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Welcome to Independence ...
The location of Independence has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Independence has a population of 893 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Independence.
Independence is 2,800 feet [853 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation 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 lies within the (276) area code.
Websites for Independence ...
Official Website: www.independenceva.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Independence had an population of 893 people. This is a decrease of 5.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.03% since the 2000 Census).
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 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).
More information can be found on the Census 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.
Communities near Independence ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Independence.
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 Independence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Independence.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Independence.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Independence. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers 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 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.
Adding Independence to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Independence 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 Independence was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Independence on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Independence on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Independence: www.independenceva.com/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022