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Welcome to Ararat ...

Ararat is located in Surry County<1>.

The location of Ararat has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Ararat is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Ararat: (336)

Adding Ararat to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Ararat elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Ararat ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Ararat - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

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

Communities near Ararat ...

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

  • Mount Airy [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Ararat
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,208 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<5>
  • King [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
    • King [Forsyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Ararat
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,861 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King<5>
  • Elkin [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkin
    • Elkin [Surry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Ararat
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,011 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkin<5>
  • Rural Hall [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Hall
    • Rural Hall [Forsyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Ararat
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,264 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Hall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Hall<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yadkinville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yadkinville
      • Yadkinville [Yadkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Ararat
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,876 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yadkinville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yadkinville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yadkinville<5>
    • Tobaccoville [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tobaccoville
      • Tobaccoville [Forsyth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Ararat
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tobaccoville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tobaccoville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tobaccoville<5>
    • Jonesville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Yadkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Ararat
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<5>
    • Dobson [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
      • Dobson [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Ararat
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<5>
    • Pilot Mountain [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Mountain
      • Pilot Mountain [Surry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Ararat
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Mountain<5>
    • Boonville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonville
      • Boonville [Yadkin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Ararat
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonville<5>

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 Ararat. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ararat.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ararat. 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 Ararat.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ararat ...

Looking for more information about Ararat? 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 Ararat, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ararat.

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About Surry County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Surry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ararat - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ararat) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ararat. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ararat

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ararat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4040, Longitude: -80.5606       In this case, the coordinates for Ararat have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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