Itata (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itata
      • Itata lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Surry County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Itata have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itata
  • Sussex County
    • Waverly (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier and is located in Sussex County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<3>
    • Wakefield (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier and is located in Sussex County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<3>
    • Stony Creek (32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Sussex County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Creek<3>
  • Williamsburg City
    • Williamsburg (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in Williamsburg City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>
  • York County
    • Barlows Corner (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
      • Barlows Corner lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in York County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlows Corner
    • Yorktown (37 miles [59.5 km] to the east)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Montpelier, see our County-by-County Page for Montpelier.

Newspapers Published in Montpelier ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Montpelier.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Montpelier, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Montpelier.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Montpelier:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Montpelier ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Montpelier.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Montpelier covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Salem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Grace Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grace Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grace Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace Chapel Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
  • Glendale Community Bible Church Cemetery
  • Glendale National Cemetery
  • Willis UMC Cemetery
  • Merchants Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merchants Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Merchants Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Merchants Hope Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merchants Hope Cemetery
  • Elko Union Church Cemetery
  • Mapsico Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mapsico Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mapsico Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mapsico Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapsico Cemetery
  • Eiam Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eiam Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eiam Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eiam Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eiam Cemetery
  • Menoah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Menoah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Menoah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Menoah Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menoah Cemetery
  • Continue List   (388 more) ...
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Waller Cemetery
    • Harrison Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harrison Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrison Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Harrison Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Grove Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Montpelier in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Montpelier.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Montpelier, with the one closest to Montpelier listed first.

  • Westover (Charles City County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
    • Westover lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Westover had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
  • Bermuda Hundred (Chesterfield County) - Historic
    • While Bermuda Hundred was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda Hundred
    • Bermuda Hundred was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bermuda Hundred had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bermuda Hundred. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Shirley (Charles City County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley
    • Shirley lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shirley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shirley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
  • Ruthville (Charles City County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
    • Ruthville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ruthville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
  • Mountcastle (New Kent County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountcastle
    • Mountcastle lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in New Kent County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mountcastle had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountcastle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountcastle
  • Roxbury (Charles City County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
    • Roxbury lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roxbury had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
  • Glendale (Henrico County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glendale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
  • Weyanoke (Charles City County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
    • Weyanoke lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier and is located in Charles City County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Weyanoke had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weyanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
  • Elko (Henrico County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
    • Elko lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elko had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
  • Providence Forge (New Kent County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Forge
    • Providence Forge lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in New Kent County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Providence Forge had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Forge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Providence Forge<3>
  • Garysville (Prince George County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysville
    • Garysville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier and is located in Prince George County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Garysville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysville
  • Cotman (Henrico County) - Historic
    • While Cotman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotman
    • Cotman was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier and is located in Henrico County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Meadowville (Chesterfield County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
      • Meadowville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier and is located in Chesterfield County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meadowville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Dispatch (New Kent County) - Historic
      • While Dispatch was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dispatch
      • Dispatch was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier and is located in New Kent County
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dispatch had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dispatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tallysville (New Kent County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallysville
      • Tallysville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier and is located in New Kent County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tallysville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallysville

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Montpelier. See our List of 1890's Communities around Montpelier.

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Mentions & References for Montpelier

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

The official website for Charles City County: www.co.charles-city.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Montpelier) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montpelier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3765, Longitude: -77.1594       In this case, the coordinates for Montpelier have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Montpelier, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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