Welcome to the Town of Wakefield in Sussex County, Virginia

Population 1,175

Town Hall Announcement

On December 17, 2021 at the regularly scheduled Sussex County board meeting, the Board members voted to adopt a burn ban ordinance for the next 60 days. There shall be no outside open burning of any kind for the next 60 days due to the recent dry conditions in the area. There has been an increase of brush fires in the county due to these conditions. This ordinance will be enforced by the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office.

The Ideal Residential & Business Location

The Town of Wakefield is conveniently located along U.S. Route 460 in Sussex County. Easy access to central and southeastern Virginia's major transportation corridors makes traveling from Wakefield to larger urban areas quick and efficient.

Wakefield is 53 miles from Richmond, VA.

Wakefield is 45 miles from Hampton, VA.

Wakefield is 64 miles from VA Beach, VA.

Discover the storybook charm of Wakefield. Stroll our tree-lined streets. Sip on sweet tea from your front porch swing. Catch the aroma of roasting peanuts floating gently in the breeze. Grow a business, shop local, and worship local. Be friends with everyone. This is Wakefield. #wakefieldlife