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Welcome to Graham ...

The city of Graham is located in Alamance County<1> and is the County Seat for Alamance County.

The pronunciation of Graham: GRAY-um<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Graham has a population of 15,637 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Graham is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Graham is within the (336) area code.

Websites for Graham ...

Official Website:   www.cityofgraham.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.alamancechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Graham had an population of 15,637 people. This is an increase of 10.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Graham had a population of 14,153 people (which is 9.36% of the total population of Alamance County). This makes Graham the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Graham represents 0.15% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,153 people, the population of Graham increased 10.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,833 people).

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

Communities Also Named Graham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Graham - they are located in Alabama, Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas (4), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Graham ...

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

  • Mebane [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mebane
    • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Graham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mebane have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<7>
  • Elon [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elon
    • Elon [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Graham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,186 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon
  • Gibsonville [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibsonville
    • Gibsonville [Alamance County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Graham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,397 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsonville<7>
  • Hillsborough [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsborough
    • Hillsborough [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Graham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,226 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsborough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsborough<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elon College [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elon College
      • Elon College [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Graham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon College came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon College
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elon College<7>
    • Liberty [Randolph County]
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      • Liberty [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Graham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<7>
    • Sedalia [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedalia
      • Sedalia [Guilford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Graham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedalia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedalia
    • Whitsett [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitsett
      • Whitsett [Guilford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Graham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitsett have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitsett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitsett<7>
    • Ossipee [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossipee
      • Ossipee [Alamance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Graham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossipee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossipee
    • Carolina [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Alamance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Graham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Graham. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Graham.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Graham ...

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

Adding Graham to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Alamance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Graham: www.cityofgraham.com/

The official website for Alamance County: www.alamance-nc.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 Alamance, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Graham. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Graham.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Graham - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Graham) 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 Graham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GrahamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Graham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0693, Longitude: -79.4003    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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