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Welcome to Peaks ...

Peaks is located in Hanover County<1>.

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

Peaks is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Peaks is within the boundaries of the (804) area code.

Communities Also Named Peaks ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Peaks: This one is located in Hanover County and the other is located in Bedford County.

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

Communities near Peaks ...

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

  • Richmond (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Peaks 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<5>
  • Ashland (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Peaks 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<5>
  • Atlee Station (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
    • Atlee Station lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Peaks and is located in Hanover County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
  • Gwathmey (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
    • Gwathmey lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Peaks 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
  • Chamberlayne (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlayne
    • Chamberlayne lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Peaks and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlayne
  • Hunton (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunton
    • Hunton lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Peaks and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunton
  • Longdale (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
    • Longdale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Peaks and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longdale
  • Quail Walk (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Walk
    • Quail Walk lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Peaks and is located in Henrico County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Walk
  • Glen Allen (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Mechanicsville (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
    • Mechanicsville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Peaks 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<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peaks ...

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

Adding Peaks to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Peaks

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About Hanover County

About Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Peaks. 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/

Footnotes ...

<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>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 Peaks - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peaks) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peaks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7232, Longitude: -77.3889       In this case, the coordinates for Peaks 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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