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Drakes Branch, Virginia
Welcome to Drakes Branch ...
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.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Charlotte County: www.co.charlotte.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022