Callao, Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Baptist church
Baptist church
Callao is located in Virginia
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Callao is located in the US
Callao (the US)
Coordinates: 37°58′09″N 76°33′35″W / 37.96917°N 76.55972°W / 37.96917; -76.55972Coordinates: 37°58′09″N 76°33′35″W / 37.96917°N 76.55972°W / 37.96917; -76.55972
Country United States
State Virginia
County Northumberland
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1464259[1]

Callao is an unincorporated community in Northumberland County, Virginia, United States.[1] It is located on U.S. Route 360 (the Northumberland Highway) Northwest of Heathsville and East of Warsaw.

The name of the town was derived from the first Postmaster, Jacob Callaway, in 1893. Callaway wanted the post office named after himself. However, there was already a town named Callaway in Virginia, so he dropped the "way" and added the "o".[2]

Wheatland was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[3]