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Barren Springs, Virginia
|Elevation||2,047 ft (624 m)|
|• Density||152/sq mi (59/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1494823|
Barren Springs is an unincorporated community in Wythe County, Virginia, United States. It is located along Virginia State Route 100, 10.7 miles (17.2 km) north-northwest of Hillsville and just over 11 miles south of Pulaski. The area is dominated by the New River and its various tributaries as well as the mountains and hills that rise from their banks.
Barren Springs continues to have an active agricultural industry with many local farms producing beef cattle, hogs, corn, and apples. In recent years, tourism related to the New River has become a major force in the local economy. Two local general stores serve the area with gas, groceries, and short-order restaurants. Dollar General opened a store in Barren Springs in late 2017 and Family Dollar followed suit in late 2018. Negotiations continue with several other retailers and restaurants about future development.
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