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Welcome to Kernersville ...

The town of Kernersville is primarily located in Forsyth County<1>. A portion of Kernersville extends into Guilford County.

The location of Kernersville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kernersville has a population of 24,667 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kernersville.

Kernersville is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Kernersville is within the boundaries of the (336) area code.

Websites for Kernersville ...

Official Website:   www.ci.kernersville.nc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.kernersvillenc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kernersville had an population of 24,667 people. This is an increase of 6.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kernersville had a population of 23,123 people (or 6.59% of the total population of Forsyth County). This makes Kernersville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Kernersville represents 0.24% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,123 people, the population of Kernersville increased 35.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,126 people).

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

Adding Kernersville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Kernersville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Communities near Kernersville ...

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

  • Greensboro [Guilford County]
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    • Greensboro [Guilford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Kernersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 297,878 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<6>
  • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winston-Salem
    • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Kernersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 248,112 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston-Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winston-Salem<6>
  • High Point [Davidson County]
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    • High Point [Davidson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Kernersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 113,565 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for High Point<6>
  • Thomasville [Davidson County]
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    • Thomasville [Davidson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Kernersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,713 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clemmons [Forsyth County]
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      • Clemmons [Forsyth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Kernersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clemmons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clemmons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clemmons<6>
    • Lewisville [Forsyth County]
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      • Lewisville [Forsyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Kernersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<6>
    • Archdale [Randolph County]
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      • Archdale [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Kernersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,560 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archdale<6>
    • Summerfield [Guilford County]
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      • Summerfield [Guilford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Kernersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerfield<6>
    • Oak Ridge [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
      • Oak Ridge [Guilford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Kernersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge<6>
    • King [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Forsyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Kernersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King<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 Kernersville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kernersville.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kernersville. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kernersville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kernersville ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Forsyth County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kernersville: www.ci.kernersville.nc.us/

The official website for Forsyth County: www.co.forsyth.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 Forsyth, 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 Kernersville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kernersville - 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 from Point A (ie- Kernersville) 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 Kernersville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KernersvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kernersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1074, Longitude: -80.0882       In this case, the coordinates for Kernersville 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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