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Welcome to Nebo ...

Nebo is located in McDowell County<1>.

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

Nebo is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Nebo: (828)

Communities Also Named Nebo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Nebo: This one is located in McDowell County and the other is located in Yadkin County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 27 communities that are also named Nebo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Nebo ...

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

  • Morganton [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Nebo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<5>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Nebo
    • 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<5>
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Nebo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>
  • Drexel [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel
    • Drexel [Burke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Nebo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,861 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Nebo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<5>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Nebo
      • 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<5>
    • Patten [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patten
      • Patten [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Nebo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patten
    • Linville [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Burke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Nebo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Nebo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Marion
    • Glenwood [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Nebo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nebo ...

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

Adding Nebo to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 McDowell, 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 Nebo - 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 from Point A (ie- Nebo) 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 Nebo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NeboOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nebo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7151, Longitude: -81.9309       In this case, the coordinates for Nebo 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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