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Our Genealogy Helper for Vontay ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Vontay (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Vontay. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Vontay is located in Hanover County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hanover County: Caroline, Goochland, Henrico, King William, Louisa, New Kent & Spotsylvania.

Below are the counties that are near Vontay. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Vontay:

  • Hanover County     (The home county of Vontay)
    • Rockville [Hanover County]
    • Montpelier [Hanover County]
    • Beaverdam [Hanover County]
    • Tylers [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylers
      • Tylers [Hanover County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylers
    • Gwathmey [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
      • Gwathmey [Hanover County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwathmey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwathmey
    • Hewlett [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hewlett
      • Hewlett [Hanover County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hewlett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hewlett
    • Ashland [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<2>
    • Taylorsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Hanover County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Atlee Station [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
      • Atlee Station [Hanover County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
    • Hanover [Hanover County]
    • Mechanicsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Hanover County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<2>
  • Albemarle County
    • Keswick [Albemarle County]
    • Scottsville [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville [Albemarle County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<2>
  • Amelia County
    • Masons Corner [Amelia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Corner
      • Masons Corner [Amelia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masons Corner
    • Amelia Court House [Amelia County]
  • Caroline County
    • Ruther Glen [Caroline County]
    • Burruss Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
      • Burruss Corner [Caroline County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burruss Corner
    • Penola [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penola
      • Penola [Caroline County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penola
    • DeJarnette [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeJarnette
      • DeJarnette [Caroline County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeJarnette
    • Bowling Green [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
      • Bowling Green [Caroline County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<2>
  • Chesterfield County
    • Robious [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robious
      • Robious [Chesterfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robious
    • Midlothian [Chesterfield County]
    • Bon Air [Chesterfield County]
    • Chesterfield Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Village
      • Chesterfield Village [Chesterfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Village
    • Otterdale [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterdale
      • Otterdale [Chesterfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otterdale
    • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley Village
      • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley Village
    • Bensley [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley
      • Bensley [Chesterfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley
    • Winterpock [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterpock
      • Winterpock [Chesterfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterpock
    • Bellwood [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Chesterfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Beulah Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah Village
      • Beulah Village [Chesterfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Village
    • Chesterfield Court House [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Court House
      • Chesterfield Court House [Chesterfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Court House
    • Chester [Chesterfield County]
    • Ettrick [Chesterfield County]
  • Colonial Heights City
    • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<2>
  • Cumberland County
    • Lakeside Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside Village
      • Lakeside Village [Cumberland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Village
    • Clinton [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Cumberland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Cumberland [Cumberland County]
  • Fluvanna County
    • Columbia [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Fluvanna County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
      • Estimated population in 2016: 80 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
    • Kents Store [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kents Store
      • Kents Store [Fluvanna County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kents Store
    • Fork Union [Fluvanna County]
    • Weber City [Fluvanna County]
  • Fredericksburg City
    • Fredericksburg [Fredericksburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredericksburg
      • Fredericksburg [Fredericksburg City] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredericksburg<2>
  • Goochland County
    • Goochland [Goochland County]
    • Sandy Hook [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Goochland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Caledonia [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Goochland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
  • Henrico County
    • Wyndham [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyndham
      • Wyndham [Henrico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyndham
    • Short Pump [Henrico County]
    • Tuckahoe Village [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe Village
      • Tuckahoe Village [Henrico County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe Village
    • Hunton [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunton
      • Hunton [Henrico County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunton
    • Glen Allen [Henrico County]
    • Lorraine [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
      • Lorraine [Henrico County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
    • Quail Walk [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Walk
      • Quail Walk [Henrico County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Walk
    • Laurel Village [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Village
      • Laurel Village [Henrico County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Village
    • Laurel [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Henrico County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Tuckahoe [Henrico County]
    • Longdale [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
      • Longdale [Henrico County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longdale
    • Dumbarton [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumbarton
      • Dumbarton [Henrico County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumbarton
    • Lakeside [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Henrico County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
  • Hopewell City
    • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<2>
  • King William County
    • Tuck Fork [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuck Fork
      • Tuck Fork [King William County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuck Fork
    • Manquin [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manquin
      • Manquin [King William County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manquin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manquin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manquin<2>
  • Louisa County
    • Willowbrook [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook [Louisa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook
    • Jackson [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Bumpass [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
      • Bumpass [Louisa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Bumpass has also been known as:
      • Bumpas
      • Bumpass Junction
      • Bumpass Station
      • Bumpass Turnout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumpass<2>
    • Cuckoo [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuckoo
      • Cuckoo [Louisa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuckoo
    • Mineral [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral [Louisa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<2>
    • Louisa [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisa
      • Louisa [Louisa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,764 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisa<2>
    • Trevilians [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trevilians
      • Trevilians [Louisa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trevilians
    • Medlock [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medlock
      • Medlock [Louisa County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medlock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medlock
  • Orange County
    • Gordonsville [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
      • Gordonsville [Orange County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordonsville<2>
    • Locust Grove [Orange County]
    • Orange [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Orange County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<2>
    • Montpelier Station [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier Station
      • Montpelier Station [Orange County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Montpelier Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier Station<2>
  • Powhatan County
    • Beaumont [Powhatan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Powhatan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
    • Huguenot [Powhatan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
      • Huguenot [Powhatan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
  • Richmond City
    • Richmond [Richmond City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Richmond City] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<2>
    • Montrose Heights [Richmond City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose Heights
      • Montrose Heights [Richmond City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose Heights
  • Richmond County
    • Chippenham Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippenham Village
      • Chippenham Village [Richmond County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippenham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippenham Village
    • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Gardens
      • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Gardens
    • Walmsley Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walmsley Village
      • Walmsley Village [Richmond County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walmsley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walmsley Village
  • Spotsylvania County
    • Partlow [Spotsylvania County]
    • Lewiston [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston [Spotsylvania County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
    • Glenora [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenora
      • Glenora [Spotsylvania County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenora
    • Marye [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marye
      • Marye [Spotsylvania County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marye
    • Arcadia [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Spotsylvania County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Margo [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margo
      • Margo [Spotsylvania County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margo
    • Belmont [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Spotsylvania County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • McHenry [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Spotsylvania County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Post Oak [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Oak
      • Post Oak [Spotsylvania County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Oak
    • Snell [Spotsylvania County]
    • Thornburg [Spotsylvania County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Vontay, see our County-by-County Page for Vontay.

