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Welcome to Coeburn ...

The town of Coeburn is located in Wise County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Coeburn, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Coeburn has a population of 1,847 people<2> (see below for details).

Coeburn is 2,050 feet [625 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Coeburn: (276)

The ZIP code for Coeburn: 24230<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Coeburn had an population of 1,847 people. This is a decrease of 13.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Coeburn had a population of 2,139 people (or 5.16% of the total population of Wise County). This makes Coeburn the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Coeburn represents 0.03% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,139 people, the population of Coeburn increased 7.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,996 people).

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

Communities near Coeburn ...

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

  • Big Stone Gap
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Norton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 a Google Map centered on Norton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton <5>
  • Wise
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Jenkins
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Appalachia
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Clintwood
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Pound
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Saint Paul
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 a Google Map centered on Saint Paul
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul <5>
  • Nickelsville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Dungannon
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dungannon
    • Dungannon is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Dungannon

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Coeburn ...

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

Adding Coeburn to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Coeburn 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 Coeburn was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Coeburn.

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

The official website for Wise County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

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 Coeburn.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coeburn - 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 Coeburn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Coeburn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.




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