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Welcome to Earl ...

The town of Earl is located in Cleveland County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Earl has a population of 257 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Earl is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Earl: (704) & (980)<5>

Websites for Earl ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.clevelandchamber.org/

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Earl had an population of 257 people. This is a decrease of 1.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Earl had a population of 260 people. This makes Earl the county's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 260 people, the population of Earl increased 11.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 234 people).

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

Communities Also Named Earl ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Earl - they are located in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Earl ...

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

  • Shelby [Cleveland County]
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    • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Earl
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,145 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<7>
  • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
    • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Earl
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<7>
  • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
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    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Earl
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<7>
  • Clover [York County]
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    • Clover [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Earl
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
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      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Earl
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<7>
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
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      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Earl
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<7>
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
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      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Earl
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<7>
    • Cowpens [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpens
      • Cowpens [Spartanburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Earl
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowpens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowpens<7>
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
    • Belwood [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belwood
      • Belwood [Cleveland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Earl
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belwood

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Earl ...

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

Adding Earl to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cleveland County: www.clevelandcounty.com/

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 Cleveland, 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 Earl.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Earl - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>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- Earl) 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 Earl. 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 EarlOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Earl. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1956, Longitude: -81.5344       In this case, the coordinates for Earl have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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