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Our Genealogy Helper for Creston ...

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 Creston (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 Creston. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Creston is located in Ashe 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 Ashe County: Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes, Johnson (TN) & Grayson (VA).

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

  • Ashe County     (The home county of Creston)
    • Ashland [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Ashe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Comet [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
      • Comet [Ashe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comet
    • Warrensville [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrensville
      • Warrensville [Ashe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrensville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrensville<3>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<3>
    • Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<3>
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<3>
    • Todd [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Todd
      • Todd [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Todd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Todd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Todd<3>
    • Fleetwood [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleetwood
      • Fleetwood [Ashe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleetwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleetwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fleetwood<3>
    • Helton [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helton
      • Helton [Ashe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helton
    • Brownwood [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownwood
      • Brownwood [Ashe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownwood
    • Wagoner [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagoner
      • Wagoner [Ashe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagoner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagoner
    • Crumpler [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpler
      • Crumpler [Ashe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumpler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crumpler<3>
  • Alleghany County
    • Scottville [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottville
      • Scottville [Alleghany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottville<3>
    • Topia [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topia
      • Topia [Alleghany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topia
    • Laurel Springs [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Springs
      • Laurel Springs [Alleghany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Springs<3>
    • Piney Creek [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Creek
      • Piney Creek [Alleghany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piney Creek<3>
    • Amelia [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amelia
      • Amelia [Alleghany County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amelia
    • Sparta [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<3>
    • Glade Valley [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Valley
      • Glade Valley [Alleghany County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Valley<3>
    • Ennice [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennice
      • Ennice [Alleghany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennice<3>
    • Roaring Gap [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Gap
      • Roaring Gap [Alleghany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roaring Gap<3>
  • Avery County
    • Mount Gilead [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gilead
      • Mount Gilead [Avery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Gilead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gilead
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<3>
    • Seven Devils [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Devils
      • Seven Devils [Avery County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Devils have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Devils
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seven Devils<3>
    • Whaley [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whaley
      • Whaley [Avery County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whaley
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<3>
    • Sugar Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Mountain
      • Sugar Mountain [Avery County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Mountain
    • Grandfather [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfather
      • Grandfather [Avery County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfather
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<3>
    • Linville [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Avery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linville<3>
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<3>
    • Montezuma [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
      • Montezuma [Avery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
    • Vale [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Avery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
  • Burke County
  • Caldwell County
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<3>
    • Mulberry [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Caldwell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Patterson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson
      • Patterson [Caldwell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson
    • Rufus [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rufus
      • Rufus [Caldwell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rufus
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
    • Collettsville [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collettsville
      • Collettsville [Caldwell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collettsville<3>
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
      • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
      • Former name for Lenoir:
      • Tucker's Barn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<3>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cajah's Mountain
      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cajah's Mountain
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • 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<3>
  • Surry County
    • Thurmond [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Surry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thurmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<3>
  • Watauga County
    • Zionville [Watauga County]
    • Mabel [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabel
      • Mabel [Watauga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
    • Moretz [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moretz
      • Moretz [Watauga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moretz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moretz
    • Deep Gap [Watauga County]
    • Laxon [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laxon
      • Laxon [Watauga County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laxon
    • Rutherwood [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherwood
      • Rutherwood [Watauga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherwood
    • Sugar Grove [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Watauga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Grove<3>
    • Vilas [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilas
      • Vilas [Watauga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vilas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vilas<3>
    • Boone [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
      • Boone [Watauga County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<3>
    • Bamboo [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bamboo
      • Bamboo [Watauga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bamboo
    • Stony Fork [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Fork
      • Stony Fork [Watauga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Fork
    • Valle Crucis [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valle Crucis
      • Valle Crucis [Watauga County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valle Crucis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valle Crucis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valle Crucis<3>
  • Wilkes County
    • McGrady [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGrady
      • McGrady [Wilkes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGrady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGrady
    • Wilbar [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbar
      • Wilbar [Wilkes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbar
    • Mount Pleasant [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Wilkes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Purlear [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purlear
      • Purlear [Wilkes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purlear have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purlear
    • Ferguson [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferguson
      • Ferguson [Wilkes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferguson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferguson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferguson<3>
    • Millers Creek [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Creek
      • Millers Creek [Wilkes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millers Creek<3>
    • Mulberry [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wilkes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Abshers [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abshers
      • Abshers [Wilkes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abshers
    • Moxley [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moxley
      • Moxley [Wilkes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moxley
    • Cricket [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cricket
      • Cricket [Wilkes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cricket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cricket
    • Fairplains [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplains
      • Fairplains [Wilkes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplains
    • Hays [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Wilkes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hays<3>
  • Carter County (TN)
    • Buladeen [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buladeen
      • Buladeen [Carter County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Former names for Buladeen:
      • Colesville
      • Magnetic
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buladeen
    • Shell Creek [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
      • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<3>
    • Hunter [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
      • Hunter [Carter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
    • Hampton [Carter County]
    • Elizabethton [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
      • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<3>
    • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodby Hill
      • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodby Hill
    • Watauga [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watauga
      • Watauga [Carter County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watauga
  • Johnson County (TN)
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trade [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<3>
    • Mountain City [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
      • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<3>
    • Fuller [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
      • Fuller [Johnson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller
    • Shingletown [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shingletown
      • Shingletown [Johnson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
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    • Winchester [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Norris [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Johnson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
    • Butler [Johnson County]
  • Sullivan County (TN)
    • Ruthton [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthton
      • Ruthton [Sullivan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruthton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthton
    • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Hills
      • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Hills
    • Bristol [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Sullivan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<3>
    • Bluff City [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Sullivan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,672 people
      • Former name for Bluff City:
      • Zollicoffer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
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    • Collingwood [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
      • Collingwood [Sullivan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Galloway Mill [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galloway Mill
      • Galloway Mill [Sullivan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 665 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galloway Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galloway Mill
    • Piney Flats [Sullivan County]
    • Cross [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross
      • Cross [Sullivan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
    • Blountville [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blountville
      • Blountville [Sullivan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountville<3>
  • Washington County (TN)
    • East Ridge [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
      • East Ridge [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
  • Bristol City (VA)
    • Bristol [Bristol City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol City] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<3>
  • Grayson County (VA)
    • Whitetop [Grayson County]
    • Rugby [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rugby
      • Rugby [Grayson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rugby
    • Mouth-of-Wilson [Grayson County]
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<3>
    • Independence [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<3>
    • Elk Creek [Grayson County]
  • Smyth County (VA)
    • Adwolf [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adwolf
      • Adwolf [Smyth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adwolf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adwolf
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
      • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie<3>
    • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Mile Ford
      • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Mile Ford
    • Sugar Grove [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Smyth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Marion [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Smyth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Mount Carmel [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
      • Mount Carmel [Smyth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<3>
    • Saltville [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
      • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville<3>
  • Washington County (VA)
    • Green Cove [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Cove
      • Green Cove [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Cove
    • Damascus [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<3>
    • Friendship [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Alvarado [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvarado
      • Alvarado [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvarado
    • Lodi [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodi
      • Lodi [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
    • Loves Mill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loves Mill
      • Loves Mill [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loves Mill
    • Green Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Spring
      • Green Spring [Washington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Spring
    • Fleet [Washington County]
    • Glade Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Spring
      • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,402 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring<3>
    • Abingdon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abingdon
      • Abingdon [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,856 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
    • Clinchburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinchburg
      • Clinchburg [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinchburg
    • Glenford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenford
      • Glenford [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenford
  • Wythe County (VA)
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Retreat
      • Rural Retreat [Wythe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Retreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Retreat<3>
    • Crockett [Wythe County]

