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Welcome to Stafford ...

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

Stafford is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Stafford lies within the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for Stafford: 22554<3>

Communities Also Named Stafford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Stafford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Vermont.

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

Communities near Stafford ...

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

  • Fredericksburg (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredericksburg
    • Fredericksburg lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Stafford and is located in Fredericksburg City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,492 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredericksburg<5>
  • Dumfries (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumfries
    • Dumfries lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Stafford and is located in Prince William County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,106 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumfries
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumfries<5>
  • Indian Head (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Head
    • Indian Head lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Stafford and is located in Charles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,787 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Head have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Head
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Head<5>
  • Occoquan (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Occoquan
    • Occoquan lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Stafford and is located in Fairfax County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,097 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Occoquan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Occoquan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Occoquan<5>
  • Quantico (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quantico
    • Quantico lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Stafford and is located in Prince William County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quantico have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quantico
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quantico<5>
  • King James Village (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King James Village
    • King James Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Stafford and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King James Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King James Village
  • Loy Landing (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loy Landing
    • Loy Landing lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Stafford and is located in Stafford County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loy Landing
  • Widewater Village at Stafford (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widewater Village at Stafford
    • Widewater Village at Stafford lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Stafford and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widewater Village at Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widewater Village at Stafford
  • North Potomac (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Potomac
    • North Potomac lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Stafford and is located in Stafford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Potomac have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Potomac
  • Northridge (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northridge
    • Northridge lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Stafford and is located in Stafford County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northridge

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stafford ...

Looking for more information about Stafford? 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 Stafford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Stafford.

Adding Stafford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Stafford 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 Stafford was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Stafford on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Virginia (1956).

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

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About Stafford County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Stafford County: www.co.stafford.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 Stafford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stafford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Stafford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Stafford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stafford) 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 Stafford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StaffordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stafford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4221, Longitude: -77.4082    
<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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