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Welcome to New River ...

New River is located in Pulaski County<1>.

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

New River is 1,930 feet [588 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

New River is located in the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named New River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named New River - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Florida (2), Louisiana, New Brunswick, North Carolina (2), Ohio and Tennessee.

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

Communities near New River ...

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

  • Blacksburg (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
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    • Blacksburg lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of New River and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<5>
  • Christiansburg (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
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    • Christiansburg lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of New River and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<5>
  • Pulaski (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
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    • Pulaski lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of New River and is located in Pulaski County
    • 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<5>
  • Pearisburg (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
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    • Pearisburg lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of New River and is located in Giles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<5>
  • Dublin (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
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    • Dublin lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of New River and is located in Pulaski County
    • 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<5>
  • Narrows (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
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    • Narrows lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of New River and is located in Giles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<5>
  • Pembroke (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
    • Pembroke lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of New River and is located in Giles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<5>
  • Parrott (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrott
    • Parrott lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of New River and is located in Pulaski County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrott
  • Snowville (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowville
    • Snowville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of New River and is located in Pulaski County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowville
  • Merrimac (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimac
    • Merrimac lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of New River and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 New River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New River.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New River ...

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

Adding New River to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

The official website for Pulaski County: www.pulaskicounty.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 Pulaski, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- New River) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1335, Longitude: -80.5914       In this case, the coordinates for New River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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