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Encyclopedia > Giles County, Virginia
Giles County, Virginia
Seal of Giles County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Giles County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1806
Seat Pearisburg
Area
 - Total
 - Water

933 km² (360 mi²)
8 km² (3 mi²) 0.85%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,657
18/km² 
Website: www.gilescounty.org

Giles County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 16,657. Its county seat is Pearisburg6. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Pearisburg is a town located in Giles County, Virginia. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Pearisburg is a town located in Giles County, Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Giles County is the location of Mountain Lake, one of only two natural fresh water lakes in Virginia. The Lake drains into Little Stoney Run, which passes over "The Cascades", a spectacular waterfall, before reaching the New River. Live From Mountain Lake by the McKenzies Dirty Dancing (1987) Mountain Lake is located in Giles County near Pembroke, Virginia in the United States. ... A Lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... Hopetoun Falls near Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia A waterfall is usually a geological formation resulting from water, often in the form of a stream flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a sudden break in elevation. ... The New River may refer to: The New River, a man-made watercourse in England The New River that flows into the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern North Carolina in the United States. ...

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History

Giles County was established in 1806 from Montgomery, Monroe, Wythe, and Tazewell counties. The county is named for William Branch Giles who was born in Amelia County in 1762. Giles became a lawyer and from there was elected to the House of Representatives where he served from 1790 to 1815. He also served on the Virginia General Assembly from 1816 to 1822. In 1827, he was elected Governor. In all, he served his nation and state around a total of forty years. 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1772 Seat Christiansburg Area  - Total  - Water 1,005 km² (388 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1790 Seat Wytheville Area  - Total  - Water 1,200 km² (463 mi²) 4 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed December 20, 1799 Seat Tazewell Area  - Total  - Water 1,347 km² (520 mi²) 0 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... William Branch Giles (12 August 1762–4 December 1830) was an American statesman. ... Amelia County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... House of Representatives is a name used for legislative bodies in many countries. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Virginia. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 933 km² (360 mi²). 925 km² (357 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.85% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,657 people, 6,994 households, and 4,888 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km² (47/mi²). There are 7,732 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.41% White, 1.58% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 6,994 households out of which 28.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% are married couples living together, 9.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% are non-families. 26.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.85. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 22.00% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 26.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $34,927, and the median income for a family is $42,089. Males have a median income of $32,075 versus $22,969 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,396. 9.50% of the population and 6.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns

Incorporated Towns

Glen Lyn is a town located in Giles County, Virginia. ... Narrows is a town located in Giles County, Virginia. ... Pearisburg is a town located in Giles County, Virginia. ... Pembroke is a town located in Giles County, Virginia. ... Rich Creek is a town located in Giles County, Virginia. ...

Unincorporated Communities

  • Eggleston
  • Goldbond
  • Hoges Chapel
  • Kimballton
  • Maybrook

Live From Mountain Lake by the McKenzies Dirty Dancing (1987) Mountain Lake is located in Giles County near Pembroke, Virginia in the United States. ...

External links

  • Giles County's Historical Markers


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Giles County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (484 words)
Giles County was established in 1806 from Montgomery, Monroe, Wythe, and Tazewell counties.
Giles became a lawyer and from there was elected to the House of Representatives where he served from 1790 to 1815.
In the county, the population is spread out with 22.00% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 26.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who are 65 years of age or older.
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