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Our Genealogy Helper for Old Fort ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Old Fort (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Old Fort. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Old Fort is located in McDowell County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Mitchell, Rutherford & Yancey.

Below are the counties that are near Old Fort. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Old Fort:

  • McDowell County     (The home county of Old Fort)
    • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffitt Hill
    • Lackey Town [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackey Town
    • Greenlee [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlee
      • Greenlee [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlee
    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • 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
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • 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<3>
    • Glenwood [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • 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
    • Little Switzerland [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Switzerland
      • Little Switzerland [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Switzerland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Switzerland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Switzerland<3>
    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nebo<3>
    • Patten [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patten
      • Patten [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patten
    • Mountain Home [McDowell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [McDowell County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Avery County
    • Linville Falls [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville Falls
      • Linville Falls [Avery County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linville Falls<3>
    • Plumtree [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plumtree
      • Plumtree [Avery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plumtree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plumtree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plumtree<3>
    • Stamey Town [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamey Town
      • Stamey Town [Avery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamey Town
    • Crossnore [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossnore
      • Crossnore [Avery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossnore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossnore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossnore<3>
    • Pineola [Avery County]
    • Linville [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Avery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • 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
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linville<3>
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<3>
    • Grandfather [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfather
      • Grandfather [Avery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfather
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<3>
    • Sugar Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Mountain
      • Sugar Mountain [Avery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Mountain
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Elk
      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • 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<3>
  • Buncombe County
    • Ridgecrest [Buncombe County]
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<3>
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
      • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<3>
    • Walkertown [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkertown
      • Walkertown [Buncombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkertown
    • Swannanoa [Buncombe County]
    • Wilson [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Azalea [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azalea
      • Azalea [Buncombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Azalea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azalea
    • Swannanoa Hills [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swannanoa Hills
      • Swannanoa Hills [Buncombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swannanoa Hills
    • Beech [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech
      • Beech [Buncombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech
    • Barnardsville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnardsville
      • Barnardsville [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnardsville<3>
    • Fairview [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Redwood Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood Village
      • Redwood Village [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood Village
  • Burke County
    • Linville [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Burke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • 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
    • Brindletown [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brindletown
      • Brindletown [Burke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brindletown
    • Parkhill [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhill
      • Parkhill [Burke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhill
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • 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<3>
    • Magnolia [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Burke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Morganton [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
      • Morganton [Burke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • 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<3>
    • Salem [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Burke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jonas Ridge [Burke County]
    • Enola [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enola
      • Enola [Burke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enola
    • Yellow Gap [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Gap
      • Yellow Gap [Burke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Gap
    • Drexel [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel
      • Drexel [Burke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • 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
    • Valdese [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<3>
  • Caldwell County
    • Collettsville [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collettsville
      • Collettsville [Caldwell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collettsville<3>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cajah's Mountain
      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cajah's Mountain
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
      • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
      • Former name for Lenoir:
      • Tucker's Barn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<3>
  • Cleveland County
    • Casar [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casar
      • Casar [Cleveland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casar<3>
    • Polkville [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Cleveland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Mooresboro [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresboro
      • Mooresboro [Cleveland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresboro
    • Kingstown [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstown
      • Kingstown [Cleveland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstown
    • Lattimore [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lattimore
      • Lattimore [Cleveland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lattimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lattimore
    • Lawndale [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawndale
      • Lawndale [Cleveland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawndale<3>
    • Belwood [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belwood
      • Belwood [Cleveland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belwood
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<3>
    • Fallston [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallston
      • Fallston [Cleveland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fallston<3>
  • Haywood County
    • Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
  • Henderson County
    • Bat Cave [Henderson County]
    • Gerton [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gerton
      • Gerton [Henderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gerton<3>
    • Fletcher [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • 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<3>
    • Dana [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
      • Dana [Henderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
    • U-No [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for U-No
      • U-No [Henderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on U-No
    • Cumberland Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Village
      • Cumberland Village [Henderson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland Village
    • Naples [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Henderson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naples have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
    • Balfour [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balfour
      • Balfour [Henderson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balfour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carolina Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Village
      • Carolina Village [Henderson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mountain Home [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [Henderson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pinehurst [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
      • Pinehurst [Henderson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
    • Upward [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upward
      • Upward [Henderson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upward
  • Madison County
    • Ivy [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Madison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Bethel [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
      • 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.
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    • Rollins [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollins
      • Rollins [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marshall [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
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    • Hot Springs [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Madison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
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  • Mitchell County
    • Grassy Creek [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Creek
      • Grassy Creek [Mitchell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • 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<3>
    • Penland [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penland
      • Penland [Mitchell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<3>
    • Relief [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relief
      • Relief [Mitchell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relief have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tipton Hill [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton Hill
      • Tipton Hill [Mitchell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
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    • Bailey [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Mitchell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Polk County
    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
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    • Lynn [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Polk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<3>
  • Rutherford County
    • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whitehouse [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
      • Whitehouse [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse
    • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Chimney Rock Village
      • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Estimated population in 2015: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Chimney Rock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<3>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • 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.
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    • Thermal City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermal City
      • Thermal City [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thermal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermal City
    • Union Mills [Rutherford County]
    • Mount Pisgah [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pisgah
      • Mount Pisgah [Rutherford County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pisgah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ruth [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Rutherford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<3>
    • Spindale [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spindale
      • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spindale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<3>
    • Bakersville [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Rutherford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
  • Transylvania County
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<3>
    • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah Forest<3>
  • Yancey County
    • Hamrick [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamrick
      • Hamrick [Yancey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamrick
    • Celo [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celo
      • Celo [Yancey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celo
    • Murchison [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murchison
      • Murchison [Yancey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murchison
    • Low Gap [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap [Yancey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
    • Micaville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micaville
      • Micaville [Yancey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micaville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Micaville<3>
    • Newdale [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newdale
      • Newdale [Yancey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newdale
    • Concord [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Yancey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<3>
    • Double Island [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Island
      • Double Island [Yancey County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Island
    • Green Mountain [Yancey County]
    • Ramseytown [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramseytown
      • Ramseytown [Yancey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramseytown
    • Sioux [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux
      • Sioux [Yancey County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux
  • Cherokee County (SC)
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<3>
  • Greenville County (SC)
  • Spartanburg County (SC)
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landrum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<3>
    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campobello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campobello<3>
    • Fingerville [Spartanburg County]
    • Gramling [Spartanburg County]
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman
      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<3>
  • Carter County (TN)
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
      • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • 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<3>
    • Shell Creek [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
      • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • 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
    • Woodby Hill [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodby Hill
      • Woodby Hill [Carter County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • 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
  • Unicoi County (TN)
    • Ernestville [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernestville
      • Ernestville [Unicoi County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernestville
    • Banner Hill [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Hill
      • Banner Hill [Unicoi County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Hill
    • Erwin [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<3>
    • Unicoi [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unicoi
      • Unicoi [Unicoi County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,579 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unicoi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unicoi<3>
    • Bumpus Cove [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpus Cove
      • Bumpus Cove [Unicoi County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
      • Estimated population in 2014: 729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bumpus Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpus Cove

