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Welcome to Pennington Gap ...

The town of Pennington Gap is located in Lee County.

The location of Pennington Gap has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Pennington Gap has a population of 1,733 people<2> (see below for details).

Pennington Gap is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Pennington Gap is within the boundaries of the (276) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pennington Gap had a population of 1,781 people (or 6.96% of the total population of Lee County). This makes Pennington Gap the county's most populous community.

The population of Pennington Gap represents 0.02% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 102nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,781 people, the population of Pennington Gap has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,781 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Pennington Gap had an population of 1,733 people. This is a decrease of 2.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.7% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pennington Gap.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pennington Gap. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pennington Gap. 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 Pennington Gap.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pennington Gap ...

Looking for more information about Pennington Gap? 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.

Looking for more information about Pennington Gap? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Pennington Gap, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pennington Gap.

Communities near Pennington Gap ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Big Stone Gap   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Pennington Gap

Located in Wise County

Cumberland   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the North (N) of Pennington Gap

Located in Harlan County (KY)

Appalachia   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Pennington Gap

Located in Wise County

Harlan   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of Pennington Gap

Located in Harlan County (KY)

Sneedville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Pennington Gap

Located in Hancock County (TN)

Jonesville   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Pennington Gap

Evarts   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Pennington Gap

Located in Harlan County (KY)

Lynch   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Pennington Gap

Located in Harlan County (KY)

Loyall   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the West (W) of Pennington Gap

Located in Harlan County (KY)

Benham   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the North (N) of Pennington Gap

Located in Harlan County (KY)

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pennington Gap.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pennington Gap - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pennington Gap) 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 Pennington Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pennington Gap

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pennington Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7592, Longitude: -83.0290     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pennington Gap have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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