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Welcome to Clintwood ...

The town of Clintwood is located in Dickenson County<1> and is the County Seat for Dickenson County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Clintwood, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clintwood has a population of 1,283 people<2> (see below for details).

Clintwood is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Clintwood is within the (276) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clintwood had an population of 1,283 people. This is a decrease of 9.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clintwood had a population of 1,414 people (or 8.89% of the total population of Dickenson County). This makes Clintwood the county's most populous community.

The population of Clintwood represents 0.02% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,414 people, the population of Clintwood decreased 8.72% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,549 people).

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

Communities near Clintwood ...

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

  • Norton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton is located in Norton City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,985 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton <5>
  • Wise
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Jenkins
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
    • Jenkins is located in Letcher County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkins <5>
  • Coeburn
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Pound
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Elkhorn City
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn City
    • Elkhorn City is located in Pike County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhorn City <5>
  • Saint Paul
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
    • Saint Paul is located in Wise County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 847 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul <5>
  • Fleming - Neon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming - Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming - Neon
    • Fleming - Neon is located in Letcher County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
  • Wheelwright
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelwright have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelwright
    • Wheelwright is located in Floyd County (KY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
  • Haysi
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haysi have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysi
    • Haysi is located in Dickenson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 460 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haysi <5>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clintwood. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clintwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clintwood ...

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

Adding Clintwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clintwood 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 Clintwood was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Clintwood post office opened in 1880.

We also found Clintwood in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Clintwood.

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

The official website for Dickenson County: www.dickensonctyva.com/

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 Dickenson, 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 Clintwood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clintwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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