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Welcome to Rugby ...

Rugby is located in Grayson County<1>.

Rugby is 3,150 feet [960 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Rugby is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Rugby: (276)

Communities Also Named Rugby ...

While we believe that this Rugby is located in Grayson County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Rugby. Those communities are located in the following counties: Albemarle and Roanoke City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 14 communities that are also named Rugby - they are located in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana (2), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee (2) and Texas.

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

Communities near Rugby ...

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

  • Marion [Smyth County]
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    • Marion [Smyth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Rugby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Sparta [Alleghany County]
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    • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Rugby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<5>
  • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
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    • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Rugby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie<5>
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Rugby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Rugby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<5>
    • Independence [Grayson County]
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      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Rugby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<5>
    • Damascus [Washington County]
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      • Damascus [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Rugby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<5>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Rugby
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Rugby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rugby ...

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

Adding Rugby to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Grayson County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rugby. 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 Grayson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rugby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rugby) 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 Rugby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RugbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rugby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6108, Longitude: -81.4506    
<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 have 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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