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(Ashe County)

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Welcome to Grassy Creek ...

Grassy Creek is located in Ashe County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Grassy Creek: Grassy Crk. (or less commonly used: Grassy Ck. or Grassy Cr.)

Grassy Creek is 2,650 feet [808 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Grassy Creek is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Grassy Creek lies within the (336) area code.

The ZIP code for Grassy Creek: 28631<4>

Communities Also Named Grassy Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Grassy Creek: This one is located in Ashe County and the other is located in Mitchell County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 6 communities that are also named Grassy Creek - they are located in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Grassy Creek ...

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

  • Marion [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Smyth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Grassy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<6>
  • Sparta [Alleghany County]
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    • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Grassy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<6>
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Grassy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<6>
  • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Grassy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Independence [Grayson County]
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      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Grassy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<6>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
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      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Grassy Creek
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Grassy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<6>
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Grassy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<6>
    • Crumpler [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpler
      • Crumpler [Ashe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Grassy Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumpler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crumpler<6>
    • Helton [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helton
      • Helton [Ashe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Grassy Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helton

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grassy Creek ...

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

Adding Grassy Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Ashe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ashe County: www.ashecountygov.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 Ashe, 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 Grassy Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Grassy Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grassy Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 from Point A (ie- Grassy Creek) 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 Grassy Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grassy CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grassy Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5737, Longitude: -81.3887       In this case, the coordinates for Grassy Creek 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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