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Welcome to Patten ...

Patten is located in McDowell County<1>.

Patten is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Patten: (828)

Communities Also Named Patten ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Patten - they are located in Georgia, Maine and Massachusetts.

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

Communities near Patten ...

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

  • Morganton [Burke County]
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    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Patten
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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]
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    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Patten
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Valdese [Burke County]
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    • Valdese [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Patten
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<5>
  • Drexel [Burke County]
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    • Drexel [Burke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Patten
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,861 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
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      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Patten
      • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<5>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
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      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Patten
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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>
    • Ruth [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Patten
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Bostic [Rutherford County]
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      • Bostic [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Patten
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostic have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bostic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bostic<5>
    • Casar [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casar
      • Casar [Cleveland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Patten
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casar<5>
    • Mountain Home [McDowell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [McDowell County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Patten
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Patten ...

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

Adding Patten to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Patten 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 Patten was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in North Carolina

About McDowell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Patten. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Patten - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Patten) 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 Patten. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PattenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patten. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6508, Longitude: -81.8605    
<4>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.
<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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