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Glasgow, Virginia

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Welcome to Glasgow ...

The town of Glasgow is located in Rockbridge County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Glasgow has a population of 1,116 people<1> (see below for details).

Glasgow is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<2>.

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 (or 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 (that had a count of 1,046 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Glasgow had an population of 1,116 people. This is a decrease of 1.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Glasgow ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Glasgow and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2016
Boonsboro   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buchanan   [Map]   1,173   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   6,452   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Forks of Buffalo   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lavino Village   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lexington   [Map]   7,045   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Glasgow. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Glasgow, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Glasgow.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Glasgow. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

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

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Glasgow. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 that we are using 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glasgow.