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Welcome to Lake Waccamaw ...

The town of Lake Waccamaw is located in Columbus County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Lake Waccamaw: Lk. Waccamaw

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Waccamaw has a population of 1,404 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Lake Waccamaw is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Lake Waccamaw is located in the (910) area code.

Websites for Lake Waccamaw ...

Official Website: www.lakewaccamaw.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Waccamaw had an population of 1,404 people. This is a decrease of 5.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Waccamaw had a population of 1,480 people. This makes Lake Waccamaw the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lake Waccamaw represents 0.02% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 289th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,480 people, the population of Lake Waccamaw increased 4.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,411 people).

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

Communities near Lake Waccamaw ...

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

  • Whiteville [Columbus County]
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    • Whiteville [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Lake Waccamaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<6>
  • Chadbourn [Columbus County]
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    • Chadbourn [Columbus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Lake Waccamaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadbourn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadbourn<6>
  • Brunswick [Columbus County]
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    • Brunswick [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Lake Waccamaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 996 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<6>
  • Clarkton [Bladen County]
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    • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Lake Waccamaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton 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 Clarkton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
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      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Lake Waccamaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<6>
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
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      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Lake Waccamaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Arcadia
    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
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      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Lake Waccamaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandyfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hallsboro [Columbus County]
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      • Hallsboro [Columbus County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Lake Waccamaw
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    • Redbug [Columbus County]
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      • Redbug [Columbus County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Lake Waccamaw
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    • Council [Bladen County]
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      • Council [Bladen County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Lake Waccamaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Waccamaw ...

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

Adding Lake Waccamaw to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Columbus County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake Waccamaw: www.lakewaccamaw.com/

The official website for Columbus County: www.columbusco.org/main

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 Columbus, 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 Waccamaw.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Waccamaw - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Waccamaw) 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 Waccamaw. 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 WaccamawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Waccamaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3204, Longitude: -78.5208       In this case, the coordinates for Lake Waccamaw 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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