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Welcome to Old Fort ...

The town of Old Fort is located in McDowell County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Old Fort has a population of 925 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Old Fort is 1,440 feet [439 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Old Fort is located in the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Old Fort had an population of 925 people. This is an increase of 1.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Old Fort had a population of 908 people. This makes Old Fort the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 908 people, the population of Old Fort decreased 5.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 963 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Old Fort.

Communities Also Named Old Fort ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Old Fort - they are located in British Columbia, Idaho, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Old Fort ...

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

  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Mountain
    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<6>
  • Montreat [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreat
    • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> 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<6>
    • 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]<5> 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Chimney Rock Village
    • Ridgecrest [Buncombe County]
    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> 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
    • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> 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.
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Old Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Old Fort ...

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

Adding Old Fort to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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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>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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Old Fort.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Old Fort - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Old Fort) 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 Old Fort. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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).
<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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