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Welcome to Greens Creek ...

Greens Creek is located in Jackson County<1>.

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

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Greens Creek for more information about variations on the name of Greens Creek.

Greens Creek is 2,120 feet [646 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Greens Creek is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Greens Creek lies within the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Greens Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Greens Creek - they are located in Nova Scotia and Texas.

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

Communities near Greens Creek ...

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

  • Waynesville [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
    • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Greens Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<5>
  • Franklin [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Greens Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<5>
  • Sylva [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
    • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Greens Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<5>
  • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Greens Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
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    • Bryson City [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryson City
      • Bryson City [Swain County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Greens Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryson City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryson City<5>
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Greens Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<5>
    • Highlands [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highlands
      • Highlands [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Greens Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highlands<5>
    • Forest Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
      • Forest Hills [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Greens Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Forest Hills has also been known as:
      • Forest Hills village
      • Village of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hills<5>
    • Cullowhee [Jackson County]
    • Wilmot [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Greens Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greens Creek ...

Looking for more information about Greens 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Greens Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Greens Creek.

Adding Greens Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jackson County: www.jacksonnc.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 Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greens Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greens Creek) 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 Greens Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greens CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greens Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3293, Longitude: -83.2627    
<4>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.
<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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