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Welcome to Trenton ...

The town of Trenton is located in Jones County<1> and is the County Seat for Jones County.

When the people of Trenton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Trentonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Trenton has a population of 278 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Trenton is near sea level<4>.

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

The area code for Trenton: (252)

The ZIP code for Trenton: 28585<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Trenton had an population of 278 people. This is a decrease of 3.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Trenton had a population of 287 people. This makes Trenton the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 287 people, the population of Trenton increased 39.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 206 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Trenton.

Communities Also Named Trenton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Trenton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Trenton ...

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

  • New Bern [Craven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bern
    • New Bern [Craven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Trenton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,940 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bern have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bern
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Bern<8>
  • Kinston [Lenoir County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinston
    • Kinston [Lenoir County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Trenton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,849 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinston<8>
  • Trent Woods [Craven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trent Woods
    • Trent Woods [Craven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Trenton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,991 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trent Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trent Woods
  • River Bend [Craven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bend
    • River Bend [Craven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Trenton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Richlands [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Onslow County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Trenton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richlands have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<8>
    • Vanceboro [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanceboro
      • Vanceboro [Craven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Trenton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vanceboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanceboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vanceboro<8>
    • Maysville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Trenton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<8>
    • Bridgeton [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeton
      • Bridgeton [Craven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Trenton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeton<8>
    • Cove City [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove City
      • Cove City [Craven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Trenton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove City
    • Dover [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Craven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Trenton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Trenton. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Trenton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Trenton ...

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

Adding Trenton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Trenton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Jones County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jones County: www.co.jones.nc.us/

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 Jones, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Trenton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Trenton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Trenton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Trenton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Trenton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Trenton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Trenton) 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 Trenton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TrentonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trenton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0637, Longitude: -77.3537    
<7>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.
<8>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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