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Welcome to Drexel ...

The town of Drexel is located in Burke County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Drexel has a population of 1,861 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Drexel.

Drexel is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Drexel: (828)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Drexel had an population of 1,861 people. This is an increase of 0.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Drexel had a population of 1,858 people. This makes Drexel the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Drexel represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 257th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,858 people, the population of Drexel decreased 4.13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,938 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Drexel.

Communities Also Named Drexel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Drexel - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Ohio and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Drexel ...

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

  • Hickory [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Drexel
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Drexel
    • 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<6>
  • Morganton [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Drexel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<6>
  • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmills
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Drexel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Drexel
      • 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.<2> 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]<5> to the east of Drexel
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<6>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Drexel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Drexel
      • 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<6>
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cajah's Mountain
      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Drexel
      • 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
    • Hildebran [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildebran
      • Hildebran [Burke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Drexel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hildebran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildebran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildebran<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drexel ...

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

Adding Drexel to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Burke County: www.co.burke.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 Burke, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Drexel.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Drexel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Drexel) 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 Drexel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DrexelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drexel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7566, Longitude: -81.6083       In this case, the coordinates for Drexel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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