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Laurel Park, North Carolina
(Henderson County)

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Welcome to Laurel Park ...

Laurel Park is located in Henderson County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Laurel Park has a population of 2,320 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Laurel Park.

Laurel Park is 2,750 feet [838 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Laurel Park is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Laurel Park lies within the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Laurel Park had an population of 2,320 people. This is an increase of 6.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Laurel Park had a population of 2,180 people. This makes Laurel Park the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Laurel Park represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 236th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,180 people, the population of Laurel Park increased 18.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,835 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Laurel Park.

Communities Also Named Laurel Park ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Laurel Park: This one is located in Henderson County and the other is located in Watauga County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 10 communities that are also named Laurel Park - they are located in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Laurel Park.

Communities near Laurel Park ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Laurel Park.

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
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    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Laurel Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<6>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Laurel Park
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<6>
  • Brevard [Transylvania County]
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    • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Laurel Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<6>
  • Mills River [Henderson County]
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    • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Laurel Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Laurel Park
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<6>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
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      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Laurel Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<6>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Laurel Park
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Laurel Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<6>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Laurel Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<6>
    • Saluda [Henderson County]
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      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Laurel Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Laurel Park ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Henderson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henderson County: www.hendersoncountync.org/

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 Henderson, 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 Laurel Park.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Laurel Park - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Laurel Park) 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 Laurel Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Laurel ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurel Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3120, Longitude: -82.5037       In this case, the coordinates for Laurel Park 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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