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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.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Pearisburg, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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

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

Pearisburg is located in the (540) area code.

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
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
    • Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg <5>
  • Radford
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Radford
    • Radford is located in Radford City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford <5>
  • Pulaski
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
    • Pulaski is located in Pulaski County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,657 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski <5>
  • Dublin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
    • Dublin is located in Pulaski County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin <5>
  • Narrows
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
    • Narrows is located in Giles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows <5>
  • Pembroke
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Athens
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens is located in Mercer County (WV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens <5>
  • Rich Creek
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Peterstown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Oakvale
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
    • Oakvale is located in Mercer County (WV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Pearisburg was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, 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>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 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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