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Welcome to Jefferson ...

The town of Jefferson is located in Ashe County<1> and is the County Seat for Ashe County.

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.

  • Boone (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
    • Boone lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Jefferson and is located in Watauga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<6>
  • Mountain City (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
    • Mountain City lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Jefferson and is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<6>
  • Trade (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
    • Trade lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Jefferson and is located in Johnson County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<6>
  • Dowell (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
    • Dowell was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Jefferson and is located in Johnson County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Trout Dale (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
    • Trout Dale lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Jefferson and is located in Grayson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<6>
  • Lansing (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson and is located in Ashe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<6>
  • Wagoner (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagoner
    • Wagoner lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Jefferson and is located in Ashe County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagoner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagoner
  • Comet (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
    • Comet lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Jefferson and is located in Ashe County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comet
  • Crumpler (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpler
    • Crumpler lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Jefferson and is located in Ashe County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumpler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crumpler<6>
  • Glendale Springs (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale Springs
    • Glendale Springs lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Jefferson and is located in Ashe County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendale Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale Springs<6>

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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About Ashe County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Ashe County: www.ashecountygov.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 Ashe, 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 Jefferson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jefferson) 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 Jefferson. 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 JeffersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4208, Longitude: -81.4697       In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson 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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