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Welcome to Holly Ridge ...

The town of Holly Ridge is located in Onslow County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Holly Ridge: Holly Rdg. (or less commonly used: Holly Rdge. or Holly Ridg.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Holly Ridge has a population of 2,841 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Holly Ridge is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Holly Ridge: (910)

Websites for Holly Ridge ...

Official Website: www.hollyspringsnc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Holly Ridge had an population of 2,841 people. This is an increase of 124.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 241.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Holly Ridge had a population of 1,268 people. This makes Holly Ridge the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Holly Ridge represents 0.01% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 306th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,268 people, the population of Holly Ridge increased 52.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 831 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Holly Ridge.

Communities Also Named Holly Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Holly Ridge - they are located in Delaware, Louisiana (3), Mississippi (2), South Carolina and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Holly Ridge ...

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

  • Jacksonville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Holly Ridge and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<6>
  • Surf City (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surf City
    • Surf City lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Holly Ridge and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surf City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surf City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surf City<6>
  • North Topsail Beach (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Topsail Beach
    • North Topsail Beach lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Holly Ridge and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Topsail Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Topsail Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Topsail Beach<6>
  • Topsail Beach (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail Beach
    • Topsail Beach lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Holly Ridge and is located in Pender County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Topsail Beach<6>
  • Folkstone (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folkstone
    • Folkstone lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Holly Ridge and is located in Onslow County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folkstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folkstone
  • Sneads Ferry (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Topsail (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail
    • Topsail lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Holly Ridge and is located in Pender County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail
  • Peru (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
    • Peru lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Holly Ridge and is located in Onslow County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
  • Hampstead (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Brown Town (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown Town
    • Brown Town lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Holly Ridge and is located in Pender County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Holly Ridge ...

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

Adding Holly Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Holly Ridge on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Holly Ridge

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Onslow County

About North Carolina

The official website for Holly Ridge: www.hollyspringsnc.us/

The official website for Onslow County: www.co.onslow.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 Onslow, 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 Holly Ridge.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Holly Ridge - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Holly Ridge) 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 Holly Ridge. 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 Holly RidgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holly Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4868, Longitude: -77.5495       In this case, the coordinates for Holly Ridge 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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