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Welcome to Giles County ...

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

The community of Pearisburg is the Seat for Giles County.

Giles County was founded in 1806.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Giles had a population of 16,693 people. This is a decrease of 3.43% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,286 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Giles represented 0.22% of the total population of Virginia.

Below are some of the communities located in Giles County:

  • Glen Lyn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
  • Narrows
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<3>
  • Pearisburg
  • Pembroke
  • Rich Creek

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<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>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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This page was last modified/updated: 01 Feb 2023