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Welcome to Gulf ...

Gulf is located in Chatham County<1>.

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

Gulf is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Gulf: (919) and (984)<4>

Communities Also Named Gulf ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Gulf - they are located in California, Missouri and Texas.

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

Communities near Gulf ...

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

  • Sanford [Lee County]
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    • Sanford [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Gulf
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,361 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<6>
  • Siler City [Chatham County]
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    • Siler City [Chatham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Gulf
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,415 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siler City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Siler City<6>
  • Pittsboro [Chatham County]
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    • Pittsboro [Chatham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Gulf
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,419 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsboro<6>
  • Carthage [Moore County]
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    • Carthage [Moore County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Gulf
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,595 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Broadway [Lee County]
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      • Broadway [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Gulf
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<6>
    • Robbins [Moore County]
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      • Robbins [Moore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Gulf
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robbins<6>
    • Cameron [Moore County]
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      • Cameron [Moore County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Gulf
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cameron<6>
    • Goldston [Chatham County]
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      • Goldston [Chatham County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Gulf
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldston<6>
    • Carbonton [Chatham County]
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      • Carbonton [Chatham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Gulf
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbonton
    • Glenwood Village [Lee County]
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      • Glenwood Village [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Gulf
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Village

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gulf ...

Looking for more information about Gulf? 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 Gulf, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Gulf.

Adding Gulf to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Chatham County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chatham County: www.co.chatham.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 Chatham, 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 Gulf - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<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- Gulf) 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 Gulf. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GulfOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gulf. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5604, Longitude: -79.2817       In this case, the coordinates for Gulf 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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