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Bakersville, North Carolina
(Mitchell County)

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Welcome to Bakersville ...

The town of Bakersville is located in Mitchell County and is the County Seat for Mitchell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bakersville has a population of 452 people<1> (see below for details).

Bakersville is 2,460 feet [750 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Bakersville is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Bakersville lies within the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Bakersville: 28705<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bakersville had a population of 464 people. This makes Bakersville the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 464 people, the population of Bakersville increased 29.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 357 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bakersville had an population of 452 people. This is a decrease of 2.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Bakersville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Bakersville: This one is located in Mitchell County and the other is located in Rutherford County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 13 communities that are also named Bakersville - they are located in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (3), New Jersey (2), Ohio and Pennsylvania (2).

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bakersville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bakersville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bakersville. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bakersville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bakersville ...

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

Communities near Bakersville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Shell Creek   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Bakersville

Located in Carter County (TN)

Erwin   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bakersville

Located in Unicoi County (TN)

Unicoi   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bakersville

Located in Unicoi County (TN)

Woodby Hill   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Bakersville

Located in Carter County (TN)

Spruce Pine   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Bakersville

Burnsville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Bakersville

Located in Yancey County

Banner Hill   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bakersville

Located in Unicoi County (TN)

Roan Mountain   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Bakersville

Located in Carter County (TN)

Ernestville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Bakersville

Located in Unicoi County (TN)

Banner Elk   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bakersville

Located in Avery County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bakersville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Mitchell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mitchell County:

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bakersville.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bakersville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 town (such as Bakersville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bakersville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bakersville) 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 Bakersville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bakersville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bakersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0152, Longitude: -82.1584     [Map].






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