The location of Independence
Welcome to Independence ...
The town of Independence is located in Grayson County and is the County Seat for Grayson County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Independence has a population of 901 people<1> (see below for details).
Independence is 2,800 feet [853 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Independence is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Independence lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Independence is within the (276) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Independence had a population of 947 people (which is 6.1% of the total population of Grayson County). This makes Independence the county's most populous community.
The population of Independence represents 0.01% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 947 people, the population of Independence decreased 2.47% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 971 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Independence had an population of 901 people. This is a decrease of 4.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.21% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Independence ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Independence and not the distance if you drove.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Independence.
Communities Also Named Independence ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 50 communities that are also named Independence - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Utah (2), Washington (2), West Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Independence.
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 Independence. 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 Independence. 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 Independence. Our list includes 8 papers.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Independence:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Independence ...
Looking for more information about Independence? 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 Independence, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Independence.
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Independence.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Independence - 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Independence. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Independence) 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 Independence. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Independence
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Independence. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6255, Longitude: -81.1511 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Independence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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