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(Alleghany County)

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Welcome to Iron Gate ...

The town of Iron Gate is located in Alleghany County<1>.

The location of Iron Gate has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Iron Gate has a population of 357 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Iron Gate is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Iron Gate lies within the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Iron Gate had an population of 357 people. This is a decrease of 7.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Iron Gate had a population of 388 people. This makes Iron Gate the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 388 people, the population of Iron Gate decreased 3.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 404 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Iron Gate.

Communities Also Named Iron Gate ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Iron Gate: This one is located in Alleghany County and the other is located in Prince William County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 4 communities that are also named Iron Gate - they are located in Georgia, Quebec and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Iron Gate ...

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

  • Lexington [Lexington City]
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    • Lexington [Lexington City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Iron Gate
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,279 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<6>
  • Covington [Covington City]
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    • Covington [Covington City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Iron Gate
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<6>
  • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
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    • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Iron Gate
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<6>
  • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
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    • Griffith [Alleghany County]
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      • Griffith [Alleghany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Iron Gate
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Haden [Botetourt County]
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      • Haden [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Iron Gate
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haden
    • Rich Patch [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Patch
      • Rich Patch [Alleghany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Iron Gate
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Patch
    • Carloover [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carloover
      • Carloover [Bath County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Iron Gate
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carloover
    • Healing Springs [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healing Springs
      • Healing Springs [Bath County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Iron Gate
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healing Springs
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Iron Gate
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Iron Gate ...

Looking for more information about Iron Gate? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Iron Gate, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Iron Gate.

Adding Iron Gate to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Iron Gate 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 Iron Gate was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Iron Gate on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alleghany County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Alleghany County: www.co.alleghany.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 Alleghany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Iron Gate.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Iron Gate - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Iron Gate) 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 Iron Gate. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iron GateOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron Gate. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7986, Longitude: -79.7904       In this case, the coordinates for Iron Gate have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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