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Welcome to Fort Defiance ...

Fort Defiance is located in Caldwell County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Fort Defiance: Ft. Defiance

Fort Defiance is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Fort Defiance: (828)

Communities Also Named Fort Defiance ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Fort Defiance - they are located in Arizona, South Dakota and Virginia.

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

Communities near Fort Defiance ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Fort Defiance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
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    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Fort Defiance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
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  • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
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    • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Fort Defiance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
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    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Fort Defiance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Valdese [Burke County]
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      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Fort Defiance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
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      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Fort Defiance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
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    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
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      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Fort Defiance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
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    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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      • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Fort Defiance
      • 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.
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    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
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      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Fort Defiance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
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      • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Fort Defiance
      • 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.
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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 Fort Defiance. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Defiance.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Defiance ...

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

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About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.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 Caldwell, 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 Fort Defiance - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Defiance) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Defiance. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0171, Longitude: -81.4951       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Defiance 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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