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Welcome to Cullowhee ...

Cullowhee is located in Jackson County<1>.

The pronunciation of Cullowhee: CULL-uh-shee<2>

Cullowhee is 2,110 feet [643 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Cullowhee is located in the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Cullowhee: 28723<4>

Communities near Cullowhee ...

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

  • Waynesville [Haywood County]
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    • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Cullowhee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<7>
  • Franklin [Macon County]
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    • Franklin [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Cullowhee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>
  • Sylva [Jackson County]
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    • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Cullowhee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<7>
  • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Cullowhee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bryson City [Swain County]
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      • Bryson City [Swain County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Cullowhee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryson City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryson City<7>
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
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      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Cullowhee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<7>
    • Highlands [Jackson County]
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      • Highlands [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Cullowhee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highlands<7>
    • Webster [Jackson County]
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      • Webster [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Cullowhee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Cullowhee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<7>
    • Greens Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Creek
      • Greens Creek [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Cullowhee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Creek

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cullowhee ...

Looking for more information about Cullowhee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cullowhee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cullowhee.

Adding Cullowhee to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jackson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cullowhee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jackson County: www.jacksonnc.org/

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 Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Cullowhee. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cullowhee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Cullowhee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cullowhee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cullowhee) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cullowhee. 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 CullowheeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cullowhee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3118, Longitude: -83.1801    
<6>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.
<7>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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