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Welcome to Fairplains ...

Fairplains is located in Wilkes County<1>.

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

Fairplains is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Fairplains: (336)

Communities near Fairplains ...

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

  • Elkin [Surry County]
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    • Elkin [Surry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Fairplains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,001 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkin<5>
  • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Fairplains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<5>
  • Jonesville [Yadkin County]
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    • Jonesville [Yadkin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Fairplains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,206 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<5>
  • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Fairplains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arlington [Yadkin County]
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      • Arlington [Yadkin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Fairplains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ronda [Wilkes County]
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      • Ronda [Wilkes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Fairplains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronda<5>
    • Love Valley [Iredell County]
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      • Love Valley [Iredell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Fairplains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Love Valley<5>
    • Hays [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Fairplains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hays<5>
    • Millers Creek [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Creek
      • Millers Creek [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Fairplains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millers Creek<5>
    • Stokes [Wilkes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokes
      • Stokes [Wilkes County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Fairplains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairplains ...

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

Adding Fairplains to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Wilkes County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wilkes County: www.wilkescounty.net/

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 Wilkes, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairplains - 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 from Point A (ie- Fairplains) 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 Fairplains. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FairplainsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairplains. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1985, Longitude: -81.1529       In this case, the coordinates for Fairplains 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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