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Laurel Springs, North Carolina
(Alleghany County)

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Welcome to Laurel Springs ...

Laurel Springs is located in Alleghany County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Laurel Springs: Laurel Spgs. (or less commonly used: Laurel Spngs. or Laurel Sprngs.)

Laurel Springs is 2,740 feet [835 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Laurel Springs is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Laurel Springs is located in the (336) area code.

Communities Also Named Laurel Springs ...

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

Beyond North Carolina, there are 4 communities that are also named Laurel Springs - they are located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Laurel Springs ...

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

  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Wilkesboro
    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Laurel Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Wilkesboro<5>
  • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Laurel Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<5>
  • Sparta [Alleghany County]
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    • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Laurel Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<5>
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Laurel Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Laurel Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<5>
    • Independence [Grayson County]
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      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Laurel Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<5>
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
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      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Laurel Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<5>
    • McGrady [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGrady
      • McGrady [Wilkes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Laurel Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGrady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGrady
    • Scottville [Alleghany County]
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      • Scottville [Alleghany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Laurel Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottville<5>
    • Wagoner [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagoner
      • Wagoner [Ashe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Laurel Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagoner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagoner

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Laurel Springs ...

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

Adding Laurel Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Alleghany County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Alleghany, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Laurel Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Laurel Springs) 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 Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Laurel SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurel Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4115, Longitude: -81.2629       In this case, the coordinates for Laurel Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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