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Our Genealogy Helper for Westwood ...

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 Westwood (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 Westwood. 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 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.

Westwood 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 Westwood. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Westwood:

  • Hanover County     (The home county of Westwood)
    • Mechanicsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Hanover County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<3>
    • Atlee Station [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
      • Atlee Station [Hanover County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
    • Hanover [Hanover County]
    • Ashland [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Hanover County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
    • Gwathmey [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
      • Gwathmey [Hanover County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwathmey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwathmey
    • Taylorsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Hanover County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Rockville [Hanover County]
    • Montpelier [Hanover County]
    • Beaverdam [Hanover County]
  • Caroline County
    • Burruss Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
      • Burruss Corner [Caroline County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burruss Corner
    • Penola [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penola
      • Penola [Caroline County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penola
    • Sparta [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Caroline County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Ruther Glen [Caroline County]
    • DeJarnette [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeJarnette
      • DeJarnette [Caroline County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeJarnette
    • Bowling Green [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
      • Bowling Green [Caroline County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<3>
    • Port Royal [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
      • Port Royal [Caroline County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<3>
  • Charles City County
    • Kimages [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimages
      • Kimages [Charles City County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimages have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimages
    • Ruthville [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
      • Ruthville [Charles City County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
    • Charles City [Charles City County]
  • Chesterfield County
    • Meadowville [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
      • Meadowville [Chesterfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Bermuda Hundred [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda Hundred
      • Bermuda Hundred [Chesterfield County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bermuda Hundred. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Bellwood [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Chesterfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensley Village
      • Bensley Village [Chesterfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bensley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensley
    • Beulah Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah Village
      • Beulah Village [Chesterfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Village
    • Screamersville [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamersville
      • Screamersville [Chesterfield County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Screamersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • 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 west of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Village
    • Bon Air [Chesterfield County]
    • Chester [Chesterfield County]
    • Chesterfield Court House [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Court House
      • Chesterfield Court House [Chesterfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Court House
    • Robious [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robious
      • Robious [Chesterfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robious
  • Colonial Heights City
    • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<3>
  • Dinwiddie County
    • Grant Village [Dinwiddie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant Village
      • Grant Village [Dinwiddie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Village
  • Essex County
    • Millers Tavern [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Tavern
      • Millers Tavern [Essex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Tavern
    • Beazley [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beazley
      • Beazley [Essex County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beazley
    • Dunnsville [Essex County]
    • Bowlers Wharf [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowlers Wharf
      • Bowlers Wharf [Essex County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowlers Wharf
    • Tappahannock [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappahannock
      • Tappahannock [Essex County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappahannock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tappahannock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappahannock<3>
    • Lloyds [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lloyds
      • Lloyds [Essex County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lloyds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lloyds
  • Gloucester County
    • Adner [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adner
      • Adner [Gloucester County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adner
    • North [Gloucester County]
  • Goochland County
  • Henrico County
    • Windsor [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Henrico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Green Meadows [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Meadows
      • Green Meadows [Henrico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Meadows
    • Currituck Farms [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Currituck Farms
      • Currituck Farms [Henrico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Currituck Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Currituck Farms
    • Elko [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
      • Elko [Henrico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
    • Highland Springs [Henrico County]
    • Lee Park [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Park
      • Lee Park [Henrico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Park
    • Sandston [Henrico County]
    • Glendale [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Henrico County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Fort Lee [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lee
      • Fort Lee [Henrico County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lee
    • Heckler Village [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heckler Village
      • Heckler Village [Henrico County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heckler Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heckler Village
    • Turner Woods [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turner Woods
      • Turner Woods [Henrico County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Woods
    • East Highland Park [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Highland Park
      • East Highland Park [Henrico County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Highland Park
  • Hopewell City
    • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<3>
  • James City County
  • King and Queen County
    • Walkerton [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkerton
      • Walkerton [King and Queen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
    • Crouch [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
      • Crouch [King and Queen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouch
    • Cumnor [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumnor
      • Cumnor [King and Queen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumnor
    • Cauthornville [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cauthornville
      • Cauthornville [King and Queen County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cauthornville
    • Mattaponi [King and Queen County]
    • Plain View [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
      • Plain View [King and Queen County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Westwood
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Plain View
  • King William County
    • Rumford [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
      • Rumford [King William County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumford
    • Tuck Fork [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuck Fork
      • Tuck Fork [King William County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuck Fork
    • Romancoke [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romancoke
      • Romancoke [King William County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romancoke
    • West Point [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [King William County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
  • Louisa County
    • Bumpass [Louisa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
      • Bumpass [Louisa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Westwood
      • 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<3>
  • Middlesex County
    • Nesting [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nesting
      • Nesting [Middlesex County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nesting have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nesting
    • Remlik [Middlesex County]
    • Saluda [Middlesex County]
    • Urbanna [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbanna
      • Urbanna [Middlesex County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbanna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbanna<3>
    • Locust Hill [Middlesex County]
    • Hartfield [Middlesex County]
  • New Kent County
    • New Kent [New Kent County]
    • Plum Point [New Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [New Kent County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point
  • Petersburg City
    • Petersburg [Petersburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Petersburg City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
  • Powhatan County
    • Huguenot [Powhatan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
      • Huguenot [Powhatan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
  • Prince George County
    • Garysville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysville
      • Garysville [Prince George County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysville
    • Burrowsville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrowsville
      • Burrowsville [Prince George County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrowsville
  • Richmond City
    • Montrose Heights [Richmond City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose Heights
      • Montrose Heights [Richmond City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose Heights
    • Richmond [Richmond City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Richmond City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<3>
  • Richmond County
    • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Gardens
      • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walmsley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walmsley Village
    • Chippenham Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippenham Village
      • Chippenham Village [Richmond County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippenham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippenham Village
    • Warsaw [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Richmond County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<3>
  • Spotsylvania County
    • Partlow [Spotsylvania County]
  • Surry County
    • Claremont [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Surry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 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
    • Surry [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry [Surry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 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<3>
  • Sussex County
    • Waverly [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Sussex County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 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<3>
  • Westmoreland County
    • Montross [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montross
      • Montross [Westmoreland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montross
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montross<3>
  • Williamsburg City
    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Westwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>
  • York County
    • Barlows Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
      • Barlows Corner [York County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlows Corner

