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Welcome to Gate City ...

The town of Gate City is located in Scott County<1> and is the County Seat for Scott County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gate City has a population of 1,865 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gate City.

Gate City is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Gate City: (276)

The ZIP code for Gate City: 24251<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gate City had an population of 1,865 people. This is a decrease of 8.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gate City had a population of 2,034 people (or 8.78% of the total population of Scott County). This makes Gate City the county's most populous community.

The population of Gate City represents 0.03% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,034 people, the population of Gate City decreased 5.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,159 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gate City.

Communities Also Named Gate City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Gate City - they are located in Alabama, Georgia and Kansas.

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

Communities near Gate City ...

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

  • Kingsport [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsport
    • Kingsport [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Gate City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,112 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsport<7>
  • Collingwood [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
    • Collingwood [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Gate City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood<7>
  • Cross [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross
    • Cross [Sullivan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Gate City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
  • Mill Point [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Point
    • Mill Point [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Gate City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,080 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Point
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bloomingdale [Sullivan County]
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      • Bloomingdale [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Gate City
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
    • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County]
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      • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Gate City
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<7>
    • Church Hill [Hawkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Church Hill
      • Church Hill [Hawkins County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Gate City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Church Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Church Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Church Hill<7>
    • Mount Carmel [Hawkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
      • Mount Carmel [Hawkins County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Gate City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,255 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel<7>
    • Big Stone Gap [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Stone Gap
      • Big Stone Gap [Wise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Gate City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Stone Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Stone Gap<7>
    • Harrtown [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrtown
      • Harrtown [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Gate City
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrtown

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gate City. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gate City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gate City ...

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

Adding Gate City to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Scott County

About Virginia

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

The official website for Scott County: www.scottcountyva.com/

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 Scott, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gate City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gate City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Gate City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gate City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gate City) 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 Gate City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gate CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gate City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6391, Longitude: -82.5792    
<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 have 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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