Old Photo Bank of Sussex & Surry Town of Wakefield Virginia

Wakefield In Its Early Years

Truist Bank in Town of Wakefield Virginia

Wakefield Today

Wakefield History

In the late 1800's, businesses, stores, and two hotels flourished along the elm tree-lined Railroad Avenue. During this time, more and more people decided to make Wakefield Station their home and many houses were built for the new residents.

On April 2, 1902, the Town of Wakefield was incorporated. In the following years, the new town worked diligently to bring electrical, water, sewer, and telephone services to Wakefield. The 20th century in the Town of Wakefield saw the construction of U.S. Route 460 and the growth of a business sector along this heavily traveled route. Businesses related to the lumber industry as well as peanut and other agricultural industries became staples in the Wakefield community. The Virginia Diner opened its doors to serve hungry travelers along Rt 460. In 1965, the town added an airport called Wakefield Municipal Airport.

By the 1990's. the National Weather Service of Wakefield brought the name Wakefield to the attention of millions of people in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

In the 21st century, the Town of Wakefield retains its rural, small town charm. Businesses along Railroad Avenue and U.S. Route 460 continue to serve locals, residents of Sussex and neighboring counties, and the traveling public from all areas of the United States. Agriculture remains the prominent industry in the area.

Places of Worship in Wakefield

Catholic Church in the Town of Wakefield Virginia

Calvary Community Church - 231 W. Main Street

First Baptist Church - 217 S. County Drive

Holiness Church - 37481 Old Wakefield Road

House of Prayer - 216 Sussex Avenue

Kingdom Harvest Church - 230 W. Main Street

Mars Hill AME Zion Church - 111 WIlliams Lane

Pocahontas Temple Baptist Church - 10234 Branch Street

Shrine of the infant Prague Catholic Church - Rt 460, County Drive

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - 202 Prospect Street

Wakefield Baptist Church - 104 W. Church Street

Wakefield Christian Outreach - 418 E. Main Street

Wakefield United Methodist Church - 205 W. Church Street

Homes in the Town of Wakefield Virginia

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