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Lake Santeetlah, North Carolina

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Welcome to Lake Santeetlah ...

The town of Lake Santeetlah is located in Graham County.

A typical abbreviation for Lake Santeetlah: Lk. Santeetlah

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Lake Santeetlah has a population of 43 people<1> (see below for details).

Lake Santeetlah is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Lake Santeetlah is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Lake Santeetlah is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Lake Santeetlah: 28771<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Santeetlah had a population of 45 people. This makes Lake Santeetlah the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 45 people, the population of Lake Santeetlah decreased 32.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 67 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lake Santeetlah had an population of 43 people. This is a decrease of 4.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 35.82% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Lake Santeetlah ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Lake Santeetlah and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Andrews   [Map]   1,819   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bear Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Boiling Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buffalo   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cheoah   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fontana Dam   [Map]   7   NE   5 miles [8 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lake Santeetlah. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake Santeetlah. 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 Lake Santeetlah.

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

Websites for Lake Santeetlah ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Santeetlah ...

Looking for more information about Lake Santeetlah? 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.

Looking for more information about Lake Santeetlah? 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 Lake Santeetlah, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Santeetlah.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Lake Santeetlah.

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

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Lake Santeetlah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake Santeetlah or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>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- Lake Santeetlah) 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 Lake Santeetlah. 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 Santeetlah

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Santeetlah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3646, Longitude: -83.8623     [Map].

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