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

Newspapers Published in Creston ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Creston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Creston, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Creston.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Creston:

  • 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 Tennessee
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Creston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Creston.

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 Creston covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mock Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mock Cemetery
  • Johnson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Cemetery
  • Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
  • Graybeal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graybeal Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graybeal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graybeal Cemetery
  • Maxwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maxwell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maxwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell Cemetery
  • Roark Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roark Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roark Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roark Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Milam Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Milam Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Milam Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milam Cemetery
    • Pennington Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pennington Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pennington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington Cemetery
    • Oliver Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oliver Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oliver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver Cemetery
    • Nelson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nelson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nelson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson Cemetery
    • Humphrey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Humphrey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Humphrey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humphrey Cemetery
    • Woodard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodard Cemetery
    • Lewis Cemetery
    • Allen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Cemetery
    • Sutherland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sutherland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sutherland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherland 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.<4>

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

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

  • Creston [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
    • Creston [Ashe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Creston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Creston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<3>
  • Fig [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fig
    • Fig [Ashe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fig had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fig
  • Clifton [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Ashe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clifton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
  • Roten [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roten
    • Roten [Ashe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Creston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roten had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roten have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roten
  • Sutherland [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherland
    • Sutherland [Ashe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sutherland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutherland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherland
  • Dresden [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dresden
    • Dresden [Ashe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dresden had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dresden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dresden
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    • Comet [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
      • Comet [Ashe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Comet had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comet
    • Osborn [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborn
      • Osborn [Johnson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Creston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Osborn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
    • Baldwin [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
      • Baldwin [Ashe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baldwin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
    • Beaver Creek [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Ashe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Creston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 205 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Beaver Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
    • Apple Grove [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
      • Apple Grove [Ashe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Creston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
    • Trade [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Trade had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<3>
    • Grayson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
      • Grayson [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Creston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grayson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayson
    • Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Creston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 413 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<3>
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Creston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lansing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Creston ...

While our initial data about Creston came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Creston 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 Creston.

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 Creston:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Ashe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Creston. 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>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Creston) 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 Creston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CrestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Creston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4279, Longitude: -81.6237       In this case, the coordinates for Creston 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>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 Creston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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