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Welcome to Raven ...

Raven is primarily located in Tazewell County<1>. A portion of Raven extends into Russell County.

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

Raven is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Raven is within the boundaries of the (276) area code.

Adding Raven to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Raven elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Raven ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Raven - they are located in Alberta, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Raven ...

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

  • Richlands [Tazewell County]
  • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Raven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,141 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<5>
  • Lebanon [Russell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon [Russell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Raven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,147 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<5>
  • Saltville [Smyth County]
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    • Honaker [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honaker
      • Honaker [Russell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Raven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,318 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honaker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honaker<5>
    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Raven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<5>
    • Grundy [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grundy
      • Grundy [Buchanan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Raven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grundy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grundy<5>
    • War [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
      • War [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Raven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
    • Bradshaw [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw
      • Bradshaw [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Raven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradshaw<5>
    • Cleveland [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Russell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Raven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Raven ...

Looking for more information about Raven? 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 Raven, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Raven.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Tazewell, 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 Raven - 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- Raven) 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 Raven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Raven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0871, Longitude: -81.8551       In this case, the coordinates for Raven 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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