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As of the census , the population was 7, Galax is bounded to the northeast by Carroll County and to the southwest by Grayson County. The first plat map for Galax is dated December ;  The town founders selected the site for the city on a wide expanse of meadowland bisected by Chestnut Creek and sitting at an altitude of 2, feet on a plateau. The town is named for Galax urceolata , an evergreen groundcover plant found throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. At the time, the plant was gathered and sold by many people in southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina as an ornamental plant ; a Norfolk and Western Railway Company official suggested that the town be named for the plant. In the past, Galax was an industrial town; by the s, Galax was home to six furniture factories, a mirror factory, at least four textile companies, two large department stores, a lumber company, Carnation Milk , Coca-Cola Bottling Company , and Clover Creamery.
Galax, Virginia. Unemployment Rate. Median Income. Median Home Price. Median Age. Commute Time. Recent job growth is Negative.
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The population was 2, at the census. Routes 52 and intersect in the center of town, while U. Route 58 bypasses the town to the south.