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Welcome to Grifton ...

The town of Grifton is primarily located in Pitt County<1>. A portion of Grifton extends into Lenoir County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grifton has a population of 2,696 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Grifton is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Grifton is located in the (252) area code.

The ZIP code for Grifton: 28530<4>

Websites for Grifton ...

Official Website: www.grifton.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grifton had an population of 2,696 people. This is an increase of 3.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grifton had a population of 2,617 people. This makes Grifton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Grifton represents 0.03% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 220th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,617 people, the population of Grifton increased 26.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,073 people).

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

Communities Also Named Grifton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Grifton: This one is located in Pitt County and the other is located in Lenoir County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 3 communities that are also named Grifton - they are located in Manitoba and Maryland.

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

Communities near Grifton ...

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

  • Greenville [Pitt County]
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    • Greenville [Pitt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Grifton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,779 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<7>
  • Kinston [Lenoir County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinston
    • Kinston [Lenoir County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Grifton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,849 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinston<7>
  • Winterville [Pitt County]
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    • Winterville [Pitt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Grifton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,132 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterville<7>
  • Ayden [Pitt County]
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    • Ayden [Pitt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Grifton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ayden<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Farmville [Pitt County]
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      • Farmville [Pitt County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Grifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Snow Hill [Greene County]
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      • Snow Hill [Greene County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Grifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill<7>
    • Vanceboro [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanceboro
      • Vanceboro [Craven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Grifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vanceboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanceboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vanceboro<7>
    • Simpson [Pitt County]
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      • Simpson [Pitt County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Grifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
    • Grimesland [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimesland
      • Grimesland [Pitt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Grifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimesland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimesland
    • Hookerton [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookerton
      • Hookerton [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Grifton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookerton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hookerton<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 Grifton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grifton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grifton ...

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

Adding Grifton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Pitt County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grifton: www.grifton.com/

The official website for Pitt County: www.co.pitt.nc.us/

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 Pitt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grifton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grifton - 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 town (such as Grifton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grifton 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- Grifton) 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 Grifton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GriftonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grifton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3740, Longitude: -77.4370    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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