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Welcome to Toano ...

Toano is located in James City County<1>.


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


The pronunciation of Toano: toh-ANN-oh<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Toano, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

Toano is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Toano lies within the (757) area code.

Communities Also Named Toano ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Toano - it's located in Nevada.

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

Communities near Toano ...

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

  • Williamsburg
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • West Point
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point is located in King William County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point <5>
  • Claremont
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont is located in Surry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
  • Surry
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
    • Surry is located in Surry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry <5>
  • Barlows Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
    • Barlows Corner is located in York County
  • Plum Point
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
    • Plum Point is located in New Kent County
  • Mattaponi
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Clay Bank
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Bank
    • Clay Bank is located in Gloucester County
  • Jamestown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Plain View
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
    • Plain View is located in King and Queen County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Toano ...

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

Adding Toano to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Toano in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Toano was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Toano post office opened in 1883.

We also found Toano in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Toano.

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

The official website for James City County: www.james-city.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 James City, 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 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 Toano. 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 Toano - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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