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Welcome to Blowing Rock ...

The town of Blowing Rock is primarily located in Caldwell County. A portion of Blowing Rock extends into Watauga County.

The location of Blowing Rock has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Blowing Rock has a population of 1,307 people<2> (see below for details).

Blowing Rock is 3,500 feet [1,067 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Blowing Rock is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

Blowing Rock lies within the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blowing Rock had a population of 1,241 people. This makes Blowing Rock the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Blowing Rock represents 0.01% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 309th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,241 people, the population of Blowing Rock decreased 12.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,418 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Blowing Rock had an population of 1,307 people. This is an increase of 5.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.83% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blowing Rock.

Communities Also Named Blowing Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Blowing Rock - it's located in Virginia.

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

Websites for Blowing Rock ...

Official Website: www.townofblowingrock.com/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blowing Rock. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blowing Rock. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blowing Rock.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Blowing Rock:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blowing Rock ...

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

Communities near Blowing Rock ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Boone   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the North (N) of Blowing Rock

Located in Watauga County

Lenoir   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Blowing Rock

Gamewell   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Blowing Rock

Norris   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Blowing Rock

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Trade   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Blowing Rock

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Banner Elk   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Blowing Rock

Located in Avery County

Newland   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Blowing Rock

Located in Avery County

Elk Park   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Blowing Rock

Located in Avery County

Beech Mountain   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Blowing Rock

Located in Avery County

Cedar Rock   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Blowing Rock

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Blowing Rock.

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About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blowing Rock: www.townofblowingrock.com/

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blowing Rock.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blowing Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 from Point A (ie- Blowing Rock) 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 Blowing Rock. 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 Blowing Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blowing Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1293, Longitude: -81.6714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blowing Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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