The location of Scott County
Census Data for Moccasin Gap ...
Although we found mention of Moccasin Gap during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Moccasin Gap. If you can help us locate Moccasin Gap, please Contact Us.
As far as we can tell, Moccasin Gap has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.
US Census QuickFacts ...
The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information called QuickFacts. Unfortunately, the Census Bureau has not created a QuickFact that is specific to Moccasin Gap.
A Census QuickFact is available for Scott County (QF-51169).
Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Scott County.
Miscellaneous Information for Moccasin Gap ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Scott County or the community of Moccasin Gap:
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 51 (Virginia)
County Code: 169 (Scott County)
Place Code: 52376 (Moccasin Gap)
State & County Code: 51/169 (Virginia / Scott County)
State & Place Code: 51/52376 (Virginia / Moccasin Gap)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Moccasin Gap is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Moccasin Gap.
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Moccasin Gap and then turned east". While Moccasin Gap could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Moccasin Gap as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.
Also keep in mind that Moccasin Gap could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.
Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Virginia community named Moccasin Gap.
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moccasin Gap.