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Stony Fork, North Carolina
(Watauga County)

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Welcome to Stony Fork ...

Stony Fork is located in Watauga County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Stony Fork: Stony Frk.

Stony Fork is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Stony Fork is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Stony Fork: (828)

Communities Also Named Stony Fork ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Stony Fork: This one is located in Watauga County and the other is located in Buncombe County.

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

Communities near Stony Fork ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Stony Fork
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<5>
  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Wilkesboro
    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Stony Fork
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Wilkesboro<5>
  • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkesboro
    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of Stony Fork
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<5>
  • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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    • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Stony Fork
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Stony Fork
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<5>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Stony Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<5>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jefferson
      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Stony Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<5>
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Stony Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
    • Seven Devils [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Devils
      • Seven Devils [Avery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Stony Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Devils have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Devils
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seven Devils<5>
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Stony Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stony Fork ...

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

Adding Stony Fork to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Watauga County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.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 Watauga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stony Fork - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Stony Fork) 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 Stony Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stony ForkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stony Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2112, Longitude: -81.4855    
<4>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.
<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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