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Welcome to Whitetop ...

Whitetop is located in Grayson County<1>.

Whitetop is 3,630 feet [1,106 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Whitetop is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Whitetop: (276)

The ZIP code for Whitetop: 24292<3>

Communities near Whitetop ...

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

  • Winchester [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Whitetop
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Marion [Smyth County]
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    • Marion [Smyth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Whitetop
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<6>
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Whitetop
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<6>
  • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Whitetop
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Whitetop
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<6>
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Whitetop
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
    • Glade Spring [Washington County]
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      • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Whitetop
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,402 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring<6>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Whitetop
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<6>
    • Damascus [Washington County]
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      • Damascus [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Whitetop
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<6>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Whitetop
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitetop ...

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

Adding Whitetop to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitetop. 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 Whitetop - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Whitetop). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Whitetop or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitetop) 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 Whitetop. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WhitetopOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitetop. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6014, Longitude: -81.6260    
<5>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.
<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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