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Welcome to Low Gap ...

Low Gap is located in Surry County<1>.

Low Gap is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Low Gap is within the boundaries of the (336) area code.

Communities Also Named Low Gap ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Low Gap: This one is located in Surry County and the other is located in Yancey County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 14 communities that are also named Low Gap - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Kentucky (2), Missouri, Ohio (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Low Gap ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Low Gap.

  • Mount Airy [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Low Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<5>
  • Galax [Galax City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galax
    • Galax [Galax City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Low Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galax<5>
  • Elkin [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkin
    • Elkin [Surry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Low Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,001 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkin<5>
  • Hillsville [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
    • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Low Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sparta [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Low Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<5>
    • Dobson [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
      • Dobson [Surry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Low Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<5>
    • Independence [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Low Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<5>
    • Fries [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fries
      • Fries [Grayson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Low Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fries<5>
    • Round Peak [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Peak
      • Round Peak [Surry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Low Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Peak
    • Ennice [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennice
      • Ennice [Alleghany County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Low Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennice have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennice<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Low Gap. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Low Gap.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Low Gap. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Low Gap.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Low Gap. See our Newspapers Page for Low Gap.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Low Gap ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Low Gap, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Low Gap.

Adding Low Gap to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Low Gap in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Low Gap was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Low Gap on our Genealogy Page.

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About Surry County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Surry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Low Gap - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Low Gap) 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 Low Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Low GapOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Low Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5262, Longitude: -80.8690    
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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