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Old Fort, see our County-by-County Page for Old Fort.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Old Fort ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Fort.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Old Fort. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Old Fort and those printed in the larger area surrounding Old Fort.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Old Fort.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Old Fort:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Old Fort ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Fort.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Old Fort covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Siloam Cemetery
  • Pine Cove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Cove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Cove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Cove Cemetery
  • Davistown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Davistown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davistown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davistown Cemetery
  • Zion Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zion Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill Cemetery
  • Glades Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glades Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glades Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glades Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glades Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Liberty Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ridgecrest Memorial Park
    • Montford Cove Baptist Church Cemetery
    • West Court Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Court Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Court Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West Court Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Court Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bat Cave.Stated another way, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Old Fort.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Hemphill Morgan Cemetery
    • Ridgway Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Gragg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gragg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gragg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gragg Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Old Fort.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gragg Cemetery
    • Antioch Church Cemetery
    • Lawing Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lawing Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lawing Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lawing Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawing Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Old Fort had a population of 249 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Old Fort had a population of 924 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Old Fort, with the one closest to Old Fort listed first.

  • Old Fort [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
    • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 249 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Old Fort had a post office and railroad service
    • 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.
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  • Greenlee [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlee
    • Greenlee [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenlee had a post office and railroad service
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  • Dendron [McDowell County]
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    • Dendron [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Fort
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dendron had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] - Historic
    • While Otter Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
    • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Otter Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
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    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sugar Hill had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Black Mountain had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marion [McDowell County]
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      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Old Fort
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 799 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marion had a post office and railroad service
      • 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
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    • Toms Creek [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Creek
      • Toms Creek [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Fort
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toms Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toms Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Swannanoa [Buncombe County]
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      • Swannanoa [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Fort
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Swannanoa had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swannanoa
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    • Bearwallow [Henderson County]
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      • Bearwallow [Henderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bearwallow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearwallow
    • Bat Cave [Henderson County]
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      • Bat Cave [Henderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Fort
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bat Cave had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bat Cave
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bat Cave<3>
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chimney Rock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<3>
    • Vein Mountain [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vein Mountain
      • Vein Mountain [McDowell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vein Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vein Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vein Mountain
    • Uree [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uree
      • Uree [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Old Fort
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Uree had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uree
    • Cuba [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • While Cuba was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Rutherford County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Fort
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cuba had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Old Fort. See our List of 1890's Communities around Old Fort.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Old Fort ...

While our initial data about Old Fort came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Old Fort in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Old Fort.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Old Fort:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Old Fort in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Old Fort for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Old Fort. See our Misc Page for Old Fort for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About McDowell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Fort. 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>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- Old Fort) 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 Old Fort. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old FortOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Fort. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6304, Longitude: -82.1778       In this case, the coordinates for Old Fort have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Old Fort, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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