Patrick Springs, Virginia

Coordinates: 36°38′10″N 80°12′13″W / 36.63611°N 80.20361°W / 36.63611; -80.20361
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Patrick Springs, Virginia
Location of Patrick Springs, Virginia
Location of Patrick Springs, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°38′10″N 80°12′13″W / 36.63611°N 80.20361°W / 36.63611; -80.20361
CountryUnited States
 • Total15.7 sq mi (40.6 km2)
 • Land15.7 sq mi (40.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,250 ft (381 m)
 • Total1,845
 • Density120/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code276
FIPS code51-60984[1]
GNIS feature ID1497076[2]

Patrick Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Patrick County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,845 at the 2010 census.


In 1857, the area's first post office was operated as Spabrook Station in the vicinity of the old Patrick Springs hotel and mineral resort. Spabrooke Station was named Patrick Springs post office in 1859. A second post office was operated on Route 680 just north of old Route 58 and was called Shuff post office.

Shuff was the phonetic spelling of "Shough", the surname of Reverend Jacob Shough, a highly respected Methodist circuit rider and one of the early founders of the Patrick Springs area. In 1894, the residents named the community and post office "Shuff" in his honor. Reverend Shough ran a store and post office combination as well as building the old Shough grist mill, one of the community's oldest landmarks. The old Shough mill was operated by four generations of the Shough family, before it stopping operating in 1918.

The Patrick Springs post office was discontinued in 1875, then re-opened in 1907. During the 32 years the Patrick Springs was closed, Shuff Post Office handled all the mail for the area. Passengers of the Danville and Western Railway "Dick & Willie" would pass by the Shuff depot and post office on their way to the old Patrick Springs hotel and mineral resort. Having two sets of local addresses caused confusion, and in 1925, legislative steps were taken to give the whole area, post office, and train depot the name "Patrick Springs".[3]


Patrick Springs is located at 36°38′10″N 80°12′13″W / 36.63611°N 80.20361°W / 36.63611; -80.20361 (36.636201, −80.203654).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.7 square miles (40.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,068 people, 872 households, and 622 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 131.9 people per square mile (50.9/km2). There were 966 housing units at an average density of 61.6/sq mi (23.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.15% White, 6.82% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.68% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

There were 872 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,028, and the median income for a family was $41,222. Males had a median income of $25,404 versus $21,218 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,915. About 10.7% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Patrick Springs has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [5]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ Patrick County, Virginia Heritage Book Vol.1 p.48-49,64
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Patrick Springs, Virginia