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Welcome to Balsam ...

Balsam is located in Jackson County<1>.

Balsam is 3,300 feet [1,006 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Balsam is about ¾ mile [or 1 km] above sea level.

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

Balsam lies within the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Balsam: 28707<3>

Communities Also Named Balsam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Balsam - they are located in Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Balsam ...

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

  • Waynesville [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
    • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Balsam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<6>
  • Canton [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Haywood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Balsam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<6>
  • Sylva [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
    • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Balsam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<6>
  • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Balsam
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clyde [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Balsam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<6>
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Balsam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<6>
    • Webster [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Balsam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Forest Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
      • Forest Hills [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Balsam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Forest Hills has also been known as:
      • Forest Hills village
      • Village of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hills<6>
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Balsam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<6>
    • Cullowhee [Jackson County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Balsam ...

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

Adding Balsam to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Jackson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jackson County: www.jacksonnc.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 Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Balsam - 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 community (such as Balsam). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Balsam 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Balsam) 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 Balsam. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BalsamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Balsam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4267, Longitude: -83.0854    
<5>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.
<6>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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