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Welcome to Gibson ...

The town of Gibson is located in Scotland County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gibson has a population of 499 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Gibson is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Gibson lies within the (910) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gibson had an population of 499 people. This is a decrease of 7.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gibson had a population of 540 people. This makes Gibson the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 540 people, the population of Gibson decreased 7.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 584 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gibson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Gibson - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas (2), California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Mexico (3), New York (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Gibson ...

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

  • Laurinburg [Scotland County]
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    • Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Gibson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,896 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurinburg<6>
  • Rockingham [Richmond County]
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    • Rockingham [Richmond County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Gibson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,520 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockingham<6>
  • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
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    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Gibson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennettsville<6>
  • Hamlet [Richmond County]
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    • Hamlet [Richmond County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Gibson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlet<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cheraw [Chesterfield County]
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      • Cheraw [Chesterfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<6>
    • Maxton [Robeson County]
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      • Maxton [Robeson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxton<6>
    • McColl [Marlboro County]
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      • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McColl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McColl<6>
    • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County]
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      • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbins Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wagram [Scotland County]
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      • Wagram [Scotland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagram have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagram<6>
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
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      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<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 Gibson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gibson.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gibson ...

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

Adding Gibson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gibson 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 Gibson was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Gibson on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scotland County: www.scotlandcounty.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 Scotland, 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 Gibson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gibson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gibson) 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 Gibson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GibsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7595, Longitude: -79.6069       In this case, the coordinates for Gibson 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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