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Welcome to Princeville ...

The town of Princeville is located in Edgecombe County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Princeville has a population of 1,917 people<2> (see below for details).

Princeville was established in 1865.

The community of Princeville is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Princeville is located in the (252) area code.

The ZIP code for Princeville: 27886<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Princeville had an population of 1,917 people. This is a decrease of 7.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 103.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Princeville had a population of 2,082 people. This makes Princeville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Princeville represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 243rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,082 people, the population of Princeville increased 121.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 940 people).

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

Communities Also Named Princeville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Princeville - they are located in Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Nova Scotia, Quebec and South Carolina (2).

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

Communities near Princeville ...

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

  • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Princeville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<6>
  • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Princeville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<6>
  • Scotland Neck [Halifax County]
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    • Scotland Neck [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Princeville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Neck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland Neck<6>
  • Bethel [Pitt County]
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    • Bethel [Pitt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Princeville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,614 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Robersonville [Martin County]
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      • Robersonville [Martin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Princeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robersonville<6>
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Princeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<6>
    • Pinetops [Edgecombe County]
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      • Pinetops [Edgecombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Princeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetops
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinetops<6>
    • Whitakers [Edgecombe County]
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      • Whitakers [Edgecombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Princeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitakers have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitakers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitakers<6>
    • Battleboro [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleboro
      • Battleboro [Edgecombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Princeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battleboro<6>
    • Fountain [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain
      • Fountain [Pitt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Princeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Princeville ...

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

Adding Princeville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Princeville 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 Princeville was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Princeville on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Edgecombe County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Edgecombe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Princeville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Princeville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Princeville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Princeville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Princeville) 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 Princeville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrincevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8870, Longitude: -77.5298    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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