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Welcome to Miles ...

The city of Miles is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Miles is located in Runnels County<1>.

The location of Miles has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Miles, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1908.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Miles has a population of 875 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Miles is 1,800 feet [549 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Miles lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Miles: (325)

The ZIP code for Miles: 76861<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Miles had an population of 875 people. This is an increase of 5.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Miles had a population of 829 people (which is 7.89% of the total population of Runnels County). This makes Miles the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 829 people, the population of Miles decreased 2.47% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 850 people).

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

Communities Also Named Miles ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 17 communities that are also named Miles - they are located in Alabama (3), California, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana (2), Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Miles ...

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

  • San Angelo
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Ballinger
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Paint Rock
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Rock
    • Paint Rock is located in Concho County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paint Rock <6>
  • Lowake
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Rowena
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Orient
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
    • Orient is located in Tom Green County
  • Veribest
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Veribest. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veribest
    • Veribest is located in Tom Green County
  • Mereta
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mereta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mereta
    • Mereta is located in Tom Green County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mereta <6>
  • Tennyson
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Eola
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)

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 Miles. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Miles.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Miles. 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 Miles.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Miles. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Miles.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Miles ...

Looking for more information about Miles? 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 Miles, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Miles.

Adding Miles to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Miles was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Miles in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Miles post office opened in 1908.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Miles.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Runnels, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Miles.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Miles - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Miles). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Miles or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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