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Welcome to Blackburn ...

Blackburn is located in Catawba County<1>.

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

Blackburn is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Blackburn: (704) and (980)<4>

Websites for Blackburn ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.catawbachamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Blackburn, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Blackburn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Blackburn - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Utah and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Blackburn ...

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

  • Hickory [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Blackburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Newton [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton [Catawba County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Blackburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<6>
  • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Blackburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<6>
  • Conover [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conover
    • Conover [Catawba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Blackburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
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      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Blackburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<6>
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
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      • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Blackburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills
    • Long View [Burke County]
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      • Long View [Burke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Blackburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
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      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Blackburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<6>
    • Valdese [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Blackburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<6>
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Blackburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<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 Blackburn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blackburn.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blackburn ...

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

Adding Blackburn to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Catawba County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Catawba County: www.co.catawba.nc.us/

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 Catawba, 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 Blackburn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Blackburn) 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 Blackburn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlackburnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6160, Longitude: -81.3309       In this case, the coordinates for Blackburn 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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