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Rural Retreat, Virginia

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Welcome to Rural Retreat ...

The town of Rural Retreat is located in Wythe County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Rural Retreat has a population of 1,462 people<2> (see below for details).

Rural Retreat is 2,570 feet [783 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation 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

The area code for Rural Retreat: (276)

Population Details ...

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 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 (with a count of 1,350 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Rural Retreat had an population of 1,462 people. This is a decrease of 1.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.3% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Rural Retreat ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Adwolf   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Atkins   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fort Chiswell   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Ivanhoe   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Little Town   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Marion   [Map]   5,659   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

See 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 Rural Retreat. 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 Rural Retreat. 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 Rural Retreat.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rural Retreat:

Websites for Rural Retreat ...

Official Website:

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rural Retreat.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rural Retreat - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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- 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rural Retreat

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rural Retreat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9010, Longitude: -81.2764     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rural Retreat have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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