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Welcome to Red Oak ...

The town of Red Oak is located in Nash County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Red Oak has a population of 3,459 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Red Oak.

Red Oak is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Red Oak is located in the (252) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Red Oak had an population of 3,459 people. This is an increase of 0.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Red Oak had a population of 3,430 people. This makes Red Oak the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Red Oak represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,430 people, the population of Red Oak increased 25.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,723 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Red Oak.

Communities Also Named Red Oak ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Red Oak: This one is located in Nash County and the other is located in Pitt County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 23 communities that are also named Red Oak - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Georgia (3), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (2), Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Red Oak ...

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

  • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Red Oak
    • 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>
  • Nashville [Nash County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
    • Nashville [Nash County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Red Oak
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,572 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<6>
  • Enfield [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
    • Enfield [Halifax County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Red Oak
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enfield<6>
  • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Red Oak
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spring Hope [Nash County]
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      • Spring Hope [Nash County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Red Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hope<6>
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Red Oak
      • 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>
    • Whitakers [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitakers
      • Whitakers [Edgecombe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Red Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitakers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Red Oak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battleboro<6>
    • Castalia [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castalia
      • Castalia [Nash County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Red Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castalia
    • Momeyer [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Momeyer
      • Momeyer [Nash County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Red Oak
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Momeyer

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Oak ...

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

Adding Red Oak to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Nash County: www.co.nash.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 Nash, 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 Red Oak.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Oak - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red Oak) 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 Red Oak. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red OakOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Oak. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0414, Longitude: -77.9064       In this case, the coordinates for Red Oak 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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