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Welcome to Balfour ...

Balfour is located in Henderson County<1>.

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

Balfour is 2,110 feet [643 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Balfour lies within the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Balfour ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Balfour - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Iowa, North Dakota and Ontario.

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

Communities near Balfour ...

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

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
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    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Balfour
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<5>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Balfour
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<5>
  • Brevard [Transylvania County]
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    • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Balfour
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<5>
  • Mills River [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills River
    • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Balfour
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Balfour
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<5>
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Balfour
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<5>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
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      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Balfour
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<5>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Balfour
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Balfour
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<5>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Balfour
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<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 Balfour. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Balfour.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Balfour ...

Looking for more information about Balfour? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Balfour, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Balfour.

Adding Balfour to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Balfour 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 Balfour was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Henderson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henderson County: www.hendersoncountync.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 Henderson, 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 Balfour - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Balfour) 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 Balfour. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BalfourOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Balfour. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3465, Longitude: -82.4721       In this case, the coordinates for Balfour 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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