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Welcome to Draco ...

Draco is located in Caldwell County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Draco, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Draco is 1,530 feet [466 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Draco is located in the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Draco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Draco - they are located in Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Draco ...

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

  • Hickory [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Draco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Draco
    • 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<5>
  • Conover [Catawba County]
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    • Conover [Catawba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Draco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<5>
  • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmills
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Draco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Long View [Burke County]
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      • Long View [Burke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Draco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
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      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Draco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<5>
    • Valdese [Burke County]
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      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Draco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<5>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Draco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
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      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Draco
      • 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkesboro
      • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Draco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<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 Draco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Draco.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Draco ...

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

Adding Draco to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.nc.us/

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 Caldwell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Draco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Draco) 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 Draco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DracoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Draco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9431, Longitude: -81.3853       In this case, the coordinates for Draco 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.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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