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(Caldwell County)

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Welcome to Kings Creek ...

Kings Creek is located in Caldwell County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Kings Creek: Kings Crk. (or less commonly used: Kings Ck. or Kings Cr.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Kings Creek for more information about variations on the name of Kings Creek.

Kings Creek is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Kings Creek: (828)

Communities Also Named Kings Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Kings Creek: This one is located in Caldwell County and the other is located in Alleghany County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 7 communities that are also named Kings Creek - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kings Creek.

Communities near Kings Creek ...

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

  • Hickory [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Kings Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Kings Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<4>
  • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmills
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Kings Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills
  • Long View [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
    • Long View [Burke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Kings Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Kings Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<4>
    • Valdese [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Kings Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<4>
    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Wilkesboro
      • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Kings Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wilkesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Wilkesboro<4>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Kings Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Kings Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<4>
    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkesboro
      • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Kings Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<4>

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 Kings Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kings Creek.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kings Creek ...

Looking for more information about Kings Creek? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Kings Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Kings Creek.

Adding Kings Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.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 Caldwell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kings Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kings Creek) 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 Kings Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kings CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kings Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9917, Longitude: -81.4023    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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