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Welcome to Narrows ...

The town of Narrows is located in Giles County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Narrows has a population of 1,954 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Narrows is 1,610 feet [491 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Narrows is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Narrows had an population of 1,954 people. This is a decrease of 3.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.44% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (with a count of 2,111 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Narrows ...

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

  • Radford [Radford City]
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    • Radford [Radford City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Narrows
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<6>
  • Pulaski [Pulaski County]
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    • Pulaski [Pulaski County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Narrows
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,657 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<6>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Narrows
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<6>
  • Pearisburg [Giles County]
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    • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Narrows
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
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      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Narrows
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<6>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Narrows
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<6>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Narrows
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Narrows
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<6>
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Narrows
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
    • Poplar Hill [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Hill
      • Poplar Hill [Giles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Narrows
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Hill

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Narrows.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Narrows. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Narrows to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Giles County

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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: 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 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 Narrows.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Narrows - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NarrowsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Narrows. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3317, Longitude: -80.8084       In this case, the coordinates for Narrows 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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