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Welcome to Glen Lyn ...

The town of Glen Lyn is located in Giles County<1>.

The location of Glen Lyn has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Glen Lyn has a population of 99 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Glen Lyn.

Glen Lyn is 1,530 feet [466 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Glen Lyn lies within the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Glen Lyn had an population of 99 people. This is a decrease of 13.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 34.44% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Communities near Glen Lyn ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Glen Lyn.

  • Princeton
  • Pearisburg
  • Pembroke
  • Athens
  • Oakvale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
    • Oakvale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Glen Lyn.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
  • Elgood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgood
    • Elgood lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Glen Lyn.
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  • Bluff City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
    • Bluff City lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Glen Lyn.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
  • Ballard
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
    • Ballard lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Glen Lyn.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
  • Oak Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Glen Lyn.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Poplar Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Hill
    • Poplar Hill lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Glen Lyn.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Hill

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Glen Lyn.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glen Lyn. See our Newspapers 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.

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.

Adding Glen Lyn to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Glen Lyn in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Glen Lyn was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Glen Lyn.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Giles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Glen Lyn.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glen Lyn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glen LynOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Lyn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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