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Fries, Virginia

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Welcome to Fries ...

The town of Fries is located in Grayson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fries has a population of 452 people<1> (see below for details).

Fries is 2,140 feet [652 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Fries is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Fries: (276)

The ZIP code for Fries: 24330<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fries had a population of 484 people. This makes Fries the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 484 people, the population of Fries decreased 21.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 614 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fries had an population of 452 people. This is a decrease of 6.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 26.38% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Fries ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fries and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Sparta (NC)   [Map]   1,744   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Baywood   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Galax   [Map]   6,625   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hillsville   [Map]   2,654   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Independence   [Map]   901   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ivanhoe   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fries.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fries. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fries. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fries.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fries:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fries ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Grayson County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fries.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fries - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 town (such as Fries). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fries or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fries) 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 Fries. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fries

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fries. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7152, Longitude: -80.9740     [Map].

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