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Gretna, Virginia

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The location of Gretna

Welcome to Gretna ...

The town of Gretna is located in Pittsylvania County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Gretna has a population of 1,213 people<2> (see below for details).

Gretna is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Gretna: (434)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gretna had a population of 1,267 people. This makes Gretna the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Gretna represents 0.02% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 126th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,267 people, the population of Gretna has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,257 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gretna had an population of 1,213 people. This is a decrease of 4.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.5% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gretna ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gretna and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Altavista   [Map]   3,422   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chatham   [Map]   1,439   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hurt   [Map]   1,243   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Java   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Markham   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pittsville   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]

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

Communities Also Named Gretna ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Gretna - they are located in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.

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

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 Gretna. 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 Gretna. 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 Gretna.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gretna ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Pittsylvania County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pittsylvania County:

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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.

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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 Gretna.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gretna - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gretna) 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 Gretna. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gretna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gretna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9527, Longitude: -79.3622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gretna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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