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Welcome to Upward ...

Upward is located in Henderson County<1>.

Upward is 2,160 feet [658 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Upward is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Upward: (828)

Communities near Upward ...

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

  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Upward
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<4>
  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Upward
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<4>
  • Mills River [Henderson County]
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    • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Upward
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<4>
  • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
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    • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Upward
    • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Upward
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<4>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
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      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Upward
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<4>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
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      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Upward
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<4>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Upward
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Upward
      • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<4>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
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      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Upward
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Upward ...

Looking for more information about Upward? 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 Upward, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Upward.

Adding Upward to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Henderson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henderson County: www.hendersoncountync.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 Henderson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Upward - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Upward) 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 Upward. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from UpwardOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2966, Longitude: -82.3866    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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