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Welcome to Erwin ...

The town of Erwin is located in Harnett County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Erwin has a population of 5,173 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Erwin is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Erwin lies within the (910) area code.

The ZIP code for Erwin: 28339<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Erwin had an population of 5,173 people. This is an increase of 17.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Erwin had a population of 4,405 people. This makes Erwin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Erwin represents 0.05% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 147th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,405 people, the population of Erwin decreased 2.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,537 people).

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

Communities Also Named Erwin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Erwin - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Erwin ...

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

  • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County]
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    • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Erwin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuquay-Varina have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuquay-Varina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fuquay-Varina<7>
  • Spring Lake [Cumberland County]
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    • Spring Lake [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Erwin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Lake<7>
  • Dunn [Harnett County]
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    • Dunn [Harnett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Erwin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,684 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn<7>
  • Angier [Harnett County]
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    • Angier [Harnett County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Erwin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,494 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angier<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Benson [Johnston County]
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      • Benson [Johnston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Erwin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<7>
    • Eastover [Cumberland County]
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      • Eastover [Cumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Erwin
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
    • Lillington [Harnett County]
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      • Lillington [Harnett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Erwin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lillington<7>
    • Coats [Harnett County]
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      • Coats [Harnett County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Erwin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coats<7>
    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
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      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Erwin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<7>
    • Wade [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
      • Wade [Cumberland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Erwin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wade<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Erwin ...

Looking for more information about Erwin? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Erwin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Erwin.

Adding Erwin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Erwin 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 Erwin was on a map titled Road Map for North Carolina (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harnett County: www.harnett.org/

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 Harnett, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Erwin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Erwin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Erwin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Erwin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Erwin) 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 Erwin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ErwinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Erwin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3279, Longitude: -78.6760    
<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.
<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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