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Welcome to Tappahannock ...

The town of Tappahannock is located in Essex County<1> and is the County Seat for Essex County.

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

The pronunciation of Tappahannock: TAPP-ah-HANN-ock<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tappahannock has a population of 2,399 people<4> (see below for details).

Tappahannock was established in 1608.

The community of Tappahannock is near sea level<5>.

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

The area code for Tappahannock: (804)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tappahannock had an population of 2,399 people. This is an increase of 1.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tappahannock had a population of 2,375 people (which is 21.3% of the total population of Essex County). This makes Tappahannock the county's most populous community.

The population of Tappahannock represents 0.03% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,375 people, the population of Tappahannock increased 14.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,068 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tappahannock.

Communities near Tappahannock ...

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

  • Warsaw [Richmond County]
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    • Warsaw [Richmond County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Tappahannock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<7>
  • Montross [Westmoreland County]
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    • Montross [Westmoreland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Tappahannock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 392 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montross
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montross<7>
  • Dunnsville [Essex County]
  • Millers Tavern [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Tavern
    • Millers Tavern [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Tappahannock
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bowlers Wharf [Essex County]
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      • Bowlers Wharf [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Tappahannock
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    • Tallent Town [Richmond County]
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      • Tallent Town [Richmond County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Tappahannock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallent Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallent Town
    • Nomini Grove [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nomini Grove
      • Nomini Grove [Westmoreland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Tappahannock
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    • Simons Corner [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simons Corner
      • Simons Corner [Richmond County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Tappahannock
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    • Beazley [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beazley
      • Beazley [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Tappahannock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beazley
    • Cauthornville [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cauthornville
      • Cauthornville [King and Queen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Tappahannock
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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 Tappahannock. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tappahannock.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tappahannock. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tappahannock.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tappahannock ...

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

Adding Tappahannock to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tappahannock 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 Tappahannock was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Essex County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tappahannock. 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 Essex, 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 Tappahannock. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tappahannock.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tappahannock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Tappahannock) 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 Tappahannock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TappahannockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tappahannock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9184, Longitude: -76.8666       In this case, the coordinates for Tappahannock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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