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Welcome to Hot Springs ...

The town of Hot Springs is located in Madison County<1>.



Hot Springs was established in 1828.

A typical abbreviation for Hot Springs: Hot Spgs. (or less commonly used: Hot Spngs. or Hot Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hot Springs has a population of 572 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Hot Springs is 1,330 feet [405 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Hot Springs: (828)

The ZIP code for Hot Springs: 28743<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hot Springs had an population of 572 people. This is an increase of 2.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hot Springs had a population of 560 people. This makes Hot Springs the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 560 people, the population of Hot Springs decreased 13.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 645 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hot Springs.

Communities Also Named Hot Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 29 communities that are also named Hot Springs - they are located in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California (4), Colorado, Idaho, Montana (2), Nevada (7), New Mexico, Oregon (2), South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah (3), Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Hot Springs ...

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

  • Greeneville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Forest Hills
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
    • Forest Hills is located in Greene County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 5,027 people
  • Pleasant View
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
    • Pleasant View is located in Greene County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,251 people
  • Tusculum
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tusculum have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tusculum
    • Tusculum is located in Greene County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,669 people
  • West Myers
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Myers have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Myers
    • West Myers is located in Cocke County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,282 people
  • Mars Hill
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Marshall
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Henshaw ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henshaw
    • Henshaw is located in Greene County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 470 people
  • Water Fork Mill
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Fork Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Fork Mill
    • Water Fork Mill is located in Greene County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 445 people
  • Parrottsville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parrottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrottsville
    • Parrottsville is located in Cocke County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 283 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parrottsville <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hot Springs ...

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

Adding Hot Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hot Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hot Springs was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Hot Springs post office opened in 1886.

We also found Hot Springs in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hot Springs.

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

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 Madison, 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 Hot Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hot Springs - 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 Hot Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hot Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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