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Welcome to Topton ...

Topton is located in Cherokee County<1>.

Topton is 2,650 feet [808 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Topton is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Topton is located in the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Topton: 28781<3>

Websites for Topton ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.cherokeecountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Topton, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Topton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Topton - they are located in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Topton ...

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

  • Franklin [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Macon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Topton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<5>
  • Andrews [Cherokee County]
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    • Andrews [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Topton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,855 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<5>
  • Bryson City [Swain County]
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    • Bryson City [Swain County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Topton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryson City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryson City<5>
  • Robbinsville [Graham County]
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    • Robbinsville [Graham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Topton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robbinsville<5>
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    • Hayesville [Clay County]
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      • Hayesville [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Topton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayesville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayesville<5>
    • Lake Santeetlah [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Santeetlah
      • Lake Santeetlah [Graham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Topton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43 people
      • Lake Santeetlah has also been known as:
      • Santeetla
      • Santeetlah
      • Santultah
      • Thunderbird Mountain
      • Thunderbird
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Santeetlah
    • Fontana Dam [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontana Dam
      • Fontana Dam [Graham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Topton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6 people
      • Fontana Dam has also been known as:
      • Fontana Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontana Dam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fontana Dam<5>
    • Fairview [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Macon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Topton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Buffalo [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Topton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Cheoah [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheoah
      • Cheoah [Graham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Topton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheoah

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Topton ...

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

Adding Topton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Topton 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 Topton was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Cherokee County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cherokee County: www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/

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 Cherokee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Topton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Topton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Topton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Topton) 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 Topton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ToptonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Topton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2440, Longitude: -83.7051    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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