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Elliston is a census-designated place (CDP) between the cities of Roanoke and Christiansburg in Montgomery County, southwest Virginia. The population as of the 2010 Census was 902. It is home to a small fire department, an elementary school, two gas stations, a train stop, and several churches. Most of its residents commute to larger towns. A set of railroad tracks separates the northwestern part of the town from the rest. US highway 11-460 further divides the town into two distinct neighborhoods, "Oldtown," which formed along the Valley Road in the 1850s, and "The Brake," a predominantly African-American area that developed after the Civil War. Originally known as Big Spring, the town's depot was an important stopping point on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad and later the Norfolk and Western. In the late 1880s, investors hoped to create a large industrial and railroad center there, to be known as Carnegie City. Instead, the railroad chose the Roanoke County town of Big Lick, later Roanoke, as the location for its main shops. The Barnett House, Big Spring Baptist Church, Pompey Callaway House, Fotheringay, and Madison Farm Historic and Archeological District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.


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Facts and Stats for Elliston*

  • Pollution Statistics in Elliston

    Know the pollution level of Elliston before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 2.78 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Elliston: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Elliston for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Elliston.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.89 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.78 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.89 (Low)
    • Drug offense 61.11 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.89 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.56 (Moderate)
  • Living in Elliston - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 61.15 (High)
    • Climate Index 79.47 (High)
    • Pollution Index 12.84 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 34.49 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.49 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Elliston

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Elliston

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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