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Welcome to New Kent ...

New Kent is located in New Kent County<1> and is the County Seat for New Kent County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of New Kent, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1803.

New Kent is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

New Kent lies within the (804) area code.

The ZIP code for New Kent: 23124<3>

Communities Also Named New Kent ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named New Kent - it's located in Tennessee.

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

Communities near New Kent ...

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

  • West Point
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point is located in King William County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point <5>
  • Claremont
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont is located in Surry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Claremont
  • Romancoke
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romancoke
    • Romancoke is located in King William County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Romancoke
  • Plum Point
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
    • Plum Point is located in New Kent County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Plum Point
  • Roxbury
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxbury have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
    • Roxbury is located in Charles City County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Roxbury
  • Ruthville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
    • Ruthville is located in Charles City County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Ruthville
  • Mattaponi
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Charles City
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Elko
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
    • Elko is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Elko
  • Westwood
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood
    • Westwood is located in Hanover County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Westwood

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Kent ...

Looking for more information about New Kent? 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 New Kent, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Kent.

Adding New Kent to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of New Kent in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for New Kent was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

We also found New Kent in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for New Kent.

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

The official website for New Kent County: www.co.new-kent.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 New Kent, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Kent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 New Kent). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Kent or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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