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Kenly, North Carolina

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Welcome to Kenly ...

The town of Kenly is primarily located in Johnston County. A portion of Kenly extends into Wilson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Kenly has a population of 1,493 people<1> (see below for details).

Kenly is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Kenly: (919) & (984)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kenly had a population of 1,339 people. This makes Kenly the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Kenly represents 0.01% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 299th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,339 people, the population of Kenly decreased 14.66% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,569 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Kenly had an population of 1,493 people. This is an increase of 11.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.84% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kenly.

Communities near Kenly ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016
Archer Lodge   [Map]   4,815   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clayton   [Map]   20,260   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Four Oaks   [Map]   2,090   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Goldsboro   [Map]   35,792   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pine Level   [Map]   1,888   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Selma   [Map]   6,589   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Kenly.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kenly. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kenly. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kenly. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Kenly:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kenly ...

Looking for more information about Kenly? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kenly, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Kenly.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Kenly. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Johnston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kenly.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kenly - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Kenly.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Kenly. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kenly) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kenly. 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 Kenly

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kenly. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5965, Longitude: -78.1279     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kenly have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kenly.