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Welcome to Sandy Cross ...

Sandy Cross is located in Gates County<1>.

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

Sandy Cross is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Sandy Cross: (252)

Communities Also Named Sandy Cross ...

While we believe that this Sandy Cross is located in Gates County, we know of another 2 North Carolina communities named Sandy Cross. Those communities are located in the following counties: Nash and Rockingham County.

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

Communities near Sandy Cross ...

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

  • Elizabeth City (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth City
    • Elizabeth City lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Sandy Cross and is located in Pasquotank County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,013 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth City<5>
  • Hertford (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hertford
    • Hertford lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Sandy Cross and is located in Perquimans County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,143 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hertford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hertford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hertford<5>
  • Winfall (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfall
    • Winfall lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Sandy Cross and is located in Perquimans County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfall<5>
  • Cofield (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cofield
    • Cofield lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Sandy Cross and is located in Hertford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cofield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cofield
  • Gatesville (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesville
    • Gatesville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Sandy Cross and is located in Gates County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 290 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gatesville<5>
  • Colerain (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colerain
    • Colerain lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Sandy Cross and is located in Bertie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colerain
  • Harrellsville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrellsville
    • Harrellsville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Sandy Cross and is located in Hertford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrellsville
  • Mitchells Fork (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchells Fork
    • Mitchells Fork lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Sandy Cross and is located in Gates County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchells Fork
  • Muddy Cross (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy Cross
    • Muddy Cross lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Sandy Cross and is located in Gates County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy Cross
  • Acorn Hill (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acorn Hill
    • Acorn Hill lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Sandy Cross and is located in Gates County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn Hill

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sandy Cross ...

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

Adding Sandy Cross to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Sandy Cross

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Gates County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Gates County: www.gatescounty.govoffice2.com/

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 Gates, 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 Sandy Cross - 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- Sandy Cross) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Cross. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3688, Longitude: -76.5536       In this case, the coordinates for Sandy Cross 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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