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Fletcher, North Carolina
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Welcome to Fletcher ...

The town of Fletcher is located in Henderson County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fletcher has a population of 8,363 people<3> (see below for details).

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

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 (or 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 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 (with 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 have 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.

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Fletcher
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<6>
  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Fletcher
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<6>
  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Fletcher
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<6>
  • Brevard [Transylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
    • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Fletcher
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfin
      • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Fletcher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<6>
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaverville
      • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Fletcher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<6>
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Fletcher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<6>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Fletcher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<6>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Fletcher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Fletcher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<6>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fletcher was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Henderson County

About North Carolina

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Henderson, 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 Fletcher.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fletcher - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fletcher) 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 Fletcher. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FletcherOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fletcher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4319, Longitude: -82.5034       In this case, the coordinates for Fletcher 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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