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Welcome to Bolton ...

The town of Bolton is located in Columbus County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bolton has a population of 638 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Bolton is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Bolton: (910)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bolton had an population of 638 people. This is a decrease of 7.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bolton had a population of 691 people. This makes Bolton the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 691 people, the population of Bolton increased 39.88% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 494 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bolton.

Communities Also Named Bolton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Bolton - they are located in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Bolton ...

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

  • Whiteville [Columbus County]
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    • Whiteville [Columbus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Bolton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<6>
  • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Waccamaw
    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Bolton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,392 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Waccamaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Waccamaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Waccamaw<6>
  • Brunswick [Columbus County]
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    • Brunswick [Columbus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Bolton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 996 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<6>
  • Northwest [Brunswick County]
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    • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Bolton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clarkton [Bladen County]
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      • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkton<6>
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
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      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
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    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
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      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandyfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandyfield
    • Atkinson [Pender County]
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      • Atkinson [Pender County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<6>
    • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Creek
      • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Creek
    • Council [Bladen County]
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      • Council [Bladen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Bolton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bolton ...

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

Adding Bolton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Columbus County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbus County: www.columbusco.org/main

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 Columbus, 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 Bolton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bolton - 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- Bolton) 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 Bolton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BoltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3168, Longitude: -78.4011       In this case, the coordinates for Bolton 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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