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Welcome to Turkey ...

The town of Turkey is located in Sampson County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Turkey has a population of 290 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Turkey is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Turkey is within the boundaries of the (910) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Turkey had an population of 290 people. This is a decrease of 0.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Turkey had a population of 292 people. This makes Turkey the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 292 people, the population of Turkey increased 11.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 262 people).

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

Communities Also Named Turkey ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Turkey - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Turkey ...

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

  • Clinton [Sampson County]
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    • Clinton [Sampson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Turkey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,332 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<6>
  • Mount Olive [Wayne County]
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    • Mount Olive [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Turkey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Olive<6>
  • Warsaw [Duplin County]
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    • Warsaw [Duplin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Turkey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<6>
  • Rose Hill [Duplin County]
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    • Rose Hill [Duplin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Turkey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Hill<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roseboro [Sampson County]
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      • Roseboro [Sampson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,183 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseboro<6>
    • Faison [Duplin County]
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      • Faison [Duplin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faison<6>
    • Magnolia [Duplin County]
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      • Magnolia [Duplin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Kenansville [Duplin County]
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      • Kenansville [Duplin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenansville<6>
    • Greenevers [Duplin County]
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      • Greenevers [Duplin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenevers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenevers
    • Garland [Sampson County]
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      • Garland [Sampson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Turkey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<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 Turkey. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Turkey.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Turkey ...

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

Adding Turkey to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Sampson, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Turkey.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Turkey - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Turkey) 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 Turkey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TurkeyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9951, Longitude: -78.1843       In this case, the coordinates for Turkey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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