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Welcome to Shotwell ...

Shotwell is located in Wake County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Shotwell, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Shotwell is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Shotwell: (919) & (984)<4>

Communities Also Named Shotwell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Shotwell - they are located in Alabama and Missouri.

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

Communities near Shotwell ...

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

  • Raleigh [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
    • Raleigh [Wake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Shotwell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<6>
  • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Forest
    • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Shotwell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<6>
  • Garner [Wake County]
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    • Garner [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Shotwell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<6>
  • Clayton [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
    • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Shotwell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Knightdale [Wake County]
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      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Shotwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<6>
    • Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Shotwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<6>
    • Wendell [Wake County]
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      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Shotwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<6>
    • Rolesville [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolesville
      • Rolesville [Wake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Shotwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolesville<6>
    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Shotwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<6>
    • Zebulon [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
      • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Shotwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<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 Shotwell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shotwell.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shotwell ...

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

Adding Shotwell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Wake County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wake County: www.wakegov.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 Wake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shotwell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shotwell) 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 Shotwell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShotwellOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shotwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7372, Longitude: -78.4444       In this case, the coordinates for Shotwell 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.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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