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About Pearisburg

Pearisburg is a town and county seat of Giles County, Virginia. Part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, it was founded in 1808 during the establishment of Giles County. The town was named for a local landowner, George Pearis, who donated a 50-acre tract to be used for the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, it has a total area of 3.2. square miles. This includes the settlement of "Bluff City," which is where Pearis operated a ferry on the New River. The town has a marine west coast climate, meaning there's an adequate amount of rainfall year-round and only mild differences between its highs and lows. The main roads serving the town are N. Main St., Virginia Ave. ( U.S. Route 460), and Wenonah Ave.


As of the 2010 census, there is a population of 2,786 people living in Pearisburg and a population density of 890.7 people per square mile. It consists of 1,219 households and 789 families, with an average size of 2.23 and 2.77, respectively. The households are made up of:

  • 49.0% were Married Couples
  • 35.2% were Non-Families
  • 31.9% were Individuals
  • 27.3% with Children under 18
  • 17.1% 65 or Older
  • 11.5% has Female Households

The average income for a household in Pearisburg was $33,720. Families made a median income of $39,938. Around 15% of the population were living under the poverty line.

Giles County Historical Museum

The Giles County Historical Museum can be found on N. Main St. in Pearisburg. The complex includes four buildings:

  • The Museum
  • The Research Library
  • Andrew Johnston House
  • The Doctor's Office.

The Giles County Historical Museum offers many exhibits depicting the history of the county. It features Native American artifacts, relics from the American Revolutionary War and Civil War, and the bank and post office of the town of Eggleston in Virginia. The Research Library houses the records of local history and genealogy.

Around 1829, the Andrew Johnston House was established. The country home estate is of the Federal-style architecture of the 1800s. It is currently furnished with many of the original furniture. In 1857, the Doctor's Office was built by Dr. Harvey Green Johnston I. For over a century, it was used by physicians in the area. During the American Civil War, the Doctor's Office served as the headquarters for future President Rutherford B. Hayes and President William McKinley.

You can also learn about the History of Waverly, VA.

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