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Welcome to Spruce Pine ...

The town of Spruce Pine is located in Mitchell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Spruce Pine has a population of 2,133 people<2> (see below for details).

Spruce Pine was established in 1907.

The community of Spruce Pine is 2,530 feet [771 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Spruce Pine is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Spruce Pine: (828)

The ZIP code for Spruce Pine: 28777<4>

Websites for Spruce Pine ...

Official Website: www.sprucepine.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spruce Pine had an population of 2,133 people. This is a decrease of 1.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spruce Pine had a population of 2,175 people (which is 13.96% of the total population of Mitchell County). This makes Spruce Pine the county's most populous community.

The population of Spruce Pine represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 237th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,175 people, the population of Spruce Pine increased 7.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,030 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Spruce Pine.

Communities Also Named Spruce Pine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Spruce Pine - they are located in Alabama, Kentucky (2) and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Spruce Pine ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Spruce Pine
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Marion [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Spruce Pine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<7>
  • Burnsville [Yancey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
    • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Spruce Pine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<7>
  • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roan Mountain
    • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Spruce Pine
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newland [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Avery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Spruce Pine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<7>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Spruce Pine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<7>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Spruce Pine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<7>
    • Crossnore [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossnore
      • Crossnore [Avery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Spruce Pine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossnore have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossnore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossnore<7>
    • Sugar Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Mountain
      • Sugar Mountain [Avery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Spruce Pine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Mountain
    • Grandfather [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfather
      • Grandfather [Avery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Spruce Pine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfather

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spruce Pine. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Spruce Pine.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spruce Pine ...

Looking for more information about Spruce Pine? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Spruce Pine, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spruce Pine.

Adding Spruce Pine to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Spruce Pine on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mitchell County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spruce Pine: www.sprucepine.org/

The official website for Mitchell County: www.mitchellcounty.org/

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 Mitchell, 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 Spruce Pine.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spruce Pine - 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 Spruce Pine). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Spruce Pine 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- Spruce Pine) 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 Spruce Pine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spruce PineOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spruce Pine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9149, Longitude: -82.0669    
<6>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.
<7>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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