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Welcome to Polkton ...

The town of Polkton is located in Anson County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Polkton has a population of 1,678 people<3> (see below for details).

Polkton was established in 1875.

The community of Polkton is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Polkton: (704) & (980)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Polkton had an population of 1,678 people. This is a decrease of 50.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Polkton had a population of 3,375 people (or 12.52% of the total population of Anson County). This makes Polkton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Polkton represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 185th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,375 people, the population of Polkton increased 182.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,195 people).

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

Adding Polkton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Communities near Polkton ...

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

  • Unionville [Union County]
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    • Unionville [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Polkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,344 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
  • Wadesboro [Anson County]
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    • Wadesboro [Anson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Polkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadesboro<7>
  • Wingate [Union County]
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    • Wingate [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Polkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,724 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wingate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wingate<7>
  • Marshville [Union County]
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    • Marshville [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Polkton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,835 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
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      • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Polkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<7>
    • Norwood [Stanly County]
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      • Norwood [Stanly County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Polkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood<7>
    • Oakboro [Stanly County]
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      • Oakboro [Stanly County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Polkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,928 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakboro<7>
    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
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      • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Polkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<7>
    • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County]
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      • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Polkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,141 people
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    • Ansonville [Anson County]
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      • Ansonville [Anson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Polkton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 586 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansonville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Polkton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Anson County: www.co.anson.nc.us/

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 Anson, 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 Polkton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Polkton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>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- Polkton) 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 Polkton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PolktonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polkton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0041, Longitude: -80.1964       In this case, the coordinates for Polkton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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