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Vilas, North Carolina

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The location of Vilas

Welcome to Vilas ...

Vilas is located in Watauga County.

The location of Vilas has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Vilas is 2,740 feet [835 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Vilas is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Vilas: (828)

Communities Also Named Vilas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Vilas - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vilas. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vilas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vilas.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Vilas:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vilas ...

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

Communities near Vilas ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Shell Creek   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the West (W) of Vilas

Located in Carter County (TN)

Boone   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Vilas

Mountain City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Vilas

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Norris   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Vilas

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Trade   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of Vilas

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Roan Mountain   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Vilas

Located in Carter County (TN)

West Jefferson   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Vilas

Located in Ashe County

Blowing Rock   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Vilas

Located in Caldwell County

Banner Elk   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Vilas

Located in Avery County

Newland   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Vilas

Located in Avery County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Vilas.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vilas - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vilas) 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 Vilas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vilas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vilas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2457, Longitude: -81.7676     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vilas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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