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Welcome to Fayetteville ...

The city of Fayetteville is located in Cumberland County<1> and is the County Seat for Cumberland County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fayetteville has a population of 212,093 people<3> (see below for details).

Fayetteville was established in 1762.

The community of Fayetteville is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Fayetteville: (910)

Websites for Fayetteville ...

Official Website:   www.cityoffayetteville.org/

Junior League:   www.jlfay.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fayetteville had an population of 212,093 people. This is an increase of 5.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 75.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fayetteville had a population of 200,564 people (which is 62.79% of the total population of Cumberland County). This makes Fayetteville the county's most populous community.

The population of Fayetteville represents 2.1% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 200,564 people, the population of Fayetteville increased 65.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 121,015 people).

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

Communities Also Named Fayetteville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Fayetteville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Fayetteville ...

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

  • Hope Mills [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Mills
    • Hope Mills [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Fayetteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,848 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Mills<6>
  • Spring Lake [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
    • Spring Lake [Cumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Fayetteville
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Lake<6>
  • Raeford [Hoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raeford
    • Raeford [Hoke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Fayetteville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,956 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raeford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raeford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raeford<6>
  • Eastover [Cumberland County]
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    • Eastover [Cumberland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Fayetteville
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,677 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Pauls [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pauls
      • Saint Pauls [Robeson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pauls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Pauls<6>
    • Stedman [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stedman
      • Stedman [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stedman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stedman<6>
    • Wade [Cumberland County]
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      • Wade [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wade<6>
    • Parkton [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkton
      • Parkton [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkton<6>
    • Rennert [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rennert
      • Rennert [Robeson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rennert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rennert
    • Falcon [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Fayetteville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fayetteville. Our list includes 66 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fayetteville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fayetteville ...

Looking for more information about Fayetteville? 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 Fayetteville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fayetteville.

Adding Fayetteville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fayetteville: www.cityoffayetteville.org/

The official website for Cumberland County: www.co.cumberland.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 Cumberland, 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 Fayetteville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fayetteville - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fayetteville) 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 Fayetteville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FayettevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fayetteville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0603, Longitude: -78.9517       In this case, the coordinates for Fayetteville 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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