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Welcome to Conover ...

The city of Conover is located in Catawba County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Conover has a population of 8,527 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Conover is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Conover is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

Websites for Conover ...

Official Website:   www.ci.conover.nc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.catawbachamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Conover had an population of 8,527 people. This is an increase of 4.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Conover had a population of 8,165 people (which is 5.29% of the total population of Catawba County). This makes Conover the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Conover represents 0.09% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 96th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,165 people, the population of Conover increased 23.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,604 people).

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

Communities Also Named Conover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Conover - they are located in Illinois (2), Iowa, Ohio, Ontario and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Conover ...

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

  • Hickory [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Conover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Conover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<6>
  • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmills
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Conover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills
  • Long View [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
    • Long View [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Conover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Conover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<6>
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Conover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<6>
    • Maiden [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Catawba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Conover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maiden<6>
    • Troutman [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutman
      • Troutman [Iredell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Conover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,817 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutman<6>
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Conover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<6>
    • Hildebran [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildebran
      • Hildebran [Burke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Conover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hildebran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildebran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildebran<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 Conover. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Conover.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Conover ...

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

Adding Conover to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Catawba County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Conover: www.ci.conover.nc.us/

The official website for Catawba County: www.co.catawba.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 Catawba, 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 Conover.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Conover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Conover) 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 Conover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ConoverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Conover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7147, Longitude: -81.2174       In this case, the coordinates for Conover 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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