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Welcome to Double Island ...

Double Island is located in Yancey County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Double Island: Double Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Double Island is 2,460 feet [750 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Double Island is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Double Island: (828)

Websites for Double Island ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yanceychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Double Island, the following might be of interest:

Communities near Double Island ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Double Island
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Erwin [Unicoi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Double Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<5>
  • Unicoi [Unicoi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unicoi
    • Unicoi [Unicoi County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Double Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,579 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unicoi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unicoi<5>
  • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodby Hill
    • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Double Island
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodby Hill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Double Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Double Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
    • Banner Hill [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Hill
      • Banner Hill [Unicoi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Double Island
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Hill
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Double Island
      • 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<5>
    • Ernestville [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernestville
      • Ernestville [Unicoi County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Double Island
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernestville
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Double Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Double Island ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Yancey County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Yancey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Double Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Double Island) 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 Double Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Double IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Double Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9550, Longitude: -82.2046    
<4>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.
<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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