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Welcome to Westwood ...

Westwood is located in Hanover County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Westwood, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Westwood is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Communities Also Named Westwood ...

While we believe that this Westwood is located in Hanover County, we know of another 5 Virginia communities named Westwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Alleghany, Frederick, Henrico, Portsmouth City and Roanoke City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 81 communities that are also named Westwood - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California (2), Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia (5), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (10), Ohio (5), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Quebec, South Carolina (5), Tennessee (3), Texas, Utah (2) and Washington (2).

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

Communities near Westwood ...

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

  • Richmond [Richmond City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond [Richmond City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Ashland [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Hanover County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<5>
  • Green Meadows [Henrico County]
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    • Green Meadows [Henrico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Westwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Meadows
  • Windsor [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
    • Windsor [Henrico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Westwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Currituck Farms [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Currituck Farms
      • Currituck Farms [Henrico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Currituck Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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]<4> 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]<4> to the southwest of Westwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Park
    • Sandston [Henrico County]
    • Mechanicsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Hanover County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Westwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westwood ...

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

Adding Westwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Westwood 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 Westwood was on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About Hanover County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Westwood) 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 Westwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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