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Welcome to Celo ...

Celo is located in Yancey County<1>.

Celo is 2,710 feet [826 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Celo is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Celo: (828)

Websites for Celo ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yanceychamber.com/

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

Communities near Celo ...

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

  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Celo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<5>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Celo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Celo
    • 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<5>
  • Mars Hill [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
    • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Celo
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Celo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Celo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<5>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Celo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<5>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Celo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<5>
    • Crossnore [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossnore
      • Crossnore [Avery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Celo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossnore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossnore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossnore<5>
    • Low Gap [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap [Yancey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Celo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Celo ...

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

Adding Celo to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Yancey County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Celo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Celo) 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 Celo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CeloOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Celo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8551, Longitude: -82.1995    
<4>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.
<5>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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