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DeWitt, Virginia
Unincorporated community
DeWitt, Virginia is located in Virginia
DeWitt, Virginia
DeWitt, Virginia
Location in Virginia
DeWitt, Virginia is located in the United States
DeWitt, Virginia
DeWitt, Virginia
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Virginia
County Dinwiddie
295 ft (90 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 804
GNIS feature ID 1465671

DeWitt is an unincorporated community in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, United States. DeWitt is located on U.S. Route 1 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of McKenney.

DeWitt is located along a former railroad mainline. The Richmond, Petersburg and Carolina Railroad, passing through DeWitt from Petersburg, Virginia to Ridgeway Junction (today Norlina, North Carolina), was completed in 1900, at which point it was merged into the Seaboard Air Line (SAL). By 1914, the population of DeWitt was estimate by the railroad to be somewhere around 200. The line (dubbed the "S-line" after later mergers) continued to operate until the 1980s, and today DeWitt is along the abandoned portion of the CSX Norlina Subdivision.

The Stony Creek Plantation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

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