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Welcome to Ararat ...

Ararat is located in Patrick County<1>.

The pronunciation of Ararat: AYR-ah-rat<2>

Ararat is 1,440 feet [439 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ararat lies within the (276) area code.

The ZIP code for Ararat: 24053<4>

Adding Ararat to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Ararat elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Ararat ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Ararat - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Ararat ...

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

  • Mount Airy [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Ararat
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,208 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<7>
  • Hillsville [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
    • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Ararat
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<7>
  • Dobson [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
    • Dobson [Surry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Ararat
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,539 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<7>
  • Pilot Mountain [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Mountain
    • Pilot Mountain [Surry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Ararat
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,413 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Mountain<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stuart [Patrick County]
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      • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Ararat
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<7>
    • Mount Herman [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Herman
      • Mount Herman [Surry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Ararat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Herman
    • Albion [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Flat Rock [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
    • Cana [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cana
      • Cana [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cana have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cana<7>
    • Holly Springs [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Ararat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ararat ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Patrick County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Patrick County: www.co.patrick.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Patrick, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ararat. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ararat - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 community (such as Ararat). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ararat or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ararat) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ararat. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ararat

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ararat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5994, Longitude: -80.5110    
<6>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.
<7>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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