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Monterey, Virginia

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The location of Monterey

Welcome to Monterey ...

The town of Monterey is located in Highland County and is the County Seat for Highland County.

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

When the people of Monterey refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Montereyan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Monterey has a population of 138 people<3> (see below for details).

Monterey is 2,900 feet [884 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Monterey is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Monterey lies within the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monterey had a population of 147 people (which is 6.33% of the total population of Highland County). This makes Monterey the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 147 people, the population of Monterey decreased 6.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 158 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Monterey had an population of 138 people. This is a decrease of 6.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.66% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Monterey ...

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 you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Bolar   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stokesville - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Cass (WV)   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Circleville (WV)   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Durbin (WV)   [Map]   294   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Frank (WV)   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Monterey.

Communities Also Named Monterey ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Monterey - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3) and Wisconsin.

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

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 Monterey. 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 Monterey. 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 Monterey.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Monterey:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monterey ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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

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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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Monterey refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Monterey may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Monterey.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monterey - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Monterey) 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 Monterey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monterey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4116, Longitude: -79.5809     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monterey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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