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Welcome to Bakersville ...

The town of Bakersville is located in Mitchell County<1> and is the County Seat for Mitchell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bakersville has a population of 443 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Bakersville is 2,460 feet [750 m] above sea level.<3> 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 is located in the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Bakersville: 28705<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bakersville had an population of 443 people. This is a decrease of 4.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.09% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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.

Communities near Bakersville ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Bakersville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Erwin [Unicoi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Bakersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<7>
  • Unicoi [Unicoi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unicoi
    • Unicoi [Unicoi County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Bakersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,579 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unicoi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unicoi<7>
  • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
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    • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Bakersville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodby Hill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
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      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Bakersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<7>
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Bakersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<7>
    • Banner Hill [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Hill
      • Banner Hill [Unicoi County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Bakersville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Hill
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Bakersville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<7>
    • Ernestville [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernestville
      • Ernestville [Unicoi County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Bakersville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernestville
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Bakersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<7>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bakersville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bakersville. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Bakersville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bakersville 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 Bakersville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bakersville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mitchell County

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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: www.mitchellcounty.org/

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 Mitchell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bakersville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bakersville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>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- Bakersville) 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 Bakersville. 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 BakersvilleOur 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    
<6>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.
<7>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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