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The location of Independence

Welcome to Independence ...

The town of Independence is located in Grayson County and is the County Seat for Grayson County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Independence has a population of 901 people<2> (see below for details).

Independence is 2,800 feet [853 m] above sea level.<3> 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

The area code for Independence: (276)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Independence had a population of 947 people (or 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 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).

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

Communities near Independence ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017
Amelia (NC)   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ennice (NC)   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Glade Valley (NC)   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Piney Creek (NC)   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sparta (NC)   [Map]   1,744   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Baywood   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Independence. 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 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:

Websites for Independence ...

Official Website:

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Grayson County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Independence:

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 Independence.

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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Independence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Independence. The point we use 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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