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Welcome to Rural Retreat ...

The town of Rural Retreat is located in Wythe County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rural Retreat has a population of 1,448 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Rural Retreat is 2,570 feet [783 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Rural Retreat is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Rural Retreat is within the boundaries of the (276) area code.

The ZIP code for Rural Retreat: 24368<4>

Websites for Rural Retreat ...

Official Website: www.townofruralretreat.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rural Retreat had an population of 1,448 people. This is a decrease of 2.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rural Retreat had a population of 1,483 people (which is 5.07% of the total population of Wythe County). This makes Rural Retreat the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Rural Retreat represents 0.02% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 114th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,483 people, the population of Rural Retreat increased 9.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,350 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rural Retreat.

Communities near Rural Retreat ...

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

  • Wytheville [Wythe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wytheville
    • Wytheville [Wythe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Rural Retreat
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wytheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wytheville<6>
  • Marion [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Smyth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Rural Retreat
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<6>
  • Independence [Grayson County]
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    • Independence [Grayson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Rural Retreat
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<6>
  • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Rural Retreat
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crockett [Wythe County]
    • Speedwell [Wythe County]
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      • Speedwell [Wythe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Rural Retreat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Rural Retreat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<6>
    • Mount Carmel [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
      • Mount Carmel [Smyth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Rural Retreat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Sugar Grove [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Smyth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Rural Retreat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Elk Creek [Grayson County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rural Retreat ...

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

Adding Rural Retreat to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Wythe County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rural Retreat: www.townofruralretreat.com/

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 Wythe, 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 Rural Retreat.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rural Retreat - 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 Rural Retreat). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rural Retreat 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Rural Retreat) 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 Rural Retreat. 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 Rural RetreatOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rural Retreat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8937, Longitude: -81.2758    
<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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