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Welcome to Big Stone Gap ...

The town of Big Stone Gap is located in Wise County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Big Stone Gap has a population of 5,132 people<2> (see below for details).

Big Stone Gap was incorporated April 7, 1882.

The community of Big Stone Gap was originally named Mineral City.

Big Stone Gap is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Big Stone Gap: (276)

The ZIP code for Big Stone Gap: 24219<4>

Websites for Big Stone Gap ...

Official Website: www.bigstonegap.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Big Stone Gap had an population of 5,132 people. This is a decrease of 8.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Big Stone Gap had a population of 5,614 people (which is 13.54% of the total population of Wise County). This makes Big Stone Gap the county's most populous community.

The population of Big Stone Gap represents 0.07% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,614 people, the population of Big Stone Gap increased 15.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,856 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Big Stone Gap.

Communities near Big Stone Gap ...

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

  • Norton [Norton City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton [Norton City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Big Stone Gap
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,981 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton<7>
  • Wise [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wise
    • Wise [Wise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Big Stone Gap
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,906 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wise<7>
  • Cumberland [Harlan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland [Harlan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Big Stone Gap
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,931 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland<7>
  • Gate City [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gate City
    • Gate City [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Big Stone Gap
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,869 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gate City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gate City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coeburn [Wise County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coeburn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coeburn
      • Coeburn [Wise County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Big Stone Gap
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coeburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coeburn<7>
    • Whitesburg [Letcher County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
      • Whitesburg [Letcher County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Big Stone Gap
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,843 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg<7>
    • Pennington Gap [Lee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington Gap
      • Pennington Gap [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Big Stone Gap
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington Gap
    • Pound [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pound
      • Pound [Wise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Big Stone Gap
      • Estimated population in 2019: 918 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pound
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pound<7>
    • Lynch [Harlan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch
      • Lynch [Harlan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Big Stone Gap
      • Estimated population in 2019: 644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynch<7>
    • Benham [Harlan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benham
      • Benham [Harlan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Big Stone Gap
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benham<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Stone Gap. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Big Stone Gap.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Stone Gap ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Wise County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Big Stone Gap: www.bigstonegap.org/

The official website for Wise County: www.wisecounty.org/

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 Wise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Big Stone Gap.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Stone Gap - 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 town (such as Big Stone Gap). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Big Stone Gap or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Stone Gap) 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 Big Stone Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Stone Gap

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Stone Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8697, Longitude: -82.7741    
<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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