Fort Pickett Army Base
Virginia Army National Guard
Building 472 Military Rd, Blackstone, VA 23824
In Blackstone, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 89°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 97°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 89°F and low of 69°F. The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 30 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 29°F and high of 49°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from April 21 to August 31, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on July 16. The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from August 31 to April 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on November 11.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in Blackstone, VA is 19% lower than the Virginia average and 13% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Blackstone, Virginia, the city’s goods and services are 1% higher than the Virginia average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.
Getting to Know the Area
Blackstone is a small town in rural Nottoway County, Virginia. The area has many historical sites dating back to revolutionary times, including Schwartz Tavern and Robert Thomas Carriage Museum. Main Street is a historic district filled with wonderful restaurants and quaint shops.
For outdoor fun, visit the Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat in nearby Farmville, VA. Richmond, Virginia is about an hours drive north and offers all the amenities expected of a big city, including museums, restaurants, shopping areas, parks, and cultural events.