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Glasgow, Virginia

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The location of Glasgow

Welcome to Glasgow ...

The town of Glasgow is located in Rockbridge County.

The location of Glasgow has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Glasgow has a population of 1,111 people<2> (see below for details).

Glasgow is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Glasgow is located in the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glasgow had a population of 1,133 people (which is 5.08% of the total population of Rockbridge County). This makes Glasgow the county's most populous community.

The population of Glasgow represents 0.01% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 133rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,133 people, the population of Glasgow increased 8.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,046 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Glasgow had an population of 1,111 people. This is a decrease of 1.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.21% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Glasgow ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Glasgow - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Glasgow. 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 Glasgow. 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 Glasgow.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glasgow ...

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

Communities near Glasgow ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lexington   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the North (N) of Glasgow

Located in Lexington City

Buena Vista   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Glasgow

Located in Buena Vista City

Buchanan   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Glasgow

Located in Botetourt County

Forks of Buffalo   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the East (E) of Glasgow

Located in Amherst County

Boonsboro   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Glasgow

Located in Bedford County

Salisbury   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the West (W) of Glasgow

Located in Botetourt County

Lavino Village   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Glasgow

Located in Lynchburg City

Lowry   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the South (S) of Glasgow

Located in Bedford County

Marlbrook   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Glasgow

Woodbine Village   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Glasgow

Located in Lynchburg City

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Glasgow.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glasgow - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- Glasgow) 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 Glasgow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glasgow

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glasgow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6347, Longitude: -79.4514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glasgow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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