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Powhatan, Virginia
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The location of Powhatan

Welcome to Powhatan ...

Powhatan is located in Powhatan County and is the County Seat for Powhatan County.

The location of Powhatan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

Powhatan is 370 feet [113 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 (804) area code.

Communities near Powhatan ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Powhatan and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   DirDistance
Beaumont   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bon Air   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chippenham Village   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Columbia   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Goochland   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lakeside Village   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Powhatan.

Communities Also Named Powhatan ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Powhatan. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Powhatan.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Powhatan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Powhatan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Powhatan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powhatan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5421, Longitude: -77.9189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Powhatan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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