RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Plain View, Virginia
(King and Queen County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other VA
Communities

















Our Genealogy Helper for Plain View ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Plain View (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Plain View. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Plain View ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Plain View: Plain Vw.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Plain View is located in King and Queen County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of King and Queen County: Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, James City, King William, Middlesex & New Kent.

Below are the counties that are near Plain View. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Plain View:

  • King and Queen County     (The home county of Plain View)
    • Mattaponi [King and Queen County]
    • Cumnor [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumnor
      • Cumnor [King and Queen County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumnor
    • Crouch [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
      • Crouch [King and Queen County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouch
    • Walkerton [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkerton
      • Walkerton [King and Queen County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
  • Charles City County
    • Ruthville [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
      • Ruthville [Charles City County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
    • Charles City [Charles City County]
    • Kimages [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimages
      • Kimages [Charles City County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimages have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimages
  • Essex County
    • Bowlers Wharf [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowlers Wharf
      • Bowlers Wharf [Essex County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowlers Wharf
    • Dunnsville [Essex County]
    • Millers Tavern [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Tavern
      • Millers Tavern [Essex County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Tavern
    • Tappahannock [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappahannock
      • Tappahannock [Essex County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappahannock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tappahannock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappahannock<2>
  • Gloucester County
    • Adner [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adner
      • Adner [Gloucester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adner
    • Glenns [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenns
      • Glenns [Gloucester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenns
    • Ark [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ark
      • Ark [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ark
    • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Courthouse
      • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Courthouse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Courthouse
    • North [Gloucester County]
    • York View [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York View
      • York View [Gloucester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York View
    • Roanes [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanes
      • Roanes [Gloucester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanes
    • Country Village [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
      • Country Village [Gloucester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Village
    • Ordinary [Gloucester County]
    • Crab [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab
      • Crab [Gloucester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab
    • Achilles [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Achilles
      • Achilles [Gloucester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Achilles
    • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Point
      • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloucester Point<2>
  • Hampton City
    • Hampton [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<2>
  • Hanover County
    • Westwood [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood
      • Westwood [Hanover County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood
    • Mechanicsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Hanover County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<2>
  • Henrico County
    • Elko [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
      • Elko [Henrico County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
    • Windsor [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Henrico County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Sandston [Henrico County]
    • Highland Springs [Henrico County]
  • Hopewell City
    • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<2>
  • Isle of Wight County
    • Rushmere [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushmere
      • Rushmere [Isle of Wight County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushmere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushmere
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<2>
  • James City County
  • King William County
    • West Point [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [King William County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<2>
    • Romancoke [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romancoke
      • Romancoke [King William County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romancoke
    • Rumford [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
      • Rumford [King William County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumford
    • Manquin [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manquin
      • Manquin [King William County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manquin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manquin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manquin<2>
  • Lancaster County
    • Ottoman [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ottoman
      • Ottoman [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottoman
    • Weems [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weems
      • Weems [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weems
    • Monaskon [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monaskon
      • Monaskon [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monaskon
    • Irvington [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<2>
    • White Stone [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stone
      • White Stone [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Stone<2>
    • Griffins Landing [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffins Landing
      • Griffins Landing [Lancaster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffins Landing
    • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmarnock
      • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilmarnock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmarnock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilmarnock<2>
    • Richtown [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richtown
      • Richtown [Lancaster County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richtown
    • Alfonso [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfonso
      • Alfonso [Lancaster County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfonso
    • Lankford Corner [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lankford Corner
      • Lankford Corner [Lancaster County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lankford Corner
  • Mathews County
    • Mathews [Mathews County]
    • Beaverlett [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverlett
      • Beaverlett [Mathews County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverlett
    • Ruff [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruff
      • Ruff [Mathews County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruff
    • Susan [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susan
      • Susan [Mathews County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susan
    • Onemo [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onemo
      • Onemo [Mathews County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onemo
    • Peary [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peary
      • Peary [Mathews County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peary
  • Middlesex County
    • Saluda [Middlesex County]
    • Locust Hill [Middlesex County]
    • Remlik [Middlesex County]
    • Grafton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Harmony Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Village
      • Harmony Village [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Village
    • Urbanna [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbanna
      • Urbanna [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbanna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbanna<2>
    • Hartfield [Middlesex County]
    • Nesting [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nesting
      • Nesting [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nesting have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nesting
    • Amburg [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amburg
      • Amburg [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amburg
    • Stingray Point [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stingray Point
      • Stingray Point [Middlesex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stingray Point
  • New Kent County
    • Plum Point [New Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [New Kent County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point
    • New Kent [New Kent County]
  • Newport News City
    • Lee Hall [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
      • Lee Hall [Newport News City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Hall
    • Red Hill Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill Village
      • Red Hill Village [Newport News City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill Village
    • Newport News [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport News
      • Newport News [Newport News City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,062 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<2>
    • Bernard Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernard Village
      • Bernard Village [Newport News City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernard Village
  • Northampton County
    • Cape Charles [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Charles
      • Cape Charles [Northampton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,056 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Charles<2>
    • Cheriton [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheriton
      • Cheriton [Northampton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheriton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheriton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheriton<2>
    • Eastville [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastville
      • Eastville [Northampton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastville<2>
  • Northumberland County
    • Lara [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lara
      • Lara [Northumberland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lara
    • Remo [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remo
      • Remo [Northumberland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Remo
    • Blackwells [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackwells
      • Blackwells [Northumberland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwells
    • Heathsville [Northumberland County]
    • Fleeton [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleeton
      • Fleeton [Northumberland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleeton
    • Reedville [Northumberland County]
    • Ophelia [Northumberland County]
  • Poquoson City
    • Poquoson [Poquoson City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquoson
      • Poquoson [Poquoson City] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquoson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson<2>
  • Prince George County
    • Burrowsville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrowsville
      • Burrowsville [Prince George County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrowsville
  • Richmond County
    • Simonson [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simonson
      • Simonson [Richmond County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simonson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simonson
    • Downings [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downings
      • Downings [Richmond County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downings
    • Simons Corner [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simons Corner
      • Simons Corner [Richmond County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simons Corner
    • Farnham [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farnham
      • Farnham [Richmond County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farnham
    • Warsaw [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Richmond County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<2>
  • Surry County
    • Homewood [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Surry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Claremont [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Surry County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Surry [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry [Surry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<2>
    • Spring Grove [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Surry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Beachland [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beachland
      • Beachland [Surry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beachland
    • Dendron [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dendron
      • Dendron [Surry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<2>
  • Sussex County
    • Waverly [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Sussex County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<2>
    • Wakefield [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Sussex County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<2>
  • Williamsburg City
    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<2>
  • York County
    • Barlows Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
      • Barlows Corner [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlows Corner
    • Yorktown [York County]
    • Rochambeau Village [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochambeau Village
      • Rochambeau Village [York County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochambeau Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochambeau Village
    • Dare [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dare
      • Dare [York County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dare
    • Yorkville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkville
      • Yorkville [York County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkville

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Plain View, see our County-by-County Page for Plain View.

Newspapers Published in Plain View ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Plain View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Plain View, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Plain View.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Plain View:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Plain View ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Plain View.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Plain View covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Hockley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hockley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hockley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hockley Cemetery
  • Old Bellamy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Bellamy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Bellamy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Bellamy Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Bellamy Cemetery
  • Riverview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
    • Riverview Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain View.
    • Riverview Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Our Saviours Evangelical Lutheran Church City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2463455<4>
  • Newington Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newington Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Newington Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newington Cemetery
  • Centenary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Centenary Cemetery
    • Centenary Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centenary Cemetery
  • Sunny Slope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunny Slope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunny Slope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunny Slope Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Slope Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Theresas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Theresas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Theresas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Theresas Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Theresas Cemetery
    • Ware Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ware Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ware Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ware Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Cemetery
    • Forest Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forest Chapel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Plain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Chapel Cemetery
    • James City Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the James City Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the James City Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • James City Chapel Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James City Chapel Cemetery
    • Christ Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christ Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christ Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Christ Church Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christ Church Cemetery
    • Arthur Lee Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arthur Lee Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arthur Lee Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Arthur Lee Family Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur Lee Family Cemetery
    • Middlesex Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Middlesex Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Middlesex Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Middlesex Memorial Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlesex Memorial Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Plain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Lower UMC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower UMC Cemetery
      • The Lower UMC Cemetery is located between<5> the communities of Grafton and Hartfield.  The cemetery lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Hartfield.To be more accurate, Lower UMC Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Plain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower UMC Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2152384<4>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Plain View had a population of 127 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Plain View, with the one closest to Plain View listed first.

  • Plain View [King and Queen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
    • Plain View [King and Queen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Plain View
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Plain View had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain View
  • Woods Crossroads [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Crossroads
    • Woods Crossroads [Gloucester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 132 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woods Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Crossroads
  • Glenns [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenns
    • Glenns [Gloucester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenns had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenns
  • Shacklefords [King and Queen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shacklefords
    • Shacklefords [King and Queen County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shacklefords had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shacklefords have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shacklefords
  • Sassafras [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafras
    • Sassafras [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 143 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sassafras had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafras have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras
  • Ark [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ark
    • Ark [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ark had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ark
  • Continue List ...
    • Allmondsville [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allmondsville
      • Allmondsville [Gloucester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Plain View
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allmondsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allmondsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allmondsville
    • New Upton [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Upton
      • New Upton [Gloucester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 85 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Upton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Upton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Upton
    • Stormont [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stormont
      • Stormont [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stormont had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stormont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stormont
    • Saluda [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain View
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 275 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saluda had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<2>
    • West Point [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [King William County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,018 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Point had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<2>
    • Mascot [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mascot
      • Mascot [King and Queen County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Plain View
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mascot had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mascot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mascot
    • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Courthouse
      • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain View
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 465 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gloucester Courthouse had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Courthouse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Courthouse
    • Freeport [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Gloucester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Plain View
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Shanghai [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanghai
      • Shanghai [King and Queen County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain View
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shanghai had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanghai have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanghai

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Plain View. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plain View.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Plain View ...

While our initial data about Plain View came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Plain View in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Plain View.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Plain View:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Plain View. See our Misc Page for Plain View for more information.

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About King and Queen County

About Virginia

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plain View) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plain View. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plain ViewOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plain View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4962, Longitude: -76.6629       In this case, the coordinates for Plain View have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>To help visualize the location of the cemetery, we've drawn a straight line between the communities of Grafton and Hartfield. The cemetery can be found near that line and roughly halfway between the two communities. Remember that this is just an approximate location.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Plain View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 09 Aug 2022