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Welcome to Drakes Branch ...

The town of Drakes Branch is located in Charlotte County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Drakes Branch: Drakes Br. (or less commonly used: Drakes Brnch.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Drakes Branch for more information about variations on the name of Drakes Branch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Drakes Branch has a population of 493 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Drakes Branch is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Drakes Branch is within the (434) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Drakes Branch had an population of 493 people. This is a decrease of 6.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Drakes Branch had a population of 530 people. This makes Drakes Branch the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 530 people, the population of Drakes Branch increased 5.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 504 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Drakes Branch.

Communities near Drakes Branch ...

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

  • Chase City [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Chase City [Mecklenburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Drakes Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chase City<6>
  • Brookneal [Campbell County]
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    • Brookneal [Campbell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Drakes Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<6>
  • Keysville [Charlotte County]
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    • Keysville [Charlotte County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Drakes Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 776 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keysville<6>
  • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County]
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    • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Drakes Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 507 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte Court House
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte Court House<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pamplin City [Appomattox County]
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      • Pamplin City [Appomattox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Drakes Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplin City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplin City<6>
    • Phenix [Charlotte County]
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      • Phenix [Charlotte County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Drakes Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
    • Clover [Halifax County]
    • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Drakes Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<6>
    • Cullen [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullen
      • Cullen [Charlotte County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Drakes Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullen
    • Abilene [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abilene
      • Abilene [Charlotte County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Drakes Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abilene

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drakes Branch ...

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

Adding Drakes Branch to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Drakes Branch 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 Drakes Branch was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Charlotte County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Charlotte County: www.co.charlotte.va.us/

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 Charlotte, 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 Drakes Branch.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Drakes Branch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Drakes Branch) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Drakes Branch. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drakes BranchOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drakes Branch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9933, Longitude: -78.6009       In this case, the coordinates for Drakes Branch 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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