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Welcome to Pilkinton ...

Pilkinton is located in Powhatan County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Pilkinton, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Pilkinton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

Pilkinton is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Pilkinton lies within the (804) area code.

Communities near Pilkinton ...

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

  • Otterdale
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterdale
    • Otterdale is located in Chesterfield County
  • Winterpock
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterpock
    • Winterpock is located in Chesterfield County
  • Amelia Court House
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Huguenot
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
    • Huguenot is located in Powhatan County
  • Midlothian
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Earls
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earls have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earls
    • Earls is located in Amelia County
  • Robious
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robious
    • Robious is located in Chesterfield County
  • Ammon
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ammon
    • Ammon is located in Amelia County
  • Lorraine
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
    • Lorraine is located in Henrico County
  • Paineville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paineville
    • Paineville is located in Amelia County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pilkinton ...

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

Adding Pilkinton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pilkinton 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 Pilkinton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Pilkinton post office opened in 1891.

We also found Pilkinton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Pilkinton.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Powhatan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pilkinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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