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Welcome to Pelham ...

Pelham is located in Caswell County<1>.

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

When the people of Pelham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pelhamite<3>

Pelham is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Pelham is within the (336) area code.

Adding Pelham to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Pelham in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Pelham elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Pelham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Pelham - they are located in Alabama (2), Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Pelham ...

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

  • Danville [Danville City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Danville City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Pelham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,044 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<6>
  • Eden [Rockingham County]
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    • Eden [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Pelham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,886 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<6>
  • Reidsville [Rockingham County]
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    • Reidsville [Rockingham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Pelham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,987 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<6>
  • Wentworth [Rockingham County]
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    • Wentworth [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Pelham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yanceyville [Caswell County]
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      • Yanceyville [Caswell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Pelham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,963 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yanceyville<6>
    • Milton [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Caswell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Pelham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<6>
    • Bethel [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Caswell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Pelham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Gatewood [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood [Caswell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Pelham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood
    • Providence [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Caswell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Pelham
      • 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
    • Ruffin [Rockingham County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pelham ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Caswell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caswell County: www.caswellcountync.gov/

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 Caswell, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pelham refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pelham may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pelham - 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 from Point A (ie- Pelham) 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 Pelham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pelham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5101, Longitude: -79.4717       In this case, the coordinates for Pelham 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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