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Lenoir, North Carolina

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Welcome to Lenoir ...

Lenoir is located in Caldwell County and is the County Seat for Caldwell County.

The pronunciation of Lenoir: le-NOR<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lenoir has a population of 17,938 people<2> (see below for details).

Lenoir was incorporated in 1851.

The community of Lenoir was named Tucker's Barn before it was changed to Lenoir.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Lenoir: Named after William Lenoir (1751-1839), a captain in the American Revolutionary War who took part in the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Lenoir is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Lenoir is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

The ZIP codes for Lenoir: 28633, 28645<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lenoir had a population of 18,228 people (or 21.95% of the total population of Caldwell County). This makes Lenoir the county's most populous community.

The population of Lenoir represents 0.19% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,228 people, the population of Lenoir increased 8.55% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,793 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lenoir had an population of 17,938 people. This is a decrease of 1.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.82% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lenoir.

Communities Also Named Lenoir ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Lenoir - they are located in Arkansas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas.

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

Websites for Lenoir ...

Official Website:

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 Lenoir. 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 Lenoir. 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 Lenoir. Our list includes 11 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lenoir ...

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

Communities near Lenoir ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hickory   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Lenoir

Located in Catawba County

Morganton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Lenoir

Located in Burke County

Sawmills   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lenoir

Long View   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lenoir

Located in Burke County

Granite Falls   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lenoir

Valdese   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Lenoir

Located in Burke County

Hildebran   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lenoir

Located in Burke County

Drexel   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Lenoir

Located in Burke County

Connelly Springs   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Lenoir

Located in Burke County

Glen Alpine   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Lenoir

Located in Burke County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Lenoir. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lenoir.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lenoir - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 community (such as Lenoir). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lenoir or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lenoir) 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 Lenoir. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lenoir

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lenoir. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9130, Longitude: -81.5387     [Map].






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