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Welcome to Vontay ...

Vontay is located in Hanover County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Vontay, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1893.

Vontay is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Vontay is within the boundaries of the (804) area code.

Communities near Vontay ...

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

  • Ashland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Mineral
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
    • Mineral is located in Louisa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral <3>
  • Rockville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Casco
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casco
    • Casco is located in Hanover County
  • Montpelier
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Goodall
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodall
    • Goodall is located in Hanover County
  • Willowbrook
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
    • Willowbrook is located in Louisa County
  • Goochland
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Jackson
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson is located in Louisa County
  • Sandy Hook
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
    • Sandy Hook is located in Goochland 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 Vontay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vontay.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vontay ...

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

Adding Vontay to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Vontay 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 Vontay was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Vontay post office opened in 1893.

We also found Vontay on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vontay.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Hanover, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vontay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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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