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Welcome to Plymouth ...

The coastal town of Plymouth is located in Washington County<1> and is the County Seat for Washington County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Plymouth has a population of 3,380 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Plymouth is near sea level<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Plymouth: (252)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plymouth had an population of 3,380 people. This is a decrease of 12.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plymouth had a population of 3,878 people (which is 29.32% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Plymouth the county's most populous community.

The population of Plymouth represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 163rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,878 people, the population of Plymouth decreased 5.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,107 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Plymouth.

Communities Also Named Plymouth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Plymouth - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (3), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Plymouth ...

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

  • Williamston [Martin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamston
    • Williamston [Martin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,129 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<6>
  • Edenton [Chowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenton
    • Edenton [Chowan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,567 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edenton<6>
  • Windsor [Bertie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
    • Windsor [Bertie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,493 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<6>
  • Roper [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roper
    • Roper [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Plymouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 533 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roper<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jamesville [Martin County]
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      • Jamesville [Martin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamesville<6>
    • Creswell [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creswell
      • Creswell [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creswell<6>
    • Pantego [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantego
      • Pantego [Beaufort County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Plymouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pantego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantego
    • Westover [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Plymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
    • Avoca [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
      • Avoca [Bertie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Plymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
    • Merry Hill [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merry Hill
      • Merry Hill [Bertie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Plymouth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merry 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 Plymouth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plymouth.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plymouth. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Plymouth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plymouth ...

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

Adding Plymouth to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Washington County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountygov.com/

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 Washington, 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 Plymouth.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plymouth - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plymouth) 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 Plymouth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlymouthOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plymouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8588, Longitude: -76.7488       In this case, the coordinates for Plymouth 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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