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Welcome to Overton ...

Overton is located in Albemarle County<1>.

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

Overton is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Overton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Overton - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Overton ...

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

  • Charlottesville [Charlottesville City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlottesville
    • Charlottesville [Charlottesville City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,950 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlottesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlottesville<5>
  • Gordonsville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
    • Gordonsville [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,647 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordonsville<5>
  • Scottsville [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
    • Scottsville [Albemarle County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<5>
  • Belmont [Charlottesville City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont [Charlottesville City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Overton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Locust Grove [Charlottesville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Charlottesville City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Shadwell [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadwell
      • Shadwell [Albemarle County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadwell
    • Huntington Village [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington Village
      • Huntington Village [Albemarle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington Village
    • University Heights [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Heights
      • University Heights [Albemarle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Heights
    • Barracks [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barracks
      • Barracks [Albemarle County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barracks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barracks
    • Ednam Village [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ednam Village
      • Ednam Village [Albemarle County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ednam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ednam 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 Overton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Overton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Overton ...

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

Adding Overton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Overton 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 Overton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Mentions & References for Overton

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About Albemarle County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Albemarle County: www.albemarle.org/

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 Albemarle, 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 Overton - 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- Overton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9574, Longitude: -78.4675       In this case, the coordinates for Overton 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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