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Welcome to Navassa ...

The town of Navassa is located in Brunswick County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Navassa has a population of 2,311 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Navassa is near sea level<4>.

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

Navassa is within the boundaries of the (910) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Navassa had an population of 2,311 people. This is an increase of 53.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 382.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Navassa had a population of 1,505 people. This makes Navassa the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Navassa represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 285th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,505 people, the population of Navassa increased 214.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 479 people).

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

Communities near Navassa ...

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

  • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
    • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Navassa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<6>
  • Leland [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
    • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Navassa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,647 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<6>
  • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County]
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    • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Navassa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Spring Lakes
  • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County]
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    • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Navassa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,369 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carolina Beach<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County]
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      • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Navassa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsville Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrightsville Beach<6>
    • Kure Beach [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kure Beach
      • Kure Beach [New Hanover County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Navassa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kure Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kure Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kure Beach<6>
    • Northwest [Brunswick County]
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      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Navassa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Arcadia
      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Navassa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
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    • Saint Helena [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helena
      • Saint Helena [Pender County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Navassa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helena
    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
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      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Navassa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandyfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandyfield

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Navassa ...

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

Adding Navassa to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Brunswick County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brunswick County: www.brunsco.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 Brunswick, 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 Navassa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Navassa - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Navassa) 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 Navassa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NavassaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Navassa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2722, Longitude: -78.0203       In this case, the coordinates for Navassa 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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