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Mount Gilead, North Carolina
(Avery County)

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Welcome to Mount Gilead ...

Mount Gilead is located in Avery County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Mount Gilead: Mt. Gilead

Mount Gilead is 3,100 feet [945 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Mount Gilead is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Mount Gilead is located in the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Mount Gilead ...

While we believe that this Mount Gilead is located in Avery County, we know of another 2 North Carolina communities named Mount Gilead. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cabarrus and Montgomery County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 13 communities that are also named Mount Gilead - they are located in Alabama (2), Kentucky (3), Ohio (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Mount Gilead ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Mount Gilead
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Mount Gilead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<5>
  • Elizabethton [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
    • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Mount Gilead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<5>
  • Winchester [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Mount Gilead
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodby Hill
      • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Mount Gilead
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodby Hill
    • Mountain City [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
      • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Mount Gilead
      • 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>
    • Trade [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade
      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Mount Gilead
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<5>
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Mount Gilead
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Mount Gilead
      • 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.<2> 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>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Mount Gilead
      • 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 Mount Gilead. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Gilead.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Gilead ...

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

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About Avery County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Avery County: www.averyco.com/gov/

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 Avery, 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 Mount Gilead - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Mount Gilead) 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 Mount Gilead. 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 Mount GileadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Gilead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2682, Longitude: -81.9090       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Gilead 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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