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Welcome to Pearisburg ...

The town of Pearisburg is located in Giles County<1> and is the County Seat for Giles County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pearisburg has a population of 2,629 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Pearisburg is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Pearisburg: (540)

Websites for Pearisburg ...

Official Website: www.pearisburg.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pearisburg had an population of 2,629 people. This is a decrease of 5.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pearisburg had a population of 2,786 people (which is 16.12% of the total population of Giles County). This makes Pearisburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Pearisburg represents 0.03% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 81st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,786 people, the population of Pearisburg increased 2.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,729 people).

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

Communities near Pearisburg ...

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

  • Blacksburg
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    • Blacksburg lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Pearisburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<6>
  • Radford
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    • Radford lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Pearisburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<6>
  • Pulaski
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    • Pulaski lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Pearisburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,657 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<6>
  • Dublin
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    • Dublin lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Pearisburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<6>
  • Narrows
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    • Narrows lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Pearisburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<6>
  • Pembroke
  • Athens
  • Rich Creek
  • Peterstown
  • Oakvale
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    • Oakvale lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Pearisburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pearisburg. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pearisburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pearisburg ...

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

Adding Pearisburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pearisburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Pearisburg was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pearisburg.

The official website for Pearisburg: www.pearisburg.org/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pearisburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pearisburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pearisburg) 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 Pearisburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PearisburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pearisburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3272, Longitude: -80.7314    
<5>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.
<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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