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Welcome to Big Stone Gap ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Big Stone Gap, you might consider that their post office opened in 1856.
The town was incorporated April 7, 1882.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Big Stone Gap has a population of 5,136 people<2> (see below for details).
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
Big Stone Gap lies within the (276) area code.
The ZIP code for Big Stone Gap: 24219<4>
Going back to its beginning, The community of Big Stone Gap was originally named Mineral City. For more information about the names of Big Stone Gap, see The Names of Big Stone Gap on our Genealogy Page.
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 5,136 people. This is a decrease of 8.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.77% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Big Stone Gap had a population of 5,614 people (or 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 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 (with 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.
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.
Adding Big Stone Gap to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Big Stone Gap 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 Big Stone Gap was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Big Stone Gap in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Big Stone Gap.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Feb 2024