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Welcome to Chilhowie ...

The town of Chilhowie is located in Smyth County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chilhowie has a population of 1,703 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chilhowie.

Chilhowie is 1,970 feet [600 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Chilhowie: (276)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chilhowie had an population of 1,703 people. This is a decrease of 4.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chilhowie had a population of 1,781 people (or 5.53% of the total population of Smyth County). This makes Chilhowie the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Chilhowie represents 0.02% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,781 people, the population of Chilhowie decreased 2.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,827 people).

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

Communities near Chilhowie ...

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

  • Abingdon [Washington County]
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    • Abingdon [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Chilhowie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,856 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
  • Marion [Smyth County]
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    • Marion [Smyth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Chilhowie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<6>
  • Saltville [Smyth County]
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    • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Chilhowie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville<6>
  • Glade Spring [Washington County]
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    • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Chilhowie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,402 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Damascus [Washington County]
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      • Damascus [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Chilhowie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<6>
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
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      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Chilhowie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<6>
    • Adwolf [Smyth County]
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      • Adwolf [Smyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Chilhowie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adwolf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Friendship [Washington County]
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      • Friendship [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Chilhowie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clinchburg [Washington County]
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      • Clinchburg [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Chilhowie
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    • Lodi [Washington County]
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      • Lodi [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Chilhowie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chilhowie ...

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

Adding Chilhowie to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chilhowie was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Chilhowie on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Smyth County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Smyth County: www.smythcounty.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 Smyth, 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 have 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 Chilhowie.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chilhowie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chilhowie) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chilhowie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChilhowieOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chilhowie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8010, Longitude: -81.6836       In this case, the coordinates for Chilhowie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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