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Welcome to Poplar Ridge ...

Poplar Ridge is located in Orange County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Poplar Ridge: Poplar Rdg. (or less commonly used: Poplar Rdge. or Poplar Ridg.)

Poplar Ridge is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Poplar Ridge: (919) and (984)<4>

Communities Also Named Poplar Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Poplar Ridge - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, Arkansas, Illinois (2), Manitoba, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Poplar Ridge ...

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

  • Durham
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
    • Durham lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Poplar Ridge.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<6>
  • Chapel Hill
  • Carrboro
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrboro
    • Carrboro lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Poplar Ridge.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrboro<6>
  • Mebane
  • Graham
  • Butner
  • Haw River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haw River
    • Haw River lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Poplar Ridge.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haw River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haw River<6>
  • Green Level
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Level
    • Green Level lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Poplar Ridge.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Level
  • Swepsonville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swepsonville
    • Swepsonville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Poplar Ridge.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,386 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swepsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swepsonville
  • Garland Acres
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland Acres
    • Garland Acres lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Poplar Ridge.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garland Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland Acres

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poplar Ridge ...

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

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.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 Orange, 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 Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Poplar Ridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0724, Longitude: -79.0686       In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Ridge 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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