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Welcome to Thankful ...

Thankful is located in Wilkes County<1>.

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

Thankful is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Thankful lies within the (336) area code.

Communities near Thankful ...

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

  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
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    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Thankful
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<5>
  • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
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    • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Thankful
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
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    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Thankful
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<5>
  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Thankful
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,082 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Wilkesboro<5>
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    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
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      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Thankful
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<5>
    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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      • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Thankful
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<5>
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
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      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Thankful
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cajah's Mountain
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
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      • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Thankful
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<5>
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Thankful
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
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    • Love Valley [Iredell County]
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      • Love Valley [Iredell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Thankful
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Love Valley<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 Thankful. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thankful.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thankful ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Wilkes County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wilkes County: www.wilkescounty.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 Wilkes, 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 Thankful - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Thankful) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thankful. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0462, Longitude: -81.2915       In this case, the coordinates for Thankful 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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