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Russell, Virginia
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The location of Russell

Welcome to Russell ...

Russell is located in Russell County.

Russell is 2,270 feet [692 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Russell is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Russell: (276)

Communities near Russell ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Russell and not the distance if driven.<2>.

Community   2017<3>
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,025   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   178   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dye   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Grundy   [Map]   929   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Haysi   [Map]   481   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Honaker   [Map]   1,356   S   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Russell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Russell: This one is located in Russell County and the other is located in Suffolk City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 44 communities that are also named Russell - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

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 Russell. 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 Russell. 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 Russell.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Russell ...

Looking for more information about Russell? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Russell County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Russell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>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- Russell) 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 Russell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Russell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0826, Longitude: -81.9971     [Map].

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Russell.

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