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Welcome to Zoar ...

So far, we found very little information about Zoar. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Zoar to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Zoar, please Contact Us.


Zoar would have been located within present day Chesterfield County<2>.


The location of Zoar has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Zoar, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1892.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Zoar is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Zoar was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Zoar once stood is in the (804) area code.

Websites for Zoar ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chesterfieldchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Zoar, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Zoar ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 15 communities that are also named Zoar - they are located in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Zoar ...

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

  • Pilkinton
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilkinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilkinton
    • Pilkinton is located in Powhatan County
  • Winterpock
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterpock
    • Winterpock is located in Chesterfield County
  • Masons Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Corner
    • Masons Corner is located in Amelia County
  • Amelia Court House
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Otterdale
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterdale
    • Otterdale is located in Chesterfield County
  • Ammon
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ammon
    • Ammon is located in Amelia County
  • Earls
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earls
    • Earls is located in Amelia County
  • Midlothian
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Spainville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spainville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spainville
    • Spainville is located in Nottoway County
  • Huguenot
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
    • Huguenot is located in Powhatan 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 Zoar. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Zoar.

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

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

Adding Zoar to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Zoar in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Zoar was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Zoar post office opened in 1892.

We also found Zoar on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Zoar.

The official website for Chesterfield County: www.co.chesterfield.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Zoar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Chesterfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Zoar - 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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