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Welcome to Black Creek ...

The town of Black Creek is located in Wilson County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Black Creek: Black Crk. (or less commonly used: Black Ck. or Black Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Black Creek has a population of 766 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Black Creek is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Black Creek is within the (252) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Black Creek had an population of 766 people. This is a decrease of 0.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Black Creek had a population of 769 people. This makes Black Creek the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 769 people, the population of Black Creek increased 7.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 714 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Black Creek.

Communities Also Named Black Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Black Creek - they are located in Alabama (2), British Columbia, Florida (2), Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Ontario (4), South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Black Creek ...

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

  • Wilson (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
    • Wilson lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Black Creek and is located in Wilson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<6>
  • Goldsboro (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsboro
    • Goldsboro lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Black Creek and is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsboro<6>
  • Farmville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
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    • Farmville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Black Creek and is located in Pitt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,747 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
  • Pine Level (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
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    • Pine Level lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Black Creek and is located in Johnston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Level<6>
  • Sharpsburg (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
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    • Sharpsburg lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Black Creek and is located in Edgecombe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<6>
  • Kenly (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
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    • Kenly lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Black Creek and is located in Johnston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<6>
  • Snow Hill (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
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    • Snow Hill lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Black Creek and is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,483 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill<6>
  • Princeton (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
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    • Princeton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Black Creek and is located in Johnston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,425 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<6>
  • Elm City (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
    • Elm City lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Black Creek and is located in Wilson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<6>
  • Fremont (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
    • Fremont lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Black Creek and is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black Creek ...

Looking for more information about Black Creek? 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 Black Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Black Creek.

Adding Black Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Black Creek

The Communities of North Carolina

About Wilson County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Wilson County: www.wilson-co.com/

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 Wilson, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Black Creek.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Black Creek) 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 Black Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6359, Longitude: -77.9332       In this case, the coordinates for Black Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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