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Narrows, Virginia
(Giles County)

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Welcome to Narrows ...

The town of Narrows is located in Giles County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Narrows has a population of 1,960 people<1> (see below for details).

Narrows is 1,610 feet [491 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Narrows is within the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Narrows had a population of 2,029 people (which is 11.74% of the total population of Giles County). This makes Narrows the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Narrows represents 0.03% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 98th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,029 people, the population of Narrows decreased 3.88% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 2,111 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Narrows had an population of 1,960 people. This is a decrease of 3.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Narrows ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2017
Dublin   [Map]   2,649   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pearisburg   [Map]   2,661   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pembroke   [Map]   1,088   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pulaski   [Map]   8,764   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Radford   [Map]   17,658   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Athens (WV)   [Map]   921   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Narrows ...

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

Beyond Virginia, there are 18 communities that are also named Narrows - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Oregon (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Narrows. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Narrows. 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 Narrows.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Narrows ...

Looking for more information about Narrows? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Narrows, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Narrows.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Narrows. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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The Communities of Virginia

About Giles County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Giles County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Narrows.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Narrows - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Narrows. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Narrows) 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 Narrows. 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 Narrows

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Narrows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3317, Longitude: -80.8084     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Narrows have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Narrows.


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