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Welcome to Sandy Creek ...

The town of Sandy Creek is located in Brunswick County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Sandy Creek: Sandy Crk. (or less commonly used: Sandy Ck. or Sandy Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sandy Creek has a population of 304 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sandy Creek.

Sandy Creek is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Sandy Creek: (910)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sandy Creek had an population of 304 people. This is an increase of 16.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sandy Creek had a population of 260 people. This makes Sandy Creek the county's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 260 people, the population of Sandy Creek increased 5.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 246 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sandy Creek.

Communities Also Named Sandy Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Sandy Creek: This one is located in Brunswick County and the other is located in Wilson County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 10 communities that are also named Sandy Creek - they are located in Alabama, Georgia (2), Louisiana, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Quebec and Texas.

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

Communities near Sandy Creek ...

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

  • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
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    • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Sandy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<6>
  • Leland [Brunswick County]
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    • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Sandy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,647 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<6>
  • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Spring Lakes
    • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Sandy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Spring Lakes
  • Navassa [Brunswick County]
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    • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Sandy Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belville [Brunswick County]
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      • Belville [Brunswick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Sandy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belville
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
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      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Sandy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<6>
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Arcadia
      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Sandy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Arcadia
    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
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      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Sandy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandyfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandyfield
    • Atkinson [Pender County]
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      • Atkinson [Pender County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Sandy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<6>
    • Bolivia [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivia
      • Bolivia [Brunswick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Sandy Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivia<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 Sandy Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sandy Creek.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sandy Creek ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Brunswick County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brunswick County: www.brunsco.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 Brunswick, 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 Sandy Creek.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sandy Creek - 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- Sandy Creek) 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 Sandy Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sandy CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2854, Longitude: -78.1571       In this case, the coordinates for Sandy Creek 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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