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Welcome to Tryon ...

The town of Tryon is located in Polk County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tryon has a population of 1,615 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Tryon is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Tryon is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Tryon: 28782<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tryon had an population of 1,615 people. This is a decrease of 1.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tryon had a population of 1,646 people (which is 8.03% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Tryon the county's most populous community.

The population of Tryon represents 0.02% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 273rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,646 people, the population of Tryon decreased 6.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,760 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tryon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Tryon: This one is located in Polk County and the other is located in Gaston County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 8 communities that are also named Tryon - they are located in Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Tryon ...

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

  • Greer [Greenville County]
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    • Greer [Greenville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Tryon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<6>
  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Tryon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<6>
  • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Tryon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<6>
  • Lyman [Spartanburg County]
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    • Lyman [Spartanburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Tryon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,796 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
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      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Tryon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<6>
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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      • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Tryon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<6>
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
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      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Tryon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<6>
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
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      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Tryon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<6>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
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      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Tryon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<6>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Tryon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tryon ...

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

Adding Tryon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Polk County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.polknc.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 Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tryon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tryon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Tryon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tryon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- Tryon) 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 Tryon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TryonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tryon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2087, Longitude: -82.2382    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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