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Welcome to Clarkton ...

The town of Clarkton is located in Bladen County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clarkton has a population of 740 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Clarkton is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Clarkton is located in the (910) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clarkton had an population of 740 people. This is a decrease of 11.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.96% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clarkton had a population of 837 people. This makes Clarkton the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 837 people, the population of Clarkton increased 18.72% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 705 people).

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

Communities Also Named Clarkton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Clarkton - they are located in Missouri and Virginia.

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

Communities near Clarkton ...

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

  • Whiteville [Columbus County]
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    • Whiteville [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Clarkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<6>
  • Elizabethtown [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown [Bladen County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Clarkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Chadbourn [Columbus County]
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    • Chadbourn [Columbus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Clarkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadbourn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadbourn<6>
  • Bladenboro [Bladen County]
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    • Bladenboro [Bladen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Clarkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,697 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bladenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladenboro<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
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      • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Clarkton
      • 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
      • Brunswick [Columbus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Clarkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 996 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<6>
    • White Lake [Bladen County]
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      • White Lake [Bladen County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Clarkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<6>
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Clarkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<6>
    • Dublin [Bladen County]
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      • Dublin [Bladen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Clarkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerro Gordo
      • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Clarkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cerro Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerro Gordo

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clarkton ...

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

Adding Clarkton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Bladen County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bladen County: www.bladeninfo.net/

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 Bladen, 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 Clarkton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarkton - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clarkton) 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 Clarkton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClarktonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarkton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4890, Longitude: -78.6548       In this case, the coordinates for Clarkton 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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