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Welcome to Morganton ...

The city of Morganton is located in Fannin County<1>.

When the people of Morganton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Morgantonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Morganton has a population of 307 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Morganton.

Morganton is 1,800 feet [549 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Morganton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Morganton: (706) & (762)<5>

The ZIP code for Morganton: 30560<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morganton had an population of 307 people. This is an increase of 1.32% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Morganton had a population of 303 people. This makes Morganton the county's 3rd most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Morganton.

Adding Morganton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Morganton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Morganton was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Morganton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Morganton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Morganton - they are located in Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morganton.

Communities near Morganton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Morganton.

  • Rolston [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolston
    • Rolston [Gilmer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Morganton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolston
  • Canal Lake [Union County]
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    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Morganton
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canal Lake
  • Northcutt [Gilmer County]
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    • Northcutt [Gilmer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Morganton
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 16,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northcutt have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northcutt
  • Pantertown [Fannin County]
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    • Pantertown [Fannin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Morganton
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantertown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cutcane [Fannin County]
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      • Cutcane [Fannin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Morganton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutcane have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutcane
    • Belltown Hill [Polk County]
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      • Belltown Hill [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Morganton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown Hill
    • Owltown [Union County]
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      • Owltown [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Morganton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
    • Ellijay [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellijay
      • Ellijay [Gilmer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Morganton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellijay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellijay<9>
    • Murphy [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Morganton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<9>
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Morganton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morganton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Morganton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morganton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Morganton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morganton. See our Newspapers Page for Morganton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morganton ...

Looking for more information about Morganton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Morganton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morganton.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morganton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Fannin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Morganton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Morganton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morganton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morganton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Morganton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Morganton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morganton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Morganton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MorgantonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morganton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8753, Longitude: -84.2445    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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