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Welcome to La Grange ...

The town of La Grange is located in Lenoir County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of La Grange, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1869.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, La Grange has a population of 2,641 people<3> (see below for details).

La Grange is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for La Grange: (252)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, La Grange had an population of 2,641 people. This is a decrease of 8.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, La Grange had a population of 2,873 people. This makes La Grange the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of La Grange represents 0.03% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 209th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,873 people, the population of La Grange increased 1.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,844 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for La Grange.

Communities Also Named La Grange ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named La Grange - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York (3), Ohio, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for La Grange.

Communities near La Grange ...

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

  • Goldsboro
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Goldsboro is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsboro
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Goldsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsboro <5>
  • Kinston
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kinston is located in Lenoir County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,849 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinston
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Kinston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinston <5>
  • Mount Olive
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Snow Hill
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Snow Hill is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,483 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Snow Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill <5>
  • Fremont
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Walnut Creek
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Walnut Creek is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Creek
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Walnut Creek
  • Pikeville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Pink Hill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pink Hill is located in Lenoir County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink Hill
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Pink Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pink Hill <5>
  • Hookerton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hookerton is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookerton
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hookerton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hookerton <5>
  • Eureka
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Eureka is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Eureka

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around La Grange. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for La Grange.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Grange ...

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

Adding La Grange to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of La Grange in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for La Grange was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the La Grange post office opened in 1869.

We also found La Grange in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for La Grange.

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

The official website for Lenoir County: www.co.lenoir.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 Lenoir, 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 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 La Grange.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Grange - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/




 

 

 

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