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Welcome to Sussex ...

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

The pronunciation of Sussex: SUSS-ex<2>

Sussex is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Sussex: 23884<4>

Communities Also Named Sussex ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Sussex: This one is located in Sussex County and the other is located in Norfolk City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 5 communities that are also named Sussex - they are located in New Brunswick, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Sussex ...

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

  • Waverly [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly [Sussex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Sussex
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<7>
  • Courtland [Southampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
    • Courtland [Southampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Sussex
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<7>
  • Wakefield [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
    • Wakefield [Sussex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Sussex
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<7>
  • Jarratt [Greensville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarratt
    • Jarratt [Greensville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Sussex
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarratt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarratt<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stony Creek [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek [Sussex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Sussex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Creek<7>
    • Capron [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capron
      • Capron [Southampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Sussex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capron
    • Yale [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yale
      • Yale [Sussex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Sussex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yale
    • Joyner [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyner
      • Joyner [Southampton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Sussex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyner
    • Henry [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Sussex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Sussex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
    • Sebrell [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebrell
      • Sebrell [Southampton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Sussex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebrell

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sussex ...

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

Adding Sussex to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Sussex County

About Virginia

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

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 Sussex, 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 Sussex. 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 Sussex - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Sussex). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sussex or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Sussex) 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 Sussex. 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 SussexOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sussex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9151, Longitude: -77.2794    
<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.
<7>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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