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Washington, Virginia
(Rappahannock County)

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Welcome to Washington ...

The town of Washington is located in Rappahannock County<1> and is the County Seat for Rappahannock County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Washington has a population of 124 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Washington.

Washington is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Washington: (540)

The ZIP code for Washington: 22747<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washington had an population of 124 people. This is a decrease of 8.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 32.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washington had a population of 135 people. This makes Washington the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 135 people, the population of Washington decreased 26.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 183 people).

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

Communities Also Named Washington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Washington: This one is located in Rappahannock County and the other is located in Rockbridge County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 55 communities that are also named Washington - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), California (3), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), North Carolina, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Washington ...

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

  • Petersburg [Fauquier County]
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    • Petersburg [Fauquier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Washington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Culpeper [Culpeper County]
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    • Culpeper [Culpeper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,214 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culpeper<7>
  • Front Royal [Warren County]
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    • Front Royal [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,389 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Front Royal<7>
  • Warrenton [Fauquier County]
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    • Warrenton [Fauquier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,982 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Luray [Page County]
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      • Luray [Page County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,849 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<7>
    • Sperryville [Rappahannock County]
    • Woodville [Rappahannock County]
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      • Woodville [Rappahannock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Washington
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    • Amissville [Rappahannock County]
    • Chester Gap [Rappahannock County]
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      • Chester Gap [Rappahannock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Washington
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    • Scrabble [Rappahannock County]
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      • Scrabble [Rappahannock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Washington
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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 Washington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Washington.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washington ...

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

Adding Washington to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Washington on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Rappahannock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Washington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Washington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Washington) 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 Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WashingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7135, Longitude: -78.1598    
<6>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.
<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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