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Welcome to Windsor ...

The town of Windsor is located in Isle of Wight County<1>.

When the people of Windsor refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Windsorites<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Windsor has a population of 2,777 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Windsor is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Windsor: (757)

The ZIP code for Windsor: 23487<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Windsor had an population of 2,777 people. This is an increase of 5.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 203.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Windsor had a population of 2,626 people (or 7.45% of the total population of Isle of Wight County). This makes Windsor the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Windsor represents 0.03% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 85th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,626 people, the population of Windsor increased 186.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 916 people).

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

Communities Also Named Windsor ...

While we believe that this Windsor is located in Isle of Wight County, we know of another 3 Virginia communities named Windsor. Those communities are located in the following counties: Albemarle, Henrico and New Kent County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 45 communities that are also named Windsor - they are located in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec (3), South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Windsor ...

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

  • Suffolk [Suffolk City]
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    • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Windsor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 93,913 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<7>
  • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
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    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Windsor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<7>
  • Franklin [Franklin City]
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    • Franklin [Franklin City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Windsor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,833 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>
  • Courtland [Southampton County]
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    • Courtland [Southampton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Windsor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wakefield [Sussex County]
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      • Wakefield [Sussex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Windsor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<7>
    • Ivor [Southampton County]
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      • Ivor [Southampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Windsor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivor<7>
    • Dendron [Surry County]
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      • Dendron [Surry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Windsor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<7>
    • Walters [Isle of Wight County]
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      • Walters [Isle of Wight County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Windsor
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    • Zuni [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zuni
      • Zuni [Isle of Wight County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Windsor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zuni
    • Burdette [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdette
      • Burdette [Southampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Windsor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burdette

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Windsor ...

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

Adding Windsor to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Isle of Wight County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Windsor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Isle of Wight County: www.co.isle-of-wight.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 Isle of Wight, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Windsor refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Windsor may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Windsor.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Windsor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Windsor). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Windsor or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Windsor) 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 Windsor. 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 WindsorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windsor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8085, Longitude: -76.7442    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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