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Welcome to China Grove ...

The town of China Grove is located in Rowan County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for China Grove: China Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, China Grove has a population of 4,232 people<2> (see below for details).

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

China Grove is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for China Grove: (704) and (980)<4>

The ZIP code for China Grove: 28023<5>

Websites for China Grove ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rowanchamber.com/

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, China Grove had an population of 4,232 people. This is an increase of 18.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, China Grove had a population of 3,563 people. This makes China Grove the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of China Grove represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 175th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,563 people, the population of China Grove decreased 1.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,616 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for China Grove.

Adding China Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found China Grove on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

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

Communities Also Named China Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named China Grove - they are located in Alabama, Mississippi (2), Tennessee and Texas (3).

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

Communities near China Grove ...

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

  • Concord [Cabarrus County]
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    • Concord [Cabarrus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of China Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,500 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<8>
  • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County]
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    • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of China Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,007 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kannapolis have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kannapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kannapolis<8>
  • Mooresville [Iredell County]
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    • Mooresville [Iredell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of China Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,962 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooresville<8>
  • Salisbury [Rowan County]
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    • Salisbury [Rowan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of China Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,821 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of China Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<8>
    • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County]
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      • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of China Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<8>
    • Davidson [Iredell County]
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      • Davidson [Iredell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of China Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davidson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davidson<8>
    • Spencer [Rowan County]
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      • Spencer [Rowan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of China Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<8>
    • Granite Quarry [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Quarry
      • Granite Quarry [Rowan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of China Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Quarry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Quarry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Quarry<8>
    • Troutman [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutman
      • Troutman [Iredell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of China Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,817 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutman<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for China Grove ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in North Carolina

About Rowan County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rowan County: www.co.rowan.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 Rowan, 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 China Grove.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around China Grove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as China Grove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether China Grove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- China Grove) 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 China Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from China GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in China Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5703, Longitude: -80.5799    
<7>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.
<8>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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