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Welcome to Tar Heel ...

The town of Tar Heel is located in Bladen County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tar Heel has a population of 114 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Tar Heel is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Tar Heel is located in the (910) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tar Heel had an population of 114 people. This is a decrease of 2.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 62.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tar Heel had a population of 117 people. This makes Tar Heel the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 117 people, the population of Tar Heel increased 67.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 70 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tar Heel.

Communities near Tar Heel ...

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

  • Lumberton [Robeson County]
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    • Lumberton [Robeson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Tar Heel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<6>
  • Hope Mills [Cumberland County]
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    • Hope Mills [Cumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Tar Heel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,848 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Mills<6>
  • Elizabethtown [Bladen County]
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    • Elizabethtown [Bladen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Tar Heel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Saint Pauls [Robeson County]
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    • Saint Pauls [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Tar Heel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,290 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Pauls<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bladenboro [Bladen County]
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      • Bladenboro [Bladen County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Tar Heel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,697 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bladenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladenboro<6>
    • Stedman [Cumberland County]
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      • Stedman [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Tar Heel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stedman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stedman<6>
    • White Lake [Bladen County]
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      • White Lake [Bladen County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Tar Heel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<6>
    • Clarkton [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkton
      • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Tar Heel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkton<6>
    • Parkton [Robeson County]
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      • Parkton [Robeson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Tar Heel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkton<6>
    • Rennert [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rennert
      • Rennert [Robeson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Tar Heel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rennert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rennert

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tar Heel ...

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

Adding Tar Heel to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Bladen County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bladen County: www.bladeninfo.net/

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 Bladen, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tar Heel.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tar Heel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- Tar Heel) 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 Tar Heel. 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 Tar HeelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tar Heel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7328, Longitude: -78.7902       In this case, the coordinates for Tar Heel 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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