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Welcome to Fancy Gap ...

Fancy Gap is located in Carroll County<1>.

Fancy Gap is 2,890 feet [881 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Fancy Gap is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Fancy Gap: (276)

The ZIP code for Fancy Gap: 24328<3>

Communities near Fancy Gap ...

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

  • Mount Airy [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Fancy Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<6>
  • Galax [Galax City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galax
    • Galax [Galax City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Fancy Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galax<6>
  • Hillsville [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
    • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Fancy Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<6>
  • Dobson [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
    • Dobson [Surry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Fancy Gap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fries [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fries
      • Fries [Grayson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Fancy Gap
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fries<6>
    • Cana [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cana
      • Cana [Carroll County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Fancy Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cana have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cana<6>
    • Lambsburg [Carroll County]
    • Nester [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nester
      • Nester [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Fancy Gap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nester have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nester
    • Pipers Gap [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipers Gap
      • Pipers Gap [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Fancy Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipers Gap
    • Woodlawn [Carroll County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fancy Gap ...

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

Adding Fancy Gap to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Carroll County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Carroll County: www.co.carroll.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 Carroll, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fancy Gap - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Fancy Gap). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fancy Gap or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Fancy Gap) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fancy Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fancy GapOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fancy Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6674, Longitude: -80.6921    
<5>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.
<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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