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Welcome to Lake Lure ...

The town of Lake Lure is located in Rutherford County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Lake Lure: Lk. Lure

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Lure has a population of 1,152 people<3> (see below for details).

Lake Lure was established in 1927.

The community of Lake Lure is 1,160 feet [354 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Lake Lure lies within the (828) area code.

Websites for Lake Lure ...

Official Website: www.ci.lake-lure.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Lure had an population of 1,152 people. This is a decrease of 3.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Lure had a population of 1,192 people. This makes Lake Lure the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lake Lure represents 0.01% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 314th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,192 people, the population of Lake Lure increased 16.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,027 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Lure.

Communities near Lake Lure ...

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

  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Lake Lure
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<6>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Lake Lure
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<6>
  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Lake Lure
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<6>
  • Spindale [Rutherford County]
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    • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Lake Lure
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
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      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Lake Lure
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<6>
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Lake Lure
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<6>
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Lake Lure
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<6>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
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      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Lake Lure
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<6>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
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      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Lake Lure
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<6>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Lake Lure
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Lake Lure. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake Lure.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Lure ...

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

Adding Lake Lure to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lake Lure 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 Lake Lure was on a map titled Road Map for North Carolina (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Rutherford County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake Lure: www.ci.lake-lure.nc.us/

The official website for Rutherford County: www.rutherfordcountync.gov/

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 Rutherford, 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 Lake Lure.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Lure - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Lure) 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 Lake Lure. 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 Lake LureOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Lure. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4413, Longitude: -82.2052       In this case, the coordinates for Lake Lure 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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