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Welcome to Fletcher ...
The location of Fletcher has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Fletcher, you might consider that their post office opened in 1886.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Fletcher has a population of 8,363 people<3> (see below for details).
Fletcher is 2,090 feet [637 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Fletcher lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Fletcher is located in the (828) area code.
Websites for Fletcher ...
Official Website: www.fletchernc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fletcher had an population of 8,363 people. This is an increase of 16.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 99.83% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Fletcher had a population of 7,187 people (which is 6.73% of the total population of Henderson County). This makes Fletcher the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Fletcher represents 0.08% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 105th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 7,187 people, the population of Fletcher increased 71.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,185 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Fletcher.
Communities Also Named Fletcher ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two North Carolina communities named Fletcher: This one is located in Henderson County and the other is located in Wilkes County.
Beyond North Carolina, there are 29 communities that are also named Fletcher - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fletcher.
Communities near Fletcher ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fletcher.
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 Fletcher. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fletcher.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fletcher. 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 Fletcher.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fletcher. See our Newspapers Page for Fletcher.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fletcher ...
Looking for more information about Fletcher? 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 Fletcher, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fletcher.
Adding Fletcher to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Fletcher in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Fletcher was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>
We also found Fletcher in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Fletcher.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Fletcher: www.fletchernc.org/
The official website for Henderson County: www.hendersoncountync.org/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Sep 2023