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Welcome to Burnsville ...

The town of Burnsville is located in Yancey County<1> and is the County Seat for Yancey County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Burnsville has a population of 1,646 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Burnsville is 2,820 feet [860 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Burnsville is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Burnsville is located in the (828) area code.

Websites for Burnsville ...

Official Website:   www.townofburnsville.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yanceychamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Burnsville had an population of 1,646 people. This is a decrease of 2.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Burnsville had a population of 1,693 people (or 9.5% of the total population of Yancey County). This makes Burnsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Burnsville represents 0.02% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 267th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,693 people, the population of Burnsville increased 4.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,623 people).

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

Communities Also Named Burnsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Burnsville: This one is located in Yancey County and the other is located in Anson County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 9 communities that are also named Burnsville - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Brunswick, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Burnsville ...

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

  • Erwin [Unicoi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Burnsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<6>
  • Unicoi [Unicoi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unicoi
    • Unicoi [Unicoi County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Burnsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,579 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unicoi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unicoi<6>
  • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodby Hill
    • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Burnsville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodby Hill
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Burnsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
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      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Burnsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<6>
    • Banner Hill [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Hill
      • Banner Hill [Unicoi County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Burnsville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Hill
    • Ernestville [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernestville
      • Ernestville [Unicoi County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Burnsville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernestville
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Burnsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<6>
    • Bumpus Cove [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpus Cove
      • Bumpus Cove [Unicoi County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Burnsville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bumpus Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpus Cove
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Burnsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<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 Burnsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Burnsville.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Burnsville. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Burnsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Burnsville ...

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

Adding Burnsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Yancey County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Burnsville: www.townofburnsville.org/

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 Yancey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Burnsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burnsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burnsville) 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 Burnsville. 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 BurnsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9172, Longitude: -82.2997    
<5>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.
<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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