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Welcome to Wirtz ...

Wirtz is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

Wirtz is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Wirtz is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.

Communities near Wirtz ...

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

  • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
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    • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Wirtz
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<5>
  • Salem [Salem City]
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    • Salem [Salem City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Wirtz
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<5>
  • Radford [Bedford County]
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    • Radford [Bedford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Wirtz
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Vinton [Roanoke County]
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    • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Wirtz
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
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      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Wirtz
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<5>
    • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County]
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      • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Wirtz
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    • Barfoot [Franklin County]
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      • Barfoot [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Wirtz
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    • Algoma [Franklin County]
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      • Algoma [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Wirtz
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    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
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      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Wirtz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Wirtz. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wirtz.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wirtz ...

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

Adding Wirtz to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wirtz 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 Wirtz was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Franklin County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.org/

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 Franklin, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wirtz - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Wirtz) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wirtz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0765, Longitude: -79.8895       In this case, the coordinates for Wirtz have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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