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Gloucester is in Gloucester County, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after a town and county in England.

The latitude of Gloucester is 37.413N. The longitude is -76.525W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.


Gloucester is on the York River
Former and merged names include:
· Gloucester Court House
· Botetourt Towne
According to legend, Pocahontas saved Capt. John Smith here from death at the hands of local Indians
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Minority Report"
Local festivals include:
  • Daffodil Festival - April 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gloucester web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Gloucester Point Beach Park
Historic sites and museums: Gloucester Museum of History, Rosewell
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Historic districts in Gloucester include Gloucester County Courthouse Square Historic District ... View historic districts

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Libraries in Gloucester include Gloucester Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Gloucester include Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal

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Gloucester County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gloucester political report.

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