Newspapers Published in Vontay ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vontay.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vontay, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vontay.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Vontay:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Vontay ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vontay.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Vontay covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • The Church of Our Saviour Cemetery
  • St. Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Peters Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Vontay.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
  • Shady Grove UMC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove UMC Cemetery
    • The Shady Grove UMC Cemetery is located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.Stated another way, Shady Grove UMC Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Vontay.
    • Shady Grove UMC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove UMC Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #890855<5>
  • Shelton Family Cemetery
  • North Gayton Baptist Church
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Gayton Baptist Church
    • The North Gayton Baptist Church is located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.Stated another way, North Gayton Baptist Church lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Vontay.
    • North Gayton Baptist Church has also been known as:
    • North Gayton Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Gayton Baptist Church
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2178838<5>
  • Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery
    • The Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery is located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.To be precise, Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Vontay.
    • Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Springfield Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2175005<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Vernon Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Vernon Memorial Park
      • The Mt. Vernon Memorial Park is a large cemetery that is located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.Stated another way, Mt. Vernon Memorial Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Vontay.
      • Mt. Vernon Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Vernon Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2194146<5>
    • St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    • Roselawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roselawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roselawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Roselawn Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Vontay.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roselawn Cemetery
    • Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • The Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Richmond.To be more precise, Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Vontay.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #829703<5>
    • St. James Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. James Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. James Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. James Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. James Cemetery
    • Cottrell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cottrell Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cottrell Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Cottrell Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottrell Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2454057<5>
    • Deep Run Baptist Church
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deep Run Baptist Church
      • The Deep Run Baptist Church is located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.More precisely, Deep Run Baptist Church lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Vontay.
      • Deep Run Baptist Church has also been known as:
      • Deep Run Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Run Baptist Church
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1974477<5>
    • Winns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Winns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Winns Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Vontay.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winns Cemetery
    • Subletts Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Subletts Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Subletts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Subletts Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Vontay.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Subletts Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Vontay in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Vontay.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Vontay, with the one closest to Vontay listed first.

  • Gouldin [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gouldin
    • Gouldin [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gouldin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gouldin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gouldin
  • Dabneys [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dabneys
    • Dabneys [Louisa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dabneys had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dabneys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dabneys
  • Perkinsville [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perkinsville
    • Perkinsville [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Perkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perkinsville
  • Oilville [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oilville
    • Oilville [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Vontay
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oilville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oilville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oilville<2>
  • Johnsons Springs [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsons Springs
    • Johnsons Springs [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnsons Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnsons Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsons Springs
  • Rockville [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
    • Rockville [Hanover County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vontay
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Montpelier [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Vontay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montpelier had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<2>
    • Mabelton [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabelton
      • Mabelton [Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mabelton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabelton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabelton
    • Cardwell [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardwell
      • Cardwell [Goochland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Vontay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cardwell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardwell
    • Goodall [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodall
      • Goodall [Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Vontay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goodall had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodall
    • Locust Creek [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Creek
      • Locust Creek [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Vontay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Locust Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Creek
    • Jackson [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Vontay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jackson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Gum Spring [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Spring
      • Gum Spring [Louisa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gum Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gum Spring<2>
    • Sandy Hook [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Goochland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Vontay
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy Hook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Cedar Point [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
      • Cedar Point [Goochland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Vontay
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Point had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Vontay. See our List of 1890's Communities around Vontay.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Vontay ...

While our initial data about Vontay came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Vontay in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Vontay.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Vontay. See our Misc Page for Vontay for more information.

The Communities of Virginia

About Hanover County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Hanover County: www.co.hanover.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Vontay) 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 Vontay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VontayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vontay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7577, Longitude: -77.7505    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Vontay, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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