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Welcome to Sunbury ...

Sunbury is located in Gates County<1>.

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

Sunbury is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Sunbury is within the (252) area code.

Adding Sunbury to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sunbury in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sunbury elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sunbury on a Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Sunbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Sunbury - they are located in British Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Ohio (2), Ontario and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Sunbury ...

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

  • Suffolk [Suffolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffolk
    • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Sunbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 92,108 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<5>
  • Hertford [Perquimans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hertford
    • Hertford [Perquimans County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Sunbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hertford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hertford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hertford<5>
  • Winton [Hertford County]
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    • Winton [Hertford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Sunbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 722 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winton<5>
  • Winfall [Perquimans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfall
    • Winfall [Perquimans County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Sunbury
    • Estimated population in 2019: 610 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfall<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cofield [Hertford County]
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      • Cofield [Hertford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cofield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cofield
    • Gatesville [Gates County]
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      • Gatesville [Gates County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gatesville<5>
    • Colerain [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colerain
      • Colerain [Bertie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colerain
    • Harrellsville [Hertford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrellsville
      • Harrellsville [Hertford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Sunbury
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrellsville
    • Holly Grove [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
      • Holly Grove [Gates County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Sunbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
    • Muddy Cross [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy Cross
      • Muddy Cross [Gates County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Sunbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy Cross

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sunbury ...

Looking for more information about Sunbury? 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 Sunbury, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sunbury.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within North Carolina

About Gates County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gates County: www.gatescounty.govoffice2.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 Gates, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Sunbury) 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 Sunbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4410, Longitude: -76.6116       In this case, the coordinates for Sunbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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