RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Mills River, North Carolina

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NC
Communities

















Welcome to Mills River ...

The town of Mills River is located in Henderson County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Mills River: Mills Riv.

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Mills River for more information about variations on the name of Mills River.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mills River has a population of 7,398 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mills River.

Mills River is 2,210 feet [674 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Mills River is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Mills River is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Mills River: 28759<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mills River had an population of 7,398 people. This is an increase of 8.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mills River had a population of 6,802 people (or 6.37% of the total population of Henderson County). This makes Mills River the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Mills River represents 0.07% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 107th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,802 people, the population of Mills River increased 17.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,783 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mills River.

Communities near Mills River ...

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

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Mills River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<6>
  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Mills River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<6>
  • Brevard [Transylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
    • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Mills River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<6>
  • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfin
    • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Mills River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<6>
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Mills River
      • 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.<7> 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>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<6>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Mills River
      • 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Saluda [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<6>
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Mills River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<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 Mills River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mills River.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mills River ...

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

Adding Mills River to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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 Mills River. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mills River.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mills River - 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 town (such as Mills River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mills River 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 '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- Mills River) 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 Mills River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mills RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mills River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3881, Longitude: -82.5668    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022