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

Newspapers Published in Westwood ...

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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westwood, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westwood.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Westwood:

  • 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 Westwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westwood.

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 Westwood covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Tabernacle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tabernacle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tabernacle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabernacle Cemetery
  • Rock Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill Cemetery
  • Liberty Hall Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Hall Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hall Cemetery
  • New Bethesda Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Bethesda Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Bethesda Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethesda Cemetery
  • Gethsemane Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gethsemane Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gethsemane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gethsemane Cemetery
  • Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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    • Cold Harbor National Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cold Harbor National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cold Harbor National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Harbor National Cemetery
    • Dry Bridge Court Cemetery
    • Antioch Baptist Church
    • Antioch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antioch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antioch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Antioch Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch Cemetery
    • Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
      • The Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery is located outside and to the east of Richmond.More precisely, Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood.
      • Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Rising Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2265120<5>
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Westwood.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    • Second Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Second Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Second Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Second Union Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Westwood.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Second Union Cemetery
    • Seven Pines National 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 Westwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westwood.

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

  • Old Church [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Church
    • Old Church [Hanover County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Westwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Old Church had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Church have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Church
  • Tunstall [New Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunstall
    • Tunstall [New Kent County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Westwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 161 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tunstall had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunstall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunstall
  • Dispatch [New Kent County] - Historic
    • While Dispatch was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dispatch
    • Dispatch [New Kent County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dispatch had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dispatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Quinton [New Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinton
    • Quinton [New Kent County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Westwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Quinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinton<3>
  • Tallysville [New Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallysville
    • Tallysville [New Kent County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Westwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tallysville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallysville
  • Manquin [King William County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manquin
    • Manquin [King William County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Manquin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manquin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manquin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manquin<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Seven Pines [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Henrico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Seven Pines had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines
    • Studley [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Studley
      • Studley [Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Westwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Studley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Studley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Studley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Studley<3>
    • Highland Springs [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Springs
      • Highland Springs [Henrico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Highland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Springs<3>
    • Fair Oaks [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Oaks
      • Fair Oaks [Henrico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Westwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fair Oaks had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Oaks
    • Elko [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
      • Elko [Henrico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elko had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
    • Roxbury [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
      • Roxbury [Charles City County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Westwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roxbury had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
    • Rumford [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
      • Rumford [King William County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Westwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rumford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumford
    • Pole Green [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pole Green
      • Pole Green [Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Westwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pole Green had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pole Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pole Green
    • Enfield [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
      • Enfield [King William County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Westwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Enfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Westwood ...

While our initial data about Westwood came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Westwood 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 Westwood.

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 Westwood. See our Misc Page for Westwood for more information.

Find a Community in Virginia

About Hanover County

About Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westwood. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westwood) 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 Westwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6017, Longitude: -77.1779       In this case, the coordinates for Westwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Westwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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