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Welcome to Grottoes ...

The town of Grottoes is primarily located in Augusta County<1>. A portion of Grottoes extends into Rockingham County.

The pronunciation of Grottoes: GRAH-tohs<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grottoes has a population of 2,858 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Grottoes is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Grottoes: (540)

The ZIP code for Grottoes: 24441<5>

Websites for Grottoes ...

Official Website: www.ci.grottoes.va.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grottoes had an population of 2,858 people. This is an increase of 7.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grottoes had a population of 2,668 people. This makes Grottoes the county's most populous community.

The population of Grottoes represents 0.03% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,668 people, the population of Grottoes increased 26.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,114 people).

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

Communities near Grottoes ...

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

  • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City]
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    • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Grottoes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<7>
  • Staunton [Staunton City]
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    • Staunton [Staunton City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Grottoes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,190 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Staunton<7>
  • Waynesboro [Waynesboro City]
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    • Waynesboro [Waynesboro City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Grottoes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,741 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<7>
  • Bridgewater [Rockingham County]
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    • Bridgewater [Rockingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Grottoes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,162 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elkton [Rockingham County]
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      • Elkton [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Grottoes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,914 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<7>
    • Shenandoah [Page County]
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      • Shenandoah [Page County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Grottoes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<7>
    • Dayton [Rockingham County]
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      • Dayton [Rockingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Grottoes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,642 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<7>
    • Mount Crawford [Rockingham County]
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      • Mount Crawford [Rockingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Grottoes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Crawford<7>
    • Weyers Cave [Augusta County]
    • Cross Keys [Rockingham County]

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grottoes. 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 Grottoes.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grottoes. See our Newspapers Page for Grottoes.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grottoes ...

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

Adding Grottoes to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Grottoes was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Grottoes on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grottoes: www.ci.grottoes.va.us/

The official website for Augusta County: www.co.augusta.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Augusta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Grottoes. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grottoes.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grottoes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Grottoes). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grottoes or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grottoes) 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 Grottoes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GrottoesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grottoes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2707, Longitude: -78.8243    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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