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Welcome to Powhatan ...

Powhatan is located in Campbell County<1>.

The pronunciation of Powhatan: POW-hah-tan<2>

Powhatan is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Powhatan is located in the (434) area code.

Communities Also Named Powhatan ...

While we believe that this Powhatan is located in Campbell County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Powhatan. Those communities are located in the following counties: Powhatan and Richmond County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 10 communities that are also named Powhatan - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Powhatan ...

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

  • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City]
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    • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Powhatan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,561 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<5>
  • Bedford [Bedford City]
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    • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Powhatan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<5>
  • Altavista [Campbell County]
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    • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Powhatan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,422 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<5>
  • Amherst [Amherst County]
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    • Amherst [Amherst County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Powhatan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,182 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
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      • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Powhatan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<5>
    • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City]
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      • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Powhatan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boonsboro [Bedford County]
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      • Boonsboro [Bedford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Powhatan
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    • Goode [Bedford County]
    • Lavino Village [Lynchburg City]
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      • Lavino Village [Lynchburg City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Powhatan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavino Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Madison Heights [Amherst County]
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      • Madison Heights [Amherst County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Powhatan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<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 Powhatan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Powhatan.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Powhatan ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Campbell County: www.co.campbell.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 Campbell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Powhatan. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Powhatan - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Powhatan) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Powhatan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PowhatanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powhatan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3401, Longitude: -79.2455    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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