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Welcome to Jonas Ridge ...

Jonas Ridge is located in Burke County<1>.

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

Jonas Ridge is 3,800 feet [1,158 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Jonas Ridge is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Jonas Ridge is located in the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Jonas Ridge: 28641<3>

Communities near Jonas Ridge ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Jonas Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Morganton [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Jonas Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<6>
  • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Jonas Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Jonas Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
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      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Jonas Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<6>
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Jonas Ridge
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<6>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Jonas Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<6>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Jonas Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<6>
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Jonas Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<6>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Jonas Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<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 Jonas Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jonas Ridge.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jonas Ridge ...

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

Adding Jonas Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Burke County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Burke County: www.co.burke.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 Burke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jonas Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Jonas Ridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jonas Ridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Jonas 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 Jonas Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jonas RidgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonas Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9747, Longitude: -81.8937    
<5>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.
<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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