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Welcome to West Point ...

The town of West Point is located in King William County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of West Point, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1857.

A typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Point has a population of 3,268 people<3> (see below for details).

West Point is near sea level<4>.

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

The telephone area code for West Point: (804)

Websites for West Point ...

Official Website: www.westpointvirginia.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Point had an population of 3,268 people. This is a decrease of 1.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Point had a population of 3,306 people (which is 20.75% of the total population of King William County). This makes West Point the county's most populous community.

The population of West Point represents 0.04% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,306 people, the population of West Point increased 15.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,866 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Point.

Communities Also Named West Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 34 communities that are also named West Point - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Texas (2) and Utah.

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

Communities near West Point ...

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

  • Urbanna
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Plain View
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • 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
  • Adner
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adner
    • Adner is located in Gloucester County
  • Glenns
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenns
    • Glenns is located in Gloucester County
  • New Kent
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Saluda
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Cumnor
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumnor
    • Cumnor is located in King and Queen County
  • Norge
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Remlik
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Ark
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ark
    • Ark is located in Gloucester 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 West Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Point.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Point. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for West Point.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Point ...

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

Adding West Point to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Point 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 West Point was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the West Point post office opened in 1857.

We also found West Point in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for West Point.

The official website for West Point: www.westpointvirginia.org/

The official website for King William County: www.co.king-william.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 King William, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Point.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Point - 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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