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Welcome to Blowing Rock ...

The town of Blowing Rock is primarily located in Caldwell County<1>. 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).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blowing Rock has a population of 1,325 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Blowing Rock.

Blowing Rock is 3,500 feet [1,067 m] above sea level.<4> 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

The telephone area code for Blowing Rock: (828)

Websites for Blowing Rock ...

Official Website: www.townofblowingrock.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blowing Rock had an population of 1,325 people. This is an increase of 6.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.56% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (which had a count of 1,418 people).

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.

Communities near Blowing Rock ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Blowing Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<6>
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Blowing Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<6>
  • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Blowing Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
  • Norris [Johnson County]
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    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Blowing Rock
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Blowing Rock
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Blowing Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<6>
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Blowing Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<6>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Blowing Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<6>
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Blowing Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<6>
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Blowing Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blowing Rock.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blowing Rock. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Blowing Rock to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Caldwell County

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Caldwell, 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 Blowing Rock.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blowing Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- 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 RockOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Blowing Rock 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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