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Welcome to Edinburg ...

The town of Edinburg is located in Shenandoah County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Edinburg, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1903.

When the people of Edinburg refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Edinburger<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Edinburg has a population of 1,069 people<3> (see below for details).

Edinburg is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Edinburg: (540)

The ZIP code for Edinburg: 22824<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Edinburg had an population of 1,069 people. This is an increase of 2.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Edinburg had a population of 1,041 people. This makes Edinburg the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Edinburg represents 0.01% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 137th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,041 people, the population of Edinburg increased 28.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 813 people).

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

Communities Also Named Edinburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 15 communities that are also named Edinburg - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Edinburg.

Communities near Edinburg ...

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

  • Strasburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
    • Strasburg is located in Shenandoah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,716 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Strasburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg <7>
  • Woodstock
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock is located in Shenandoah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,293 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Woodstock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock <7>
  • Luray
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Broadway
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Timberville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • New Market
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Mount Jackson
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jackson
    • Mount Jackson is located in Shenandoah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Mount Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson <7>
  • Stanley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
    • Stanley is located in Page County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,676 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Stanley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley <7>
  • Toms Brook
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Wardensville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Edinburg. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Edinburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edinburg ...

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

Adding Edinburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Edinburg in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Edinburg post office opened in 1903.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Edinburg.

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

The official website for Shenandoah County: www.co.shenandoah.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 Shenandoah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Edinburg refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Edinburg may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Edinburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edinburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Edinburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Edinburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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