About This Place
South Hill is a town in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States. As of the 2006 census, the town population was 4,608. Located on major Interstate and U.S. highways, it has a full service hospital (serving patients from several rural counties), a tobacco market, and several hotels. South Hill has a close relationship with the neighboring town of La Crosse. Lake Gaston, a large reservoir popular with boaters and fishermen, is a short distance to the southwest.
South Hill is located at 36°43′36″N 78°7′50″W / 36.72667°N 78.13056°W / 36.72667; -78.13056 (36.726759, -78.130597).
The town has a total area of 9.31 square miles (16.4 km²), of which, 9.27 square miles (16.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.47%) is water.