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Welcome to Townsville ...

Townsville is primarily located in Granville County<1>. A portion of Townsville extends into Vance County.

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

Townsville is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Townsville is located in the (252) area code.

Communities Also Named Townsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Townsville - it's located in Kentucky.

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

Communities near Townsville ...

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

  • Henderson [Vance County]
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    • Henderson [Vance County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Townsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<5>
  • Oxford [Granville County]
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    • Oxford [Granville County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Townsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<5>
  • Clarksville [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Clarksville [Mecklenburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Townsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,169 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksville<5>
  • Norlina [Warren County]
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    • Norlina [Warren County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Townsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,040 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norlina<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Warrenton [Warren County]
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      • Warrenton [Warren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Townsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 821 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<5>
    • Stovall [Granville County]
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      • Stovall [Granville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Townsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boydton [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Boydton [Mecklenburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Townsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boydton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boydton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boydton<5>
    • Kittrell [Vance County]
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      • Kittrell [Vance County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Townsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kittrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittrell<5>
    • Middleburg [Vance County]
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      • Middleburg [Vance County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Townsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<5>
    • Virgilina [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgilina
      • Virgilina [Halifax County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Townsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgilina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgilina<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 Townsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Townsville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Townsville ...

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

Adding Townsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Granville County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Granville County: www.granvillecounty.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 Granville, 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 Townsville - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Townsville) 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 Townsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TownsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Townsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4946, Longitude: -78.4236       In this case, the coordinates for Townsville 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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