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Our Genealogy Helper for Council ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Council (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Council. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Council is located in Bladen County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bladen County: Columbus, Cumberland, Pender, Robeson & Sampson.

Below are the counties that are near Council. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Council:

  • Bladen County     (The home county of Council)
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Arcadia
      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Arcadia
    • Kelly [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Bladen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Clarkton [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkton
      • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkton<3>
    • Mount Olive [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Bladen County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Long View [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
      • Long View [Bladen County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • 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
    • White Lake [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Lake
      • White Lake [Bladen County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Council
      • 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<3>
    • Abbottsburg [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbottsburg
      • Abbottsburg [Bladen County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbottsburg
    • Elizabethtown [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
      • Elizabethtown [Bladen County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • 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<3>
    • Yorick [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorick
      • Yorick [Bladen County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorick
    • Bladenboro [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladenboro
      • Bladenboro [Bladen County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladenboro<3>
    • Dublin [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Bladen County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • 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
    • Butters [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butters
      • Butters [Bladen County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butters
    • Ruskin [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruskin
      • Ruskin [Bladen County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruskin
  • Brunswick County
    • Northwest [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwest
      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest
    • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Creek
      • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Creek
    • Exum [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exum
      • Exum [Brunswick County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exum
    • Makatoka [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Makatoka
      • Makatoka [Brunswick County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Makatoka
    • Ash [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash
      • Ash [Brunswick County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navassa
      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
    • Winnabow [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnabow
      • Winnabow [Brunswick County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnabow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnabow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnabow<3>
    • Longwood [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
      • Longwood [Brunswick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
    • Shallotte [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shallotte
      • Shallotte [Brunswick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shallotte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shallotte<3>
    • Belville [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belville
      • Belville [Brunswick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belville
    • Bolivia [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivia
      • Bolivia [Brunswick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivia<3>
    • Leland [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
    • Supply [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Supply
      • Supply [Brunswick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Supply have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Supply
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Supply<3>
  • Columbus County
    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Waccamaw
      • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Council
      • 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<3>
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • 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<3>
    • Rico [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rico
      • Rico [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rico
    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandyfield
      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandyfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandyfield
    • Hallsboro [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallsboro
      • Hallsboro [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsboro
    • Redbug [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbug
      • Redbug [Columbus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbug
    • Riegelwood [Columbus County]
    • Whiteville [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteville
      • Whiteville [Columbus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<3>
    • Delco [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delco
      • Delco [Columbus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delco<3>
    • Acme [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Columbus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Brunswick [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
      • Brunswick [Columbus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 996 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<3>
    • Mount Olive [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Columbus County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Chadbourn [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chadbourn
      • Chadbourn [Columbus County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadbourn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadbourn<3>
  • Duplin County
    • Harrells [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrells
      • Harrells [Duplin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrells
    • Wallace [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallace
      • Wallace [Duplin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,859 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<3>
    • Teachey [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teachey
      • Teachey [Duplin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teachey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teachey
    • Rose Hill [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Duplin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Hill<3>
    • Magnolia [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Duplin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
  • New Hanover County
    • Castle Hayne [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hayne
      • Castle Hayne [New Hanover County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hayne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Hayne<3>
    • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<3>
    • Ogden [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [New Hanover County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<3>
    • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsville Beach
      • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsville Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrightsville Beach<3>
  • Pender County
    • Atkinson [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Pender County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<3>
    • Currie [Pender County]
    • Burgaw [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgaw
      • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<3>
    • Saint Helena [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helena
      • Saint Helena [Pender County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helena
    • Watha [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watha
      • Watha [Pender County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watha
    • Rocky Point [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Pender County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Point<3>
  • Robeson County
    • Allenton [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenton
      • Allenton [Robeson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenton
    • Orrum [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrum
      • Orrum [Robeson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrum
    • Proctorville [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctorville
      • Proctorville [Robeson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctorville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctorville
    • Lumberton [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Robeson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<3>
    • Fairmont [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Robeson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<3>
    • Marietta [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Robeson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Saint Pauls [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pauls
      • Saint Pauls [Robeson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pauls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Pauls<3>
  • Sampson County
    • Ivanhoe [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Sampson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivanhoe
    • Garland [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Sampson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<3>
    • Ingold [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingold
      • Ingold [Sampson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Council
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingold
    • Delway [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delway
      • Delway [Sampson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delway
    • Roseboro [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseboro
      • Roseboro [Sampson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseboro<3>
    • Clinton [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Sampson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
  • Dillon County (SC)
    • Lake View [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Dillon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake View<3>
  • Horry County (SC)
  • Marion County (SC)
    • Nichols [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
      • Nichols [Marion County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nichols<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Council, see our County-by-County Page for Council.

Newspapers Published in Council ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Council.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Council, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Council.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Council:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Council ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Council.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Council covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Blank Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blank Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blank Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blank Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Buie Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buie Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buie Cemetery
  • McEwen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McEwen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McEwen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McEwen Cemetery
  • Shiloh Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shiloh Memorial Cemetery
    • The Shiloh Memorial Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolton.
    • Shiloh Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh Memorial Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #323569<4>
  • St. James Memorial Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Batten Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Batten Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Batten Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Batten Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Council.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batten Cemetery
    • Old Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Bethel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Council.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Bethel Cemetery
    • Mitchellfield Cemetery
    • Wright Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wright Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wright Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Council.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright Cemetery
    • New Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Hope Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Council.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
    • Lucas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lucas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lucas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lucas Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Council.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas Cemetery
    • Warson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Warson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Warson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Warson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Council.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warson Cemetery
    • New Townsend Temple Church Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Council had railroad service and no post office.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Council, with the one closest to Council listed first.

  • Council [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council
    • Council [Bladen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Council
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Council had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
  • Rosindale [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosindale
    • Rosindale [Bladen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Council
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rosindale had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosindale
  • Westbrook [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook
    • Westbrook [Bladen County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Council
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Westbrook had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
  • Emerson [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerson
    • Emerson [Bladen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emerson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson
  • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Waccamaw
    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Council
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,392 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake Waccamaw had a post office and railroad service
    • 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<3>
  • Bolton [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
    • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 67 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bolton had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Kelly [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Bladen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kelly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Elkton [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton [Bladen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Council
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elkton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Hallsboro [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallsboro
      • Hallsboro [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Council
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 145 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hallsboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsboro
    • Byrdville [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrdville
      • Byrdville [Columbus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Byrdville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrdville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrdville
    • Clarkton [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkton
      • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Council
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clarkton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkton<3>
    • Freeman [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
      • Freeman [Columbus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Council
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Freeman had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
    • Colly [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colly
      • Colly [Bladen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Colly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colly
    • Armour [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armour
      • Armour [Columbus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Council
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Armour had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armour
    • Whiteville [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteville
      • Whiteville [Columbus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Council
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 372 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whiteville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Council. See our List of 1890's Communities around Council.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Council ...

While our initial data about Council came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Council in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Council.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Council:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Council. See our Misc Page for Council for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Bladen County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Council. 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>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- Council) 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 Council. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CouncilOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Council. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4210, Longitude: -78.4675       In this case, the coordinates for Council have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Council, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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