Profile for Fries, Virginia, VA
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Fries is a town in Grayson County.
The community was named for Col. Francis Fries, textile mill owner.
The latitude of Fries is 36.716N. The longitude is -80.978W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,185 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 575.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Fries demographic reports
Fries is on the New River.
Developed around a textile mill which opened here in 1903. The mill closed in 1989
Local festivals include:
- Fiddlers' Convention - Aug. 17-18, 2007
- Festival by the River - Sept. 15, 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fries web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
New River Trail State Park
Pronunciations: "freeze," although the local joke is that the name is pronounced "fries" in summer and "freeze" in winter
You can see the past century of Fries, Virginia, as you come around the turn on Route 94 and start down the hill into town: the New River pooling behind a slanting dam, redbrick abandoned factory buildings, a main street with two blocks of businesses, a school, churches, and small white houses on the hillside leading up from the river and the railroad tracks.
-- Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
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14% of Fries residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fries ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fries was $13,107, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Fries residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Fries festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Festival by the River - S
- Fiddlers' Convention - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Fries, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $194. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $569.
Libraries in Fries include Fries Public Library ... View libraries
Grayson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fries political report.
The average commute time for Fries workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ You can see the past century of Fries, Virginia, as you come around the turn on Route 94 and start down the hill into town: the New River pooling behind a slanting dam, redbrick abandoned factory buildings, a main street with two blocks of businesses, a school, churches, and small white houses on the hillside leading up from the river and the railroad tracks. ”
~ Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
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