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Welcome to Sawmills ...

The town of Sawmills is located in Caldwell County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sawmills has a population of 5,164 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Sawmills is 1,170 feet [357 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Sawmills is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sawmills had an population of 5,164 people. This is a decrease of 1.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sawmills had a population of 5,240 people (or 6.31% of the total population of Caldwell County). This makes Sawmills the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sawmills represents 0.05% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 129th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,240 people, the population of Sawmills increased 6.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,921 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sawmills.

Communities near Sawmills ...

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

  • Hickory (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
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    • Hickory lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Sawmills and is located in Catawba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lenoir (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
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    • Lenoir lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Sawmills and is located in Caldwell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<6>
  • Morganton (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
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    • Morganton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Sawmills and is located in Burke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<6>
  • Newton (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
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    • Newton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Sawmills and is located in Catawba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<6>
  • Conover (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
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    • Conover lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Sawmills and is located in Catawba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<6>
  • Long View (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
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    • Long View lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Sawmills and is located in Catawba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
  • Valdese (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
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    • Valdese lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Sawmills and is located in Burke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<6>
  • Gamewell (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
    • Gamewell lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Sawmills and is located in Caldwell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
  • Taylorsville (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Sawmills and is located in Alexander County
    • 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<6>
  • Hildebran (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildebran
    • Hildebran lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Sawmills and is located in Burke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,006 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hildebran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildebran
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildebran<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 Sawmills. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sawmills.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sawmills ...

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

Adding Sawmills to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Sawmills

Communities in North Carolina

About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.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 Caldwell, 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 Sawmills.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sawmills - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sawmills) 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 Sawmills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SawmillsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sawmills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8163, Longitude: -81.4779       In this case, the coordinates for Sawmills 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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