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Welcome to Council ...

Council is located in Bladen County<1>.

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

Council is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Council is within the (910) area code.

Communities Also Named Council ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Council - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Oklahoma (2) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Council ...

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

  • Whiteville [Columbus County]
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    • Whiteville [Columbus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Elizabethtown [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown [Bladen County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Waccamaw
    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Brunswick [Columbus County]
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    • Brunswick [Columbus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Northwest [Brunswick County]
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      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest
    • White Lake [Bladen County]
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      • White Lake [Bladen County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> 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<5>
    • Clarkton [Bladen County]
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      • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> 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<5>
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> 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<5>
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Arcadia
      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Council
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Arcadia
    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandyfield
      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> 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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Council ...

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

Adding Council to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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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>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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Council - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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).
<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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