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Welcome to Moravian Falls ...

Moravian Falls is located in Wilkes County<1>.

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

Moravian Falls was established in 1753.

Moravian Falls is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Moravian Falls is within the boundaries of the (336) area code.

Communities near Moravian Falls ...

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

  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Moravian Falls
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the north of Moravian Falls
    • 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>
  • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
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    • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Moravian Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<5>
  • Ronda [Wilkes County]
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    • Ronda [Wilkes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Moravian Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronda<5>
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    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Moravian Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
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    • Love Valley [Iredell County]
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      • Love Valley [Iredell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Moravian Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Love Valley<5>
    • Boomer [Wilkes County]
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      • Boomer [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Moravian Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boomer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boomer
    • Fletcher [Wilkes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Wilkes County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Moravian Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cricket [Wilkes County]
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      • Cricket [Wilkes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Moravian Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cricket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cricket
    • Henderson [Wilkes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Wilkes County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Moravian Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moravian Falls. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Moravian Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moravian Falls ...

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

Adding Moravian Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Wilkes County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wilkes County: www.wilkescounty.net/

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 Wilkes, 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 Moravian Falls - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Moravian Falls) 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 Moravian Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moravian FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moravian Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0968, Longitude: -81.1823       In this case, the coordinates for Moravian Falls 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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