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Welcome to Powhatan ...

Powhatan is located in Powhatan County<1> and is the County Seat for Powhatan County.

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

The pronunciation of Powhatan: POW-hah-tan<3>

Powhatan is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

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 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.

Communities near Powhatan ...

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

  • Columbia (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
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    • Columbia lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Powhatan and is located in Fluvanna County
    • Estimated population in 2016: 80 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • Masons Corner (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Corner
    • Masons Corner lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Powhatan and is located in Amelia County
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  • Beaumont (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
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    • Beaumont lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Powhatan and is located in Powhatan County
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  • Goochland (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Clinton (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
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    • Clinton lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Powhatan and is located in Cumberland County
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  • Huguenot (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
    • Huguenot lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Powhatan and is located in Powhatan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
  • Otterdale (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
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    • Otterdale lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Powhatan and is located in Chesterfield County
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  • Amelia Court House (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Sandy Hook (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
    • Sandy Hook lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Powhatan and is located in Goochland County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
  • Midlothian (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)

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.

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.

Adding Powhatan to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Powhatan 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 Powhatan was on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Powhatan

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About Powhatan County

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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 Powhatan County: www.co.powhatan.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 Powhatan, 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 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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Powhatan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 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       In this case, the coordinates for Powhatan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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