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Welcome to Moon ...

Moon is located in Mathews County<1>.

The location of Moon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Moon is near sea level<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Moon: (804)

Communities Also Named Moon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Moon - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Moon.

Communities near Moon ...

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

  • Kilmarnock (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmarnock
    • Kilmarnock lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Moon and is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,400 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilmarnock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmarnock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilmarnock<5>
  • Irvington (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
    • Irvington lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Moon and is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<5>
  • White Stone (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stone
    • White Stone lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Moon and is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 331 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Stone<5>
  • Peary (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peary
    • Peary lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Moon and is located in Mathews County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peary
  • Susan (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susan
    • Susan lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Moon and is located in Mathews County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susan
  • Amburg (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amburg
    • Amburg lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Moon and is located in Middlesex County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amburg
  • Stingray Point (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stingray Point
    • Stingray Point lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Moon and is located in Middlesex County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stingray Point
  • North (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Hartfield (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Grafton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Moon and is located in Middlesex County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moon. See our Newspapers Page for Moon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moon ...

Looking for more information about Moon? 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 Moon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Moon.

Adding Moon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Moon 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 Moon was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Moon

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About Mathews County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Mathews County: www.co.mathews.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 Mathews, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4435, Longitude: -76.2927       In this case, the coordinates for Moon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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