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Welcome to Darby ...

Darby is located in Wilkes County<1>.

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

Darby is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Darby is within the (336) area code.

Communities Also Named Darby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Darby - they are located in Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Quebec and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Darby ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Darby
    • 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<5>
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Darby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<5>
  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
  • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Darby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
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      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Darby
      • 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<5>
    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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      • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Darby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<5>
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cajah's Mountain
      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Darby
      • 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
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Darby
      • 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<5>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Darby
      • 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<5>
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Darby
      • 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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Darby ...

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

Adding Darby to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Wilkes County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wilkes County: www.wilkescounty.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 Wilkes, 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 Darby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Darby) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Darby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1212, Longitude: -81.4954       In this case, the coordinates for Darby 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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