Welcome to Montpelier ...
Montpelier is located in Hanover County<1>.
When the people of Montpelier refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Montpelierite<2>
Montpelier is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Montpelier lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Montpelier: (804)
The ZIP code for Montpelier: 23192<4>
Communities Also Named Montpelier ...
While we believe that this Montpelier is located in Hanover County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Montpelier. Those communities are located in the following counties: Charles City and Orange County.
Beyond Virginia, there are 18 communities that are also named Montpelier - they are located in California, Georgia (2), Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Montpelier.
Communities near Montpelier ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Montpelier.
- Ashland [Hanover County]
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- Ashland [Hanover County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Montpelier
- 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<7>
- Mineral [Louisa County]
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- Mineral [Louisa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Montpelier
- Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<7>
- Vontay [Hanover County]
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- Vontay [Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Montpelier
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- Rockville [Hanover County]
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- Willowbrook [Louisa County]
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- Willowbrook [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Montpelier
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- Beaverdam [Hanover County]
- Jackson [Louisa County]
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- Jackson [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Montpelier
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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- Hewlett [Hanover County]
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- Hewlett [Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Montpelier
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hewlett have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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- Tylers [Hanover County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylers
- Tylers [Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Montpelier
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- Wyndham [Henrico County]
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- Wyndham [Henrico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Montpelier
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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 Montpelier. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Montpelier.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Montpelier. 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 Montpelier.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Montpelier. See our Newspapers Page for Montpelier.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montpelier ...
Looking for more information about Montpelier? 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 Montpelier, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Montpelier.
Adding Montpelier to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Montpelier 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 Montpelier was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Montpelier on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Montpelier on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia
About Hanover County
Off-the-Road Links ...
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 Hanover County: www.co.hanover.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
|<1>||If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Hanover, 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 Montpelier 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 Montpelier may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.|
|<3>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montpelier - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<4>||ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Montpelier). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Montpelier or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).|
|<5>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montpelier) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montpelier. 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 MontpelierOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montpelier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8211, Longitude: -77.6851 |
|<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.|
|<7>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|