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Welcome to Penland ...

Penland is located in Mitchell County<1>.

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

Penland is 2,460 feet [750 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Penland is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Penland is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Penland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Penland - it's located in Texas.

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

Communities near Penland ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Penland
    • 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
  • Marion [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Penland
    • 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>
  • Burnsville [Yancey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
    • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Penland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
  • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
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    • Newland [Avery County]
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      • Newland [Avery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Penland
      • 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<5>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Penland
      • 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<5>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Penland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<5>
    • Crossnore [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossnore
      • Crossnore [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Penland
      • 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<5>
    • Sugar Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Mountain
      • Sugar Mountain [Avery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Penland
      • 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
    • Grandfather [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfather
      • Grandfather [Avery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Penland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfather

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Penland ...

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

Adding Penland to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mitchell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mitchell County: www.mitchellcounty.org/

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 Mitchell, 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 Penland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Penland) 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 Penland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PenlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9301, Longitude: -82.1121       In this case, the coordinates for Penland 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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