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Welcome to Speed ...

The town of Speed is located in Edgecombe County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Speed has a population of 75 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

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

Speed is located in the (252) area code.

The ZIP code for Speed: 27881<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Speed had an population of 75 people. This is a decrease of 6.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Speed had a population of 80 people. This makes Speed the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 80 people, the population of Speed increased 14.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 70 people).

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

Communities Also Named Speed ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Speed - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Speed ...

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

  • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Speed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<6>
  • Tarboro [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarboro
    • Tarboro [Edgecombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Speed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarboro<6>
  • Enfield [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
    • Enfield [Halifax County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Speed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enfield<6>
  • Princeville [Edgecombe County]
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    • Princeville [Edgecombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Speed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,901 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Scotland Neck [Halifax County]
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      • Scotland Neck [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Speed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Neck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland Neck<6>
    • Bethel [Pitt County]
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      • Bethel [Pitt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Speed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel<6>
    • Robersonville [Martin County]
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      • Robersonville [Martin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Speed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robersonville<6>
    • Pinetops [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinetops
      • Pinetops [Edgecombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Speed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetops
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinetops<6>
    • Whitakers [Edgecombe County]
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      • Whitakers [Edgecombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Speed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitakers have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitakers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitakers<6>
    • Lewiston Woodville [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston Woodville
      • Lewiston Woodville [Bertie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Speed
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston Woodville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Speed ...

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

Adding Speed to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Speed 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 Speed was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Edgecombe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Speed.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Speed - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Speed). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Speed or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Speed) 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 Speed. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpeedOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Speed. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9698, Longitude: -77.4449    
<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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