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Welcome to Mitchell County ...

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

The community of Bakersville is the Seat for Mitchell County.

Mitchell County was founded in 1861. Mitchell was created by taking area from Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga and Yancey Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Mitchell had a population of 14,928 people. This is a decrease of 4.18% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,579 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mitchell represented 0.16% of the total population of North Carolina.

Websites of Interest ...

  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.




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