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Welcome to Blacksburg ...
The location of Blacksburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Blacksburg, you might consider that their post office opened in 1818.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Blacksburg has a population of 44,357 people<3> (see below for details).
Blacksburg is 2,070 feet [631 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Blacksburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Blacksburg: (540)
In the past, Blacksburg was spelled Blacksburgh.<5>
Websites for Blacksburg ...
Official Website: www.blacksburg.va.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.montgomerycc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blacksburg had an population of 44,357 people. This is an increase of 4.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.09% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Blacksburg had a population of 42,620 people (or 45.15% of the total population of Montgomery County). This makes Blacksburg the county's most populous community.
The population of Blacksburg represents 0.53% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 42,620 people, the population of Blacksburg increased 7.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 39,573 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Blacksburg.
Communities Also Named Blacksburg ...
While we believe that this Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Blacksburg. Those communities are located in the following counties: Rockbridge and Washington County.
Beyond Virginia, there are 4 communities that are also named Blacksburg - they are located in South Carolina and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blacksburg.
Communities near Blacksburg ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blacksburg.
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 Blacksburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blacksburg.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blacksburg. 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 Blacksburg.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blacksburg. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Blacksburg.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blacksburg ...
Looking for more information about Blacksburg? 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 Blacksburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blacksburg.
Adding Blacksburg to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Blacksburg in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Blacksburg.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Blacksburg: www.blacksburg.va.us/
The official website for Montgomery County: www.montva.com/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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