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The town of Saint Paul is primarily located in Wise County<1>. A portion of Saint Paul extends into Russell County.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Saint Paul, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Saint Paul refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Saint Paulite<3>

A typical abbreviation for Saint Paul: St. Paul

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Paul has a population of 853 people<4> (see below for details).

Saint Paul is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Saint Paul is located in the (276) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Paul had an population of 853 people. This is a decrease of 12.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Paul had a population of 970 people. This makes Saint Paul the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Saint Paul represents 0.01% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 142nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 970 people, the population of Saint Paul decreased 3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,000 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Paul.

Communities Also Named Saint Paul ...

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

Beyond Virginia, there are 37 communities that are also named Saint Paul - they are located in Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec (4), South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas (5).

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

Communities near Saint Paul ...

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

  • Norton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton is located in Norton City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,985 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton <6>
  • Lebanon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,184 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon <6>
  • Wise
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Coeburn
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Clintwood
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Nickelsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Dungannon
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dungannon
    • Dungannon is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
  • Clinchco
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Cleveland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
  • Dickensonville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickensonville
    • Dickensonville is located in Russell 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 Saint Paul. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint Paul.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Paul ...

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

Adding Saint Paul to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Saint Paul was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Saint Paul.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Wise, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Saint Paul refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Saint Paul may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Paul.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Paul - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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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