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Appalachia, Virginia

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Welcome to Appalachia ...

The town of Appalachia is located in Wise County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Appalachia has a population of 1,671 people<1> (see below for details).

Appalachia is 2,060 feet [628 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Appalachia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Appalachia: (276)

The ZIP code for Appalachia: 24216<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Appalachia had a population of 1,754 people. This makes Appalachia the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Appalachia represents 0.02% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 104th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,754 people, the population of Appalachia decreased 4.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,839 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Appalachia had an population of 1,671 people. This is a decrease of 4.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.14% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Appalachia.

Communities near Appalachia ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2015
Benham (KY)   [Map]   470   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cumberland (KY)   [Map]   2,103   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jenkins (KY)   [Map]   2,103   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lynch (KY)   [Map]   709   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Whitesburg (KY)   [Map]   2,006   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coeburn   [Map]   1,999   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Appalachia.

Communities Also Named Appalachia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Appalachia - it's located in New Hampshire.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Appalachia.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Appalachia. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Appalachia. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Appalachia.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Appalachia:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Appalachia ...

Looking for more information about Appalachia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Appalachia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Appalachia.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Appalachia. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Appalachia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Appalachia.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Appalachia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Appalachia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Appalachia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Appalachia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Appalachia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Appalachia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Appalachia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appalachia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9064, Longitude: -82.7812     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Appalachia.


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