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Welcome to Safe ...

Although we found mention of Safe during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Safe was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Safe to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Safe, please Contact Us.


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

Safe is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Safe might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Safe would be found within the (910) area code.

Communities Also Named Safe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Safe - it's located in Missouri.

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

Communities near Safe ...

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

  • Burgaw [Pender County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgaw
    • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Safe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<5>
  • Wallace [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallace
    • Wallace [Duplin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the east of Safe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,859 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<5>
  • Warsaw [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
    • Warsaw [Duplin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Safe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<5>
  • Rose Hill [Duplin County]
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    • Magnolia [Duplin County]
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      • Magnolia [Duplin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Safe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Kenansville [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenansville
      • Kenansville [Duplin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Safe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenansville<5>
    • Greenevers [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenevers
      • Greenevers [Duplin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Safe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenevers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenevers
    • Garland [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Sampson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Safe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<5>
    • Teachey [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teachey
      • Teachey [Duplin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northeast of Safe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teachey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teachey
    • Saint Helena [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helena
      • Saint Helena [Pender County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Safe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helena

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Safe ...

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

Adding Safe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Safe in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Safe was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Duplin County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Duplin County: www.duplincounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Safe and then turned west". While Safe could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Safe as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Safe could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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 Safe - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Safe) 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 Safe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SafeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Safe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7474, Longitude: -78.0594       In this case, the coordinates for Safe 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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