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Welcome to Purlear ...

Purlear is located in Wilkes County<1>.

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

Purlear is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Purlear is within the boundaries of the (336) area code.

Communities near Purlear ...

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

  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
  • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkesboro
    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Purlear
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<5>
  • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Purlear
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<5>
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Purlear
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Purlear
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<5>
    • Ronda [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Wilkes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Purlear
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronda<5>
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Purlear
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
    • Wilbar [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbar
      • Wilbar [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Purlear
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbar
    • Cricket [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cricket
      • Cricket [Wilkes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Purlear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cricket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cricket
    • Stokes [Wilkes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokes
      • Stokes [Wilkes County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Purlear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Purlear ...

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

Adding Purlear to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Wilkes County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wilkes County: www.wilkescounty.net/

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 Wilkes, 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 Purlear - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Purlear) 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 Purlear. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PurlearOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purlear. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1821, Longitude: -81.2843       In this case, the coordinates for Purlear 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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