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Welcome to Mabel ...

Mabel is located in Watauga County<1>.

Mabel is 2,960 feet [902 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Mabel is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Mabel is within the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Mabel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Mabel - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Quebec and South Dakota.

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

Communities near Mabel ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Mabel
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Boone [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Mabel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<5>
  • Winchester [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Mabel
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
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    • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Mabel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<5>
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    • Norris [Johnson County]
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      • Norris [Johnson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Mabel
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
    • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Mabel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<5>
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Mabel
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<5>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blowing Rock
      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Mabel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<5>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Mabel
      • 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.<4> 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>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Mabel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mabel ...

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

Adding Mabel to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mabel 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 Mabel was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Watauga County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.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 Watauga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mabel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mabel) 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 Mabel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MabelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mabel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3194, Longitude: -81.7659    
<4>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.
<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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