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Jefferson, North Carolina
Welcome to Jefferson ...
The location of Jefferson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Jefferson has a population of 1,539 people<3> (see below for details).
Jefferson was established in 1799.
The community of Jefferson is 2,920 feet [890 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Jefferson is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Jefferson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Jefferson lies within the (336) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jefferson had an population of 1,539 people. This is a decrease of 4.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.23% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Jefferson had a population of 1,611 people (which is 5.91% of the total population of Ashe County). This makes Jefferson the county's most populous community.
The population of Jefferson represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 277th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,611 people, the population of Jefferson increased 13.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,422 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Jefferson.
Communities Also Named Jefferson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 58 communities that are also named Jefferson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jefferson.
Communities near Jefferson ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jefferson.
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 Jefferson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jefferson.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jefferson. 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 Jefferson.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jefferson.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson ...
Looking for more information about Jefferson? 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 Jefferson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jefferson.
Adding Jefferson to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Jefferson 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 Jefferson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Jefferson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jefferson on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Ashe County: www.ashecountygov.com/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2022