Hot Springs, Virginia

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Hot Springs, Virginia
Downtown Hot Springs in the late 2000s
Downtown Hot Springs in the late 2000s
Hot Springs, Virginia is located in Virginia
Hot Springs, Virginia
Hot Springs, Virginia
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
Hot Springs, Virginia is located in the United States
Hot Springs, Virginia
Hot Springs, Virginia
Hot Springs, Virginia (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°59′59″N 79°49′56″W / 37.99972°N 79.83222°W / 37.99972; -79.83222Coordinates: 37°59′59″N 79°49′56″W / 37.99972°N 79.83222°W / 37.99972; -79.83222
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyBath
Population
 (2010)
 • Total738
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
24445

Hot Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bath County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 738.[1] It is located about 5 miles (8.0 kilometers) southwest of Warm Springs on U.S. Route 220.

Hot Springs has several historic resorts, for the springs helped develop Bath County.

History[edit]

Since at least the mid 18th century, travelers came to use the springs. Thomas Bullitt built the first inn to accommodate them in 1766 and Dr. Thomas Goode later expanded it. The most prominent modern resort, The Homestead, traces its origin to this inn. Mustoe House, The Yard, Barton Lodge, Switchback School, and Garth Newel are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][3][4]

Downtown Hot Springs from above

In 1943, during World War II, The Homestead hosted a United Nations conference which implemented the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organization.[5][6]

Climate[edit]

Hot springs has a (Dfb) climate type bordering on a (Dfa) and also, bordering on a (Cfa) Climate.

Climate data for Hot Springs, Virginia (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1893–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 73
(23)
77
(25)
83
(28)
89
(32)
94
(34)
97
(36)
99
(37)
100
(38)
95
(35)
90
(32)
79
(26)
75
(24)
100
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 39.8
(4.3)
43.7
(6.5)
52.4
(11.3)
64.2
(17.9)
72.2
(22.3)
78.8
(26.0)
82.1
(27.8)
80.4
(26.9)
74.1
(23.4)
64.0
(17.8)
52.8
(11.6)
42.9
(6.1)
62.3
(16.8)
Daily mean °F (°C) 30.6
(−0.8)
33.5
(0.8)
41.0
(5.0)
51.5
(10.8)
60.0
(15.6)
67.6
(19.8)
71.1
(21.7)
69.7
(20.9)
63.3
(17.4)
52.5
(11.4)
42.1
(5.6)
34.1
(1.2)
51.4
(10.8)
Average low °F (°C) 21.5
(−5.8)
23.3
(−4.8)
29.6
(−1.3)
38.8
(3.8)
47.9
(8.8)
56.4
(13.6)
60.2
(15.7)
59.1
(15.1)
52.6
(11.4)
41.0
(5.0)
31.3
(−0.4)
25.4
(−3.7)
40.6
(4.8)
Record low °F (°C) −20
(−29)
−14
(−26)
−2
(−19)
10
(−12)
18
(−8)
25
(−4)
35
(2)
32
(0)
22
(−6)
14
(−10)
0
(−18)
−20
(−29)
−20
(−29)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.64
(92)
3.13
(80)
4.31
(109)
4.30
(109)
4.69
(119)
4.31
(109)
4.22
(107)
3.59
(91)
4.13
(105)
3.14
(80)
3.35
(85)
3.69
(94)
46.50
(1,181)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 8.0
(20)
7.0
(18)
4.6
(12)
0.5
(1.3)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
0.6
(1.5)
4.5
(11)
25.3
(64)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.5 9.5 11.3 12.6 14.3 12.3 12.5 11.0 9.4 8.8 8.9 10.5 131.6
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.6 2.7 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.9 9.4
Source: NOAA[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 6/17/13 through 6/21/13. National Park Service. 2013-06-28.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/23/13 through 12/27/13. National Park Service. 2014-01-03.
  5. ^ United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture: Hot Springs, Virginia, May 18-June 3, 1943 : final act and section reports..
  6. ^ "The founding of FAO"..
  7. ^ "NowData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  8. ^ "Station: Hot Springs, VA". U.S. Climate Normals 2020: U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1991-2020). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved July 1, 2021.

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