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Welcome to Wakefield ...

The town of Wakefield is located in Sussex County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wakefield has a population of 825 people<3> (see below for details).

Wakefield is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wakefield had an population of 825 people. This is a decrease of 11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wakefield had a population of 927 people (or 7.67% of the total population of Sussex County). This makes Wakefield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wakefield represents 0.01% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 927 people, the population of Wakefield decreased 10.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,038 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wakefield ...

While we believe that this Wakefield is located in Sussex County, we know of another 4 Virginia communities named Wakefield. Those communities are located in the following counties: Alexandria City, Charlottesville City, Surry and Westmoreland County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 37 communities that are also named Wakefield - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas (2), Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Wakefield ...

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

  • Windsor [Isle of Wight County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
    • Windsor [Isle of Wight County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Wakefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,758 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<6>
  • Waverly [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly [Sussex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Wakefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,953 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<6>
  • Courtland [Southampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
    • Courtland [Southampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Wakefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,215 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<6>
  • Claremont [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont [Surry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Wakefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Claremont
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ivor [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivor
      • Ivor [Southampton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Wakefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivor<6>
    • Dendron [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dendron
      • Dendron [Surry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Wakefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<6>
    • Surry [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry [Surry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Wakefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<6>
    • Berlin [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Southampton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Wakefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Doles Crossroads [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doles Crossroads
      • Doles Crossroads [Southampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Wakefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doles Crossroads
    • Zuni [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zuni
      • Zuni [Isle of Wight County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Wakefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zuni

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wakefield ...

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wakefield. 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 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wakefield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wakefield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wakefield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wakefield. 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 Wakefield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wakefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9686, Longitude: -76.9875       In this case, the coordinates for Wakefield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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