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Welcome to Mountain Lake ...

Mountain Lake is located in Giles County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Mountain Lake: Mountain Lk.

Mountain Lake is 3,920 feet [1,195 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Mountain Lake is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Mountain Lake is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Mountain Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Mountain Lake: This one is located in Giles County and the other is located in Clarke County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 6 communities that are also named Mountain Lake - they are located in Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ontario and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Mountain Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mountain Lake.

  • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Mountain Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<5>
  • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Mountain Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<5>
  • Radford [Radford City]
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    • Radford [Radford City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Mountain Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<5>
  • Pearisburg [Giles County]
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    • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Mountain Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
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      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Mountain Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<5>
    • Narrows [Giles County]
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      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Mountain Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<5>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
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      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Mountain Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<5>
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
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      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Mountain Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<5>
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
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      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Mountain Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<5>
    • Union [Monroe County]
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      • Union [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Mountain Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
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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 Mountain Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mountain Lake.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mountain Lake ...

Looking for more information about Mountain Lake? 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 Mountain Lake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Mountain Lake.

Adding Mountain Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Giles County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty.org/

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 Giles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mountain Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mountain Lake) 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 Mountain Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3552, Longitude: -80.5377    
<4>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.
<5>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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