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Welcome to Haw River ...

The town of Haw River is located in Alamance County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Haw River: Haw Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Haw River has a population of 2,517 people<3> (see below for details).

Haw River was established in 1745.

The community of Haw River is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Haw River is within the boundaries of the (336) area code.

Websites for Haw River ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.alamancechamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Haw River, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Haw River had an population of 2,517 people. This is an increase of 9.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Haw River had a population of 2,298 people. This makes Haw River the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Haw River represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 231st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,298 people, the population of Haw River increased 20.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,908 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Haw River.

Adding Haw River to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Communities near Haw River ...

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

  • Burlington [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington [Alamance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Haw River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<6>
  • Carrboro [Orange County]
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    • Carrboro [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Haw River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrboro<6>
  • Mebane [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mebane
    • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Haw River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mebane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<6>
  • Elon [Alamance County]
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    • Elon [Alamance County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Haw River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,186 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gibsonville [Alamance County]
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      • Gibsonville [Alamance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Haw River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,397 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsonville<6>
    • Hillsborough [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsborough
      • Hillsborough [Orange County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Haw River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsborough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsborough<6>
    • Elon College [Alamance County]
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      • Elon College [Alamance County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Haw River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon College came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon College
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elon College<6>
    • Swepsonville [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swepsonville
      • Swepsonville [Alamance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Haw River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swepsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swepsonville
    • Alamance [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamance
      • Alamance [Alamance County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Haw River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamance
    • Sedalia [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedalia
      • Sedalia [Guilford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Haw River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedalia

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Haw River ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alamance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Alamance County: www.alamance-nc.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 Alamance, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Haw River.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Haw River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Haw River) 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 Haw River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Haw RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haw River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0931, Longitude: -79.3607       In this case, the coordinates for Haw River 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.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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