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Welcome to Upton ...

Upton is located in Caldwell County<1>.

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

Upton is 1,430 feet [436 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Upton: (828)

Communities Also Named Upton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Upton - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Texas, Utah (2), West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Upton ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Upton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<5>
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
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    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Upton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<5>
  • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
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    • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Upton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
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  • Hudson [Caldwell County]
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    • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Upton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
    • Former name for Hudson:
    • Hudsonville
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
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      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Upton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Norris [Johnson County]
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      • Norris [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Upton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Upton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<5>
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Upton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blowing Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<5>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
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      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Upton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<5>
    • Newland [Avery County]
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      • Newland [Avery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Upton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<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 Upton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Upton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Upton ...

Looking for more information about Upton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Upton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Upton.

Adding Upton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.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 Caldwell, 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 Upton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Upton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0701, Longitude: -81.6954       In this case, the coordinates for Upton 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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