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Poplar Grove, North Carolina
(Polk County)

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Welcome to Poplar Grove ...

Poplar Grove is located in Polk County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Poplar Grove: Poplar Grv.

Poplar Grove is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Poplar Grove: (828)

Communities Also Named Poplar Grove ...

While we believe that this Poplar Grove is located in Polk County, we know of another 2 North Carolina communities named Poplar Grove. Those communities are located in the following counties: Sampson and Watauga County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 34 communities that are also named Poplar Grove - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Tennessee (8), Utah and Virginia.

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

Communities near Poplar Grove ...

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

  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Poplar Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<5>
  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Poplar Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<5>
  • Forest City [Rutherford County]
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    • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Poplar Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<5>
  • Spindale [Rutherford County]
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    • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Poplar Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
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      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<5>
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<5>
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<5>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
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      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<5>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<5>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
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      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Poplar Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poplar Grove ...

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

Adding Poplar Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.polknc.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 Polk, 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 Poplar Grove - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poplar Grove) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3843, Longitude: -82.1318       In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Grove 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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