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Welcome to Pound ...

The town of Pound is located in Wise County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pound has a population of 922 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Pound is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Pound: (276)

The ZIP code for Pound: 24279<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pound had an population of 922 people. This is a decrease of 11.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pound had a population of 1,037 people. This makes Pound the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Pound represents 0.01% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 138th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,037 people, the population of Pound decreased 4.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,089 people).

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

Communities Also Named Pound ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Pound - they are located in Georgia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Pound ...

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

  • Big Stone Gap [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Stone Gap
    • Big Stone Gap [Wise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Pound
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Stone Gap
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Stone Gap<6>
  • Norton [Norton City]
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    • Norton [Norton City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Pound
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,985 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton<6>
  • Wise [Wise County]
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    • Wise [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Pound
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,885 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wise<6>
  • Coeburn [Wise County]
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    • Coeburn [Wise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Pound
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,835 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coeburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coeburn<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Whitesburg [Letcher County]
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      • Whitesburg [Letcher County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Pound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg<6>
    • Appalachia [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appalachia
      • Appalachia [Wise County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Pound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,523 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appalachia<6>
    • Clintwood [Dickenson County]
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      • Clintwood [Dickenson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Pound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clintwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clintwood<6>
    • Elkhorn City [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn City
      • Elkhorn City [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Pound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhorn City<6>
    • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming-Neon
      • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Pound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming-Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleming-Neon
    • Wheelwright [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelwright
      • Wheelwright [Floyd County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Pound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelwright have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelwright

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pound ...

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

Adding Pound to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Wise County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wise County: www.wisecounty.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 Wise, 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 Pound.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pound - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Pound). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pound or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- Pound) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pound. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PoundOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pound. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1237, Longitude: -82.6016    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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