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Glen Lyn, Virginia

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The location of Glen Lyn

Welcome to Glen Lyn ...

The town of Glen Lyn is located in Giles County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Glen Lyn has a population of 100 people<2> (see below for details).

Glen Lyn is 1,530 feet [466 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Glen Lyn is within the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glen Lyn had a population of 115 people. This makes Glen Lyn the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 115 people, the population of Glen Lyn decreased 23.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 151 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Glen Lyn had an population of 100 people. This is a decrease of 13.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 33.77% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Glen Lyn.

Communities near Glen Lyn ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Glen Lyn and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Bluff City   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pearisburg   [Map]   2,661   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pembroke   [Map]   1,088   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Athens (WV)   [Map]   921   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ballard (WV)   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Edison (WV)   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

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 Glen Lyn. 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 Glen Lyn. 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 Glen Lyn.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glen Lyn ...

Looking for more information about Glen Lyn? 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.

Looking for more information about Glen Lyn? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Glen Lyn, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Glen Lyn.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Giles County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Giles County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Glen Lyn.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glen Lyn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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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- Glen Lyn) 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 Glen Lyn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glen Lyn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Lyn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3731, Longitude: -80.8575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Lyn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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