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Welcome to Garner ...

The town of Garner is located in Wake County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Garner has a population of 31,480 people<3> (see below for details).

Garner was established in 1847.

The community of Garner is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Garner: (919) and (984)<5>

Websites for Garner ...

Official Website:   www.ci.garner.nc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.garnerchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Garner had an population of 31,480 people. This is an increase of 22.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 77.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Garner had a population of 25,745 people. This makes Garner the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Garner represents 0.27% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,745 people, the population of Garner increased 44.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,757 people).

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

Adding Garner to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Garner ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Garner - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Mississippi, Missouri and Texas.

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

Communities near Garner ...

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

  • Raleigh [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
    • Raleigh [Wake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Garner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<7>
  • Cary [Chatham County]
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    • Cary [Chatham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Garner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 173,587 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<7>
  • Apex [Wake County]
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    • Apex [Wake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Garner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,388 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apex<7>
  • Holly Springs [Wake County]
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    • Holly Springs [Wake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Garner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,882 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County]
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      • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Garner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuquay-Varina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuquay-Varina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fuquay-Varina<7>
    • Morrisville [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
      • Morrisville [Durham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Garner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<7>
    • Clayton [Johnston County]
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      • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Garner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<7>
    • Knightdale [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightdale
      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Garner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<7>
    • Wendell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendell
      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Garner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<7>
    • Rolesville [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolesville
      • Rolesville [Wake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Garner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolesville<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Garner ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Wake County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Garner: www.ci.garner.nc.us/

The official website for Wake County: www.wakegov.com/

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 Wake, 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 Garner.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Garner - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>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- Garner) 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 Garner. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GarnerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6941, Longitude: -78.6225       In this case, the coordinates for Garner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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