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Welcome to Montreat ...

The town of Montreat is located in Buncombe County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Montreat has a population of 943 people<3> (see below for details).

Montreat was established in 1897.

The community of Montreat is 2,720 feet [829 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Montreat is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Montreat: (828)

Websites for Montreat ...

Official Website: www.townofmontreat.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Montreat had an population of 943 people. This is an increase of 30.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 49.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montreat had a population of 723 people. This makes Montreat the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 723 people, the population of Montreat increased 14.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 630 people).

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

Communities Also Named Montreat ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Montreat - it's located in Alabama.

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

Communities near Montreat ...

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

  • Asheville [Buncombe County]
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    • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Montreat
    • 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 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Montreat
    • 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>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
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    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Montreat
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<6>
  • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
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    • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Montreat
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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) ...
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
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      • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Montreat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<6>
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
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      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Montreat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<6>
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
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      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Montreat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<6>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Montreat
      • 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Montreat
      • 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>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Montreat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<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 Montreat. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Montreat.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montreat ...

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

Adding Montreat to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Montreat: www.townofmontreat.org/

The official website for Buncombe County: www.buncombecounty.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 Buncombe, 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 Montreat.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montreat - 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- Montreat) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montreat. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontreatOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montreat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6478, Longitude: -82.2999       In this case, the coordinates for Montreat 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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