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Welcome to Comet ...

Comet is located in Ashe County<1>.

Comet is 2,930 feet [893 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Comet is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Comet lies within the (336) area code.

Communities Also Named Comet ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Comet - they are located in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio (2), Ontario, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Comet ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Comet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<5>
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Comet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<5>
  • Trade [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
    • Trade [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Comet
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Comet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<5>
    • Damascus [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Comet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<5>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Comet
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Comet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<5>
    • Creston [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Ashe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Comet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<5>
    • Ashland [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Ashe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Comet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Comet ...

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

Adding Comet to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Ashe County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ashe County: www.ashecountygov.com/

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 Ashe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Comet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Comet) 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 Comet. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CometOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Comet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4827, Longitude: -81.5546    
<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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