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Welcome to Hamlet ...

The city of Hamlet is located in Richmond County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hamlet has a population of 6,386 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Hamlet is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Hamlet is within the boundaries of the (910) area code.

The ZIP code for Hamlet: 28345<4>

Websites for Hamlet ...

Official Website:   www.hamletnc.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.richmondcountychamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hamlet had an population of 6,386 people. This is a decrease of 1.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hamlet had a population of 6,495 people (or 13.93% of the total population of Richmond County). This makes Hamlet the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hamlet represents 0.07% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,495 people, the population of Hamlet increased 7.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,018 people).

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

Communities Also Named Hamlet ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Hamlet - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Hamlet ...

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

  • Laurinburg [Scotland County]
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    • Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Hamlet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,896 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurinburg<7>
  • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
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    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Hamlet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennettsville<7>
  • Cheraw [Chesterfield County]
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    • Cheraw [Chesterfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Hamlet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<7>
  • McColl [Marlboro County]
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    • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Hamlet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,943 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McColl
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McColl<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ellerbe [Richmond County]
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      • Ellerbe [Richmond County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Hamlet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellerbe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellerbe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellerbe<7>
    • Wagram [Scotland County]
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      • Wagram [Scotland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Hamlet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagram have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagram<7>
    • Hoffman [Richmond County]
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      • Hoffman [Richmond County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Hamlet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman
    • Gibson [Scotland County]
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      • Gibson [Scotland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Hamlet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson<7>
    • Lilesville [Anson County]
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      • Lilesville [Anson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Hamlet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilesville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lilesville<7>
    • Morven [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morven
      • Morven [Anson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Hamlet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
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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 Hamlet. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hamlet.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamlet. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hamlet.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hamlet ...

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

Adding Hamlet to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hamlet: www.hamletnc.org/

The official website for Richmond County: www.co.richmond.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 Richmond, 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 Hamlet.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hamlet - 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 city (such as Hamlet). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hamlet 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hamlet) 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 Hamlet. 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 HamletOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamlet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8852, Longitude: -79.6960    